Nonlinear Instability of Nonparallel Flows

IUTAM Symposium Potsdam, NY, USA July 26 – 31, 1993

  • S. P. Lin
  • W. R. C. Phillips
  • D. T. Valentine
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Boundary Layers and Shear Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yury S. Kachanov
      Pages 21-51
    3. V. I. Borodulin, Y. S. Kachanov
      Pages 69-80
    4. Nay Lin, Thomas A. Buter, David A. Fuciarelli, Helen L. Reed
      Pages 98-105
  3. Compressibility and Thermal Effects

  4. Vortices and Wakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. P. G. Drazin, W. H. H. Banks, M. B. Zaturska
      Pages 281-289
    3. S. R. Otto, James P. Denier
      Pages 290-299
    4. S. J. Tang, F. G. Zhuang, T. D. Hsing
      Pages 300-309
    5. Y. Murakami, H. Fukuta, K. Gotoh
      Pages 320-329
    6. C. H. K. Williamson, A. Prasad
      Pages 350-363
  5. Nonlinear Waves and Jets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Theodore Yaotsu Wu
      Pages 367-381
    3. G. S. Guthart, T. Yao-Tsu Wu
      Pages 397-406
    4. Hsueh-Chia Chang, Minquan Cheng, Evgeny Demekhin, Evgeny Kalaidin
      Pages 407-424
    5. S. W. Joo, S. H. Davis
      Pages 425-435
    6. Vladimir Shtern, Fazle Hussain
      Pages 449-458

About these proceedings


The IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Instability of Nonparallel Flows was held at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5725, USA from 26 to 31 July 1993. It consisted of 9 general speeches, 35 lectures and 15 poster-seminar presentations. The papers were grouped in fairly focused sessions on boundary layers, shear flows, vortices, wakes, nonlinear waves and jets. The symposium was fol­ lowed by a workshop in which the subject matter discussed was sum­ marized and some further work for future investigation was recom­ mended. The highlights of the workshop will be reported elsewhere. In this book many of the papers that describe the ideas presented at the symposium are collected to provide a reference for researchers in charting the future course of their studies in the area of nonlinear instability of nonparallel flows. The papers in this book are grouped under the following headings: • Boundary layers and shear flows • Compressibility and thermal effects • Vortices and wakes • Nonlinear waves and jets In the lead paper ofthis book M. E. Goldstein describes an asymp­ totic theory of nonlinear interaction between two spatially growing oblique waves on nonparallel boundary and free-shear layers. The wave interaction originates from the nonlinear critical layer and is responsive to weakly nonparallel effects. The theory results in a sys­ tem of integral differential equations which appear to be relevant near the upper branch of the neutral curve.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. P. Lin
    • 1
  • W. R. C. Phillips
    • 1
  • D. T. Valentine
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85086-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85084-4
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