IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Instability and Transition in Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Manchester, U.K., 17–20 July 1995

  • Peter W. Duck
  • Philip Hall
Conference proceedings

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Behaviour of oblique waves

  3. Görtler instability

  4. Instability and transition in swept-wing flow

    1. Yasuaki Kohama, Tatsuya Onodera, Yasuhiro Egami
      Pages 147-156
    2. Christian Masson, Marc Langlois, Ion Paraschivoiu
      Pages 157-166
    3. Oleg S. Ryzhov, Eugene D. Terent’ev
      Pages 167-176
    4. V. Shtern, U. Dallmann
      Pages 177-186
  5. Non-linear processes

  6. DNS and PSE

    1. G. Casalis, M. L. Copie, Ch. Airiau, D. Arnal
      Pages 237-246
  7. Cross-flow instability

  8. Wall Effects and Stability Modifiers

    1. Peter W. Carpenter, Alison J. Cooper
      Pages 327-338
  9. Transition and instability in supersonic flow

    1. V. Ya. Levchenko, A. D. Kosinov, N. V. Semionov, Yu. G. Ermolaev
      Pages 361-368
  10. Receptivity

    1. V. R. Gaponenko, A. V. Ivanov, Y. S. Kachanov
      Pages 389-398
    2. P. H. Alfredsson, A. A. Bakchinov, V. V. Kozlov, M. Matsubara
      Pages 423-436
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 437-446

About these proceedings


Most fluid flows of practical importance are fully three-dimensional, so the non-linear instability properties of three-dimensional flows are of particular interest. In some cases the three-dimensionality may have been caused by a finite amplitude disturbance whilst, more usually, the unperturbed state is three-dimensional. Practical applications where transition is thought to be associated with non-linearity in a three- dimensional flow arise, for example, in aerodynamics (swept wings, engine nacelles, etc.), turbines and aortic blood flow. Here inviscid `cross-flow' disturbances as well as Tollmien-Schlichting and Görtler vortices can all occur simultaneously and their mutual non-linear behaviour must be understood if transition is to be predicted. The non-linear interactions are so complex that usually fully numerical or combined asymptotic/numerical methods must be used.
Moreover, in view of the complexity of the instability processes, there is also a growing need for detailed and accurate experimental information. Carefully conducted tests allow us to identify those elements of a particular problem which are dominant. This assists in both the formulation of a relevant theoretical problem and the subsequent physical validation of predictions. It should be noted that the demands made upon the skills of the experimentalist are high and that the tests can be extremely sophisticated - often making use of the latest developments in flow diagnostic techniques, automated high speed data gathering, data analysis, fast processing and presentation.


aerodynamics control design dynamics flows mixing stability turbines vortices waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter W. Duck
    • 1
  • Philip Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7261-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1700-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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