Effect of Wall Suction and Cooling on the Second Mode Instability

  • M. R. Malik
  • A. A. Godil
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Compressible linear viscous stability theory is used to study the effect of combined wall suction and cooling on the second mode instability in a flat plate boundary layer. While wall cooling destabilizes the boundary layer, calculations at Mach 4.5 and 8 show that wall suction may be used to stabilize the boundary layer with respect to second mode (subsonic) instability.


Boundary Layer Mach Number Mode Instability Stability Equation Hypersonic Boundary Layer 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Malik
    • 1
  • A. A. Godil
    • 1
  1. 1.High Technology CorporationHamptonUSA

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