Some other basic factors of shear-layer stability

  • Andrey V. BoikoEmail author
  • Alexander V. Dovgal
  • Genrih R. Grek
  • Victor V. Kozlov
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 98)


This chapter describes the results of theoretical, numerical and experimental studies to show how different isolated factors affect the linear stability of parallel and quasi-parallel flows. The palette of these factors includes surface geometry, volume forces, temperature effects, presence of particles in the fluid, wall permeability and compliance. Certainly, this set is not exhaustive. In particular, the stability of magnetohydrodynamic, unsteady flows, etc. is beyond the present scope. However, the set is diverse enough to provide a general view of the basic aspects of the stability analysis as applied to some problems related to engineering applications.


Boundary Layer Linear Stability Critical Reynolds Number Turbulent Transition Rectangular Duct 
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  • Andrey V. Boiko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexander V. Dovgal
    • 1
  • Genrih R. Grek
    • 1
  • Victor V. Kozlov
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Theoretical & Applied MechanicsRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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