Instability of separated boundary layers

  • 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)


In this chapter we discuss flow instability at laminar boundary-layer separation that can happen on airfoils and wings, in diffusors, at sudden surface variations such as steps and bumps, etc. Within this topic, a good deal of research data is available for local separation regions generated when the separated layer reattaches back to the surface. Such flows, also known as ‘separation bubbles,’ are in focus of the following consideration.


Particle Image Velocimetry Direct Numerical Simulation Separation Bubble Separation Region Instability Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • 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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