On Turbulence Transition in Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer Flow

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 186)


Sub-harmonic resonance in zero pressure gradient three-dimensional boundary layer flow occurs in the classical N-type pathway of turbulence transition. Three-dimensionality incurs exorbitant computational demands on the numerical simulations. Imposition of a spectral method and a non-uniform grid countervails the impractical computational demands. Validation of the numerical method versus the three-dimensional OS equation avers confidence in the accuracy of the model. Numerical realizations of the generation, amplification, and interaction of two- and three-dimensional sub-harmonic waves agree qualitatively with classical experiments.


Boundary layer flow Combined compact difference method Non-uniform grid Spectral method Sub-harmonic resonance Three dimensionality Turbulence transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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