A Time-Reversed Approach to the Study of Görtler Instabilities

  • Paolo Luchini
  • Alessandro Bottaro
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 36)


The original analysis (by Görtler himself and others) of the curvature-excited streamwise vortices that have become known as Görtler vortices was based on a quasi-parallel extension of the theory of parallel centrifugal instabilities of the Taylor-Couette and Dean type. However, the possibility of applying a quasi-parallel analysis to Görtler vortices has always been questioned because of the difficulties in identifying a suitable scaling parameter that could allow the theory to be cast in the form of a proper asymptotic expansion continuable to all orders.


Green Function Noise Source Streamwise Vortex Boundary Layer Equation General Boundary Condition 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Luchini
    • 1
  • Alessandro Bottaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. Ingegneria AerospazialePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.IMHEF - DGMÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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