## Abstract

The effect of the nose radius of a body on boundary-layer receptivity is analysed for the case of a symmetric mean flow past a body with a parabolic leading edge. Asymptotic methods based on large Reynolds number are used, supplemented by numerical results. The Mach number is assumed small, and acoustic free-stream disturbances are considered. The case of free-stream acoustic waves, propagating obliquely to the symmetric mean flow is considered. The body nose radius, r_{n}, enters the theory through a Strouhal number, S = ωr_{n}/U, where ω is the frequency of the acoustic wave and U is the mean flow speed. The finite nose radius dramatically reduces the receptivity level compared to that for a flat plate, the amplitude of the instability waves in the boundary layer being decreased by an order of magnitude when S = 0.3. Oblique acoustic waves produce much higher receptivity levels than acoustic waves propagating parallel to the body chord.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 243-267 |

Number of pages | 25 |

Journal | Journal of Fluid Mechanics |

Volume | 310 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Mar 10 1996 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering