The current understanding of boundary-layer receptivity to external acoustic and vortical disturbances is reviewed. Recent advances in theoretical modeling, numerical simulations, and experiments are discussed. It is shown that aspects of the theory have been validated and that the mechanisms by which freestream disturbances provide the initial conditions for unstable waves are better understood. Challenges remain, however, particularly with respect to freestream turbulence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics|
|State||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics