Instability mechanisms in shear-flow transition.

Bruce J Bayly, T. Herbert

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Abstract

Results from classical inviscid and viscous stability theory are reviewed in relation to turbulent shear flow at high Reynolds numbers. The nonlinear growth and equilibration of two dimensional waves in wall bounded and free shear flows is next considered. Three dimensional secondary instability is then described and interpreted in terms of the theory of instability of elliptical vortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-391
Number of pages33
JournalAnnual Review of Fluid Mechanics
Volume20 , 1988
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Instability mechanisms in shear-flow transition. / Bayly, Bruce J; Herbert, T.

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