Boundary layer instability induced by surface suction

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2543-2552
Journal / PublicationPhysics of Fluids
Volume13
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

It is shown that suction nonuniformities may induce a new instability of the Blasius boundary layer that results in the generation of streamwise vortices. Addition of a uniform suction is not effective in controlling this instability. It is shown that nonuniformities of surface blowing may induce a similar instability and that the characteristics of this instability are also little affected by the magnitude of the blowing. Finally, it is shown that suction nonuniformities appear to have a minimal effect on the traveling (Tollmien-Schlichting) wave instability. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.

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Boundary layer instability induced by surface suction. / Roberts, P. J.D.; Floryan, J. M.; Casalis, G.; Arnal, D.

In: Physics of Fluids, Vol. 13, No. 9, 09.2001, p. 2543-2552.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review