New parameter for predicting crossflow instability

Yasuaki Kohama, Sanford S. Davis

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    Instability of boundary layers over a concave wall and a rotating disk which were thought to be essentially different in instability sources, are compared in order to investigate whether or not a single crossflow parameter can be defined. Using a newly defined crossflow parameter, prediction was attempted on a yawed cylinder boundary layer transition. By comparing the calculation with the experiment, it was found that this parameter can document fairly well the onset of crossflow instability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)80-85
    Number of pages6
    JournalJSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1993 Feb 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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