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Spatial stability of the incompressible corner flow. (English) Zbl 1148.76312
Summary: The linear spatial stability of the incompressible corner flow under pressure gradient has been studied. A self-similar form has been used for the mean flow, which reduces the related problem to the solution of a two-dimensional problem. The stability problem was formulated using the parabolised stability equations (PSE) and results were obtained for the viscous modes at medium and high frequencies. The related \(N\)-factors indicate that the flow is stable at these frequencies, but probably unstable for small frequencies. Furthermore the inviscid mode for each mean flow was obtained and the results indicate that its importance increases considerably with an increase in the adverse pressure gradient. Finally the dependence of the stability characteristics on the extent of the domain is also considered.

76E05 Parallel shear flows in hydrodynamic stability
76D10 Boundary-layer theory, separation and reattachment, higher-order effects
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