an:00465034
Zbl 0780.76027
Natarajan, Ramesh; Acrivos, Andreas
The instability of the steady flow past spheres and disks
EN
J. Fluid Mech. 254, 323-344 (1993).
00015645
1993
j
76E05 76D05 76M10
axisymmetric flow; linear instability; three-dimensional modal perturbations
We consider the instability of the steady, axisymmetric base flow past a sphere, and a circular disk (oriented broadside-on to the incoming flow). Finite-element methods are used to compute the steady axisymmetric base flows, and to examine their linear instability to three-dimensional modal perturbations.