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numerical studies of transverse curvature effects on transonic flow stabilityA numerical study of transverse curvature effects on compressible flow temporal stability for transonic to low supersonic Mach numbers is presented for axisymmetric modes. The mean flows studied include a similar boundary-layer profile and a nonsimilar axisymmetric boundary-layer solution. The effect of neglecting curvature in the mean flow produces only small quantitative changes in the disturbance growth rate. For transonic Mach numbers (1-1.4) and aerodynamically relevant Reynolds numbers (5000-10,000 based on displacement thickness), the maximum growth rate is found to increase with curvature - the maximum occurring at a nondimensional radius (based on displacement thickness) between 30 and 100.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Macaraeg, M. G.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Daudpota, Q. I.
(Old Dominion University Research Foundation, Norfolk, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Physics of Fluids A
Volume: 4
Issue: 5, Ma
ISSN: 0899-8213
Subject Category
Distribution Limits