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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: November 2018

5 - Stability of Compressible Flows


Chapter 5 examines the role of compressibility on the instability of boundary layers and mixing layers. For the compressible mixing layer, a thorough discussion of the mean flow, compressible Rayleigh equation and neutral stability curves is presented. In the discussion of invisicd distrubances, the compressible vortex sheet is also discussed. For the compressible boundary layer, the viscous stability equations are derived, followed by the neutral stability boundaries.

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