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

3 - Temporal Stability of Viscous Incompressible Flows


Chapter 3 examines the stability of viscous flowsusing the Orr–Sommerfeld equation. In particular, the stability of channel flows, the Blasius boundary layer, and the Falkner–Skan family are examined. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the spectrum for unbounded flows.