A new mechanism for rapid transition involving a pair of oblique waves

P. J. Schmid, D. S. Henningson

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Abstract

A pair of small but finite-amplitude oblique waves were used as initial condition in numerical simulations of transition to turbulent flow. A rapid energy growth to a transition peak occurred. Although this transition scenario is triggered by a nonlinear interaction, the dominant mechanism yielding substantial disturbance amplitudes was found to be linear. A number of simulations were made that showed that the overall features of this transition scenario remains the same for a range of parameter values. © 1992 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1986-1989
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids A
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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