Global stability analysis of compressible flow around swept wings

Christoph J. MacK, Peter J. Schmid, Jörn Sesterhenn

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The global linear stability of compressible flow in the leading-edge region of a swept wing is studied using an iterative eigenvalue method. This method was implemented via a Jacobian-free framework where direct numerical simulations provide computed flow fields as the required input. It has been found that the investigated leading-edge flow is, over a selected range of flow parameters, most unstable to instabilities of the crossflow type. Our results further confirm that convex leading-edge curvature has a stabilizing influence on this flow. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalNotes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
StatePublished - Oct 28 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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