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Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 303–304 | Cite as

On the energy equation for a spatially developing instability wave in the theory of hydrodynamic stability

  • Zhou Heng
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Abstract

In this article, it is shown that the energy equation for a spatially developing disturbance used in all the literatures dealing with the problem of hydrodynamic stability suffers from a small, but crucial error.

Key Words

hydrodynamic stability energy equation spatial mode 

References

  1. [1]
    Lin, C.C., The Theory of Hydrodynamic Stability, Cambridge University Press (1955).Google Scholar

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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhou Heng
    • 1
  1. 1.Tianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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