Wave Phenomena in a High Reynolds Number Compressible Boundary Layer
This paper is a numerical study of the behavior of spatially unstable waves in a high Reynolds number, compressible laminar boundary layer. The numerical simulations are conducted by solving the laminar, two-dimensional, compressible Navier-Stokes equations over a flat plate with a fluctuating disturbance generated at the inflow. The primary objectives of this work are to study the nonlinear growth and distortion of the unstable waves and also to study techniques for the active control of these disturbances by time-periodic surface heating and cooling. The results presented here are an extension of the results presented in , .
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