Fluid Dynamics pp 191-239 | Cite as

Flows Instabilities

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The study of the stability of flows is one of the cornerstones of Fluid Mechanics: the subject is so large that it would deserve a whole book to be reviewed. Leaving aside such an ambitious goal, we shall concentrate, in this chapter and the following one, on the fundamentals, although, here and there, making some excursions in more specialized topics.


Landau Equation Marangoni Number Finite Amplitude Helmholtz Instability Optimal Perturbation 
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et PlanétologieUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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