Nonlinear Limit-Cycle Solutions - A Rational Method for Transition Prediction in Shear Flows?

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3-D limit-cycle solutions are computed for planc Poiscuillc flow by a truncated modal expansion in conjunction with an arclcngth continuation procedure. Aside from a rather small unstable 3-D branch near ß = 0 the preliminary results indicate the existence of a second 3-D branch which can be used for a more rational transition prediction in wall-bounded shear flows.


Reynolds Number Friction Factor Transition Prediction Modal Expansion Neutral Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.DFVLR-AVA, Institute for Theoretical Fluid MechanicsGöttingenFed. Rep. of Germany

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