The Effect of Cooling on the Supersonic Boundary Layer Stability and Transition

  • V. I. Lysenko
  • A. A. Maslov
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The present paper describes the carried out experimental studies of the laminar boundary layer stability on a flat plate and the transition into a turbulent state both by cooling of a streamlined surface and by its heating. There are confirmed the main theses of the linear theory of hydrodynamic stability. An explanation of the transition reversal appearing in tests in the wind tunnels on cooled models is given.


Mach Number Transition Reversal Laminar Boundary Layer Neutral Stability Curve Supersonic Boundary Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Lysenko
    • 1
  • A. A. Maslov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUSSR Academy of SciencesNovosibirskUSSR

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