Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Natural Transition on “Infinite” Swept Wing
The first part of this paper is concerned with a survey of the methods which can be used for predicting transition on swept wings, in incompressible flow; simple transition criteria are presented and possible extensions of the well known en method to three-dimensional situations are discussed.
Applications of these various techniques are given in the second part of the paper; comparisons between measured and predicted transition locations indicate that the key problem lies in the evolution of the stability characteristics from the crossflow direction to the streamwise one.
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