Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Natural Transition on “Infinite” Swept Wing

  • D. Arnal
  • G. Casalis
  • J. C. Juillen
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


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.


Temporal Theory Amplification Rate Transition Onset Unstable Direction IUTAM Symposium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Arnal
    • 1
  • G. Casalis
    • 1
  • J. C. Juillen
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerothermodynamics DepartmentONERA/CERTToulouse CedexFrance

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