Stability of High-Speed Chemically Reacting and Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers

  • Helen L. Reed
  • Gregory Stuckert
  • Ponnampalam Balakumar
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The present work is devoted to a detailed determination of the stability of the laminar basic state of supersonic and hypersonic flow over 2D and axisymmetric bodies. Relatively simple geometries are considered due to the anticipated difficulties in performing a stability analysis. The inclusion and study of 3D and chemical nonequilibrium effects are discussed. The complete region between the wall and the shock is considered.


Mach Number Critical Reynolds Number Hypersonic Flow Collision Integral Adiabatic Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen L. Reed
    • 1
  • Gregory Stuckert
    • 1
  • Ponnampalam Balakumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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