Numerical Investigation of Wake Instabilities

  • Marek Morzyński
  • Frank Thiele
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The application of non-parallel flow stability analysis to the wake problem is shown. Stream function, curvilinear FDM formulation and solution of the eigenvalue problem is described in details. The results consist of critical values, determined for the circular cylinder flow and the attempt to analyze the wake instability mechanism.


Reynolds Number Circular Cylinder Critical Reynolds Number Steady Solution Wake Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Morzyński
    • 1
  • Frank Thiele
    • 2
  1. 1.Hermann Föttinger–InstitutTechnische UniversitätBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung TurbulenzforschungDLRBerlinGermany

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