Stability of Flow in a Diverging Channel

  • Ph. G. Drazin
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 344)


The linear, weakly nonlinear, and nonlinear stability of flows of a viscous incompressible fluid in a diverging channel will be treated theoretically. The results will be related to observations of flows, to computational fluid dynamics, to bifurcations of the solutions describing the flows as the Reynolds number increases, and to transition towards chaos. This will also serve as a case study of the concepts and methods of the theory of stability of all flows.


Steady Flow Bifurcation Diagram Basic Flow Lorenz System Null Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. G. Drazin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolBristolUK

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