Accession Number : AD0641123

Title :   HYDRODYNAMIC STABILITY OF VISCOUS FLOWS.

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH FLIGHT SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hains,F. D.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The Orr-Sommerfeld equation, which governs the stability of parallel flows, was solved by a numerical technique. Neutral stability curves were obtained for three different problems. The first problem is concerned with the effect of a flexible wall on the stability of the boundary layer on a flat plate. The second problem is concerned with the stability of magnetohydrodynamic channel flow with an aligned magnetic field. The last problem deals with the stability of Couette-Poiseuille flow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS FLOW, STABILITY), (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, STABILITY), BOUNDARY LAYER, FLUID DYNAMICS, VISCOSITY, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, TURBULENCE, COUETTE FLOW

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE