Accession Number : AD0720292

Title :   New Insights on Transition in Oscillating Boundary Layers,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Loehrke,Richard ; Morkovin,Mark V. ; Fejer,Andrew A.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Literature on transition in oscillating boundary layers is relatively recent and confusing. The paper first reviews the current thinking on transition in steady boundary layers and on the role of stability theory. The reader is then provided with a background on oscillating boundary layers. The various reports of transition in such boundary layers are analyzed and clarified. The concept of excited wave packets, moving downstream through the 'pulsating' boundary layer and cumulatively growing or decaying, largely in response to the transient vorticity distribution, appears to unify much of the data. Recent experiments, designed to test the ingredients of the concept, are reported. Other forms of transition are discussed and their probable occurrence in the domains of interest to practical engineers is mapped out. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, STABILITY), (*LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, OSCILLATION), REPORTS, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, THEORY, FLOW FIELDS, PRESSURE, TEST METHODS, REYNOLDS NUMBER, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE