Accession Number : ADA956522

Title :   Taylor Instability in a Stratified Flow.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eisler, Thomas J.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The effect of a mean flow and density stratification on the instability of a density discontinuity is investigated. The flow is of the jet type between parallel walls with a piecewise linear velocity profile. The stratification is statically stable. The dominant instability occurs for large values of the perturbation wavenumber. The stratification and flow are generally stabilizing, but the effect of the stratification is found to be destabilizing with respect to small wavenumbers.

Descriptors :   *JET FLOW, *INSTABILITY, *STRATIFICATION, DENSITY, GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS, DISCONTINUITIES, PERTURBATIONS, INVISCID FLOW, INCOMPRESSIBILITY.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE