Accession Number : ADP004049

Title :   Nonlinear Effects in Hydrodynamic Stability,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Herbert,T.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The interest in the analysis of nonlinear effects is motivated by examples of insufficient agreement between observation and results of the linear theory for the prototypes of Taylor-Couette flow and plane Poiseuille flow. The principal methods of the analysis of nonlinear problems are characterized. The weakly nonlinear theory for a single normal mode and the calculation and use of high-order landau constants is discussed. A survey is given on weakly nonlinear models of observed phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydrodynamics, Nonlinear analysis, Stability, Theory, Nonlinear systems, Mathematical models

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE