Propagation of finiteamplitude waves in a nearly parallel flow
Abstract
The equations governing the long range propagation of two dimensional nonlinear disturbance waves in a boundary layer are derived assuming that the boundary layer thickness and the wavelength are of the same order of magnitude and that the Reynolds number is large. A multiple scales method is used with the Reynolds number as an expansion parameter. The resulting equations constitute a spatial initial boundary value problem which can be numerically solved.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 November 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979STIN...8110332Z
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Transition;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Nonlinear Equations;
 Parallel Flow;
 Wave Propagation;
 Propagation Modes;
 Rayleigh Waves;
 Reynolds Number;
 Transition Flow;
 Two Dimensional Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer