Initial-value problem for three-dimensional disturbances in a hypersonic boundary layer

Eric Forgoston, Anatoli Tumin

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Abstract

An initial-value problem is formulated for a threedimensional wave packet in a hypersonic boundary layer flow. The problem is solved using a Laplace transform with respect to time and Fourier transforms with respect to the streamwise and spanwise coordinates. The solution can be presented as a sum of modes consisting of continuous and discrete spectra of temporal stability theory. Two discrete modes, known as Mode S and Mode F, are of interest since they may be involved in a laminar-turbulent transition scenario. The continuous and discrete spectrum are analyzed numerically, and the following features are revealed: (1) the synchronism of Mode S with acoustic waves at low wave number is primarily twodimensional; (2) at high angles of dis turbance propagation, Mode F is no longer synchronized with entropy and vorticity waves; (3) at high angles of disturbance propagation, the synchronism between Mode S and Mode F no longer leads to a Mode S instability, and at even higher angles of disturbance propagation, Mode S and Mode F are not synchronized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624100314
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Event34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit 2004 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 28 Jun 20041 Jul 2004

Publication series

Name34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit

Other

Other34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit 2004
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period28/06/041/07/04

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