The effect of wall compliance on the Goertler vortex instability

J. P. Denier*, P. Hall

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The stability of the flow of a viscous incompressible fluid over a curved compliant wall to longitudinal Goertler vortices is investigated. The compliant wall is modeled by a particularly simple equation relating the induced wall displacement to the pressure in the overlying fluid. Attention is restricted to the large Goertler number regime; this regime being appropriate to the most unstable Goertler mode. The effect of wall compliance on this most unstable mode is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2000-2002
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Fluids A
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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