A brief review is given of numerical simulation results for the evolution of disturbances in a flat oscillatory Stokes layer. A spatially localised form of impulsive forcing is applied to trigger the disturbances. For the linearized case, the disturbance development displays an intriguing family tree-like structure, which involves the birth of successive generations of wavepackets. Although some features of the wavepacket behaviour may be accounted for using a Floquet linear stability analysis, for Fourier modes with prescribed wavenumbers, the discovery of the tree-like structure was completely unexpected. Simulation results were also obtained for nonlinear disturbances, where highly localised spikes were found to develop.
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|Published - 2015
|8th IUTAM-ABCM Symposium on Laminar Turbulent Transition, LTT 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 Sept 2014 → 12 Sept 2014
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- boundary layer
- Floquet stability
- impulse response
- Unsteady flow
- wavepacket evolution