Direct numerical simulation of transition in supersonic boundary layers: oblique breakdown

H. Fasel, A. Thumm, H. Bestek

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Laminar-turbulent transition phenomena in compressible flat-plate boundary layers are investigated by direct numerical simulations using the complete Navier-Stokes equations for three-dimensional compressible flows. The numerical method allows for investigations of spatially developing, three-dimensional disturbance waves in a growing two-dimensional boundary layer. In this paper, results from simulations for two different types of breakdown to turbulence in a flat-plate boundary layer at M∞ =1.6 are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransitional and Turbulent Compressible Flows - 1993
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)0791809595
StatePublished - 1993
EventFluids Engineering Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1993Jun 24 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED


OtherFluids Engineering Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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