Multimode decomposition in compressible boundary layers

Paul Gaydos, Anatoli Tumin

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Two-dimensional spatially growing perturbations in a two-dimensional compressible boundary layer are considered within the scope of linearized Navier-Stokes equations in a quasi-parallel flow approximation. Because a spatially growing solution can be expanded into a biorthogonal eigenfunction system, the latter can be utilized for decomposition of flowfields derived from computational studies when pressure, temperature, and all velocity components, together with their derivatives, are available. The method can be used also in a case where partial data are available when a priori information leads to consideration of a finite number of modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1121
Number of pages7
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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