Title page for ETD etd-06092012-141056

Type of Document Dissertation
Author El-Hady, Nabil M.
URN etd-06092012-141056
Title Effect of compressibility, suction, and heat transfer on the nonparallel stability of boundary-layer flow.
Degree PhD
Department Engineering Mechanics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Nayfeh, Ali H. Committee Chair
Cramer, Mark S. Committee Member
Ling, Chih B. Committee Member
Mook, Dean T. Committee Member
Saric, William S. Committee Member
  • boundry-layer flows
Date of Defense 1978-12-31
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We present an analysis of the effects of heating, suction, and compressibility on the stability characteristics of boundary-layer flows within the framework of a complete nonparallel, linear, spatial stability theory. Included in the theory are disturbances due to velocity, Pressure, temperature, density, and transport properties as well as 'variations of the fluid properties with temperature. The method of multiple scales is used to account for the nonparallelism of the mean flow and equations are derived for the evolution of the disturbance amplitude and wave number vector.

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