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On the Three-Dimensional Instability of Laminar Boundary Layers on Concave Walls

Description: Memorandum presenting a study of the stability of laminar boundary layer profiles on slightly curved walls relative to small disturbances, in the shape of vortices, whose axes are parallel to the principal direction of flow. The result in an eigenvalue problem by which, for a given undisturbed flow at a prescribed wall, the amplification or decay is computed for each Reynolds number and each vortex thickness.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Göertler, H.
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