Crossflow instability in rotating disk boundary-layer

Y. Kohama

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    The paper discusses the transition process of a rotating disk boundary-layer experimentally in detail. It is found that the number of crossflow vortices n is dependent on square root of the rotation Reynolds number, and the physical nature of the 'wave doubling', which is the expression of the deformation of sinusoidal hot wire signal representing the crossflow vortices into double amount of the fundamental frequency, was investigated by using both visualization technique and a hot wire measurement, and found out that the phenomenon is the non-linear deformation of the crossflow vortices in its inner structure.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalReports of the Laboratory for Air-Flow Measurements, the Institute of High Speed Mechanics, Tohoku University
    Publication statusPublished - 1988 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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