Three-dimensional boundary layer transition on axisymmetric rotating bodies is the subject of a comprehensive experimental study. Based on this study, hypotheses are made on the mechanism of cross-flow instability for swept wing flow. These new results are combined with past explanations to provide a rough sketch for the entire flow field over the swept wing. From this new viewpoint there appears the mechanism of traveling waves, being induced by a stationary disturbance. Some uncertainties appearing in recent papers concerning this flow field are discussed. Among these uncertainties for which an explanation is provided, is the discrepancy of frequencies between the hot wire signal and the visualized flow pattern.
|Journal||Reports of the Laboratory for Air-Flow Measurements, the Institute of High Speed Mechanics, Tohoku University|
|Publication status||Published - 1988 Jan 1|
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