Receptivity: The Inspiration of Mark Morkovin (Invited) Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2015, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. This paper provides a review of the current findings in receptivity for subsonic/transonic flows, including a discussion of the origin of the concept via Mark Morkovin, a remarkable aeronautical engineer, educator, and colleague. Disturbances external to the boundary layerwhether freestream sound or vorticitycan interact with surface roughness, the leading edge, or other inhomogeneities and enter the boundary layer as steady and/or unsteady fluctuations of the basic state. This process establishes the initial conditions of disturbance amplitude, frequency, phase, and scales for the breakdown of laminar flow. The past decades have seen considerable progress in the understanding of receptivity mechanisms guided by the roadmap (Morkovin et al.1).

name of conference

  • 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference

published proceedings

  • 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Reed, H. L., & Saric, W. S.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Reed, Helen L||Saric, William S

publication date

  • June 2015