BOUNDARY-LAYER RECEPTIVITY TO FREESTREAM DISTURBANCES Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract The current understanding of boundary-layer receptivity to external acoustic and vortical disturbances is reviewed. Recent advances in theoretical modeling, numerical simulations, and experiments are discussed. It is shown that aspects of the theory have been validated and that the mechanisms by which freestream disturbances provide the initial conditions for unstable waves are better understood. Challenges remain, however, particularly with respect to freestream turbulence.

published proceedings

  • Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Saric, W. S., Reed, H. L., & Kerschen, E. J.

complete list of authors

  • Saric, William S||Reed, Helen L||Kerschen, Edward J

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM