Streamline - Curvature Effect in Three - Dimensional Boundary Layers Conference Paper uri icon


  • The effect of including wall and streamline curvature terms in swept-wing boundary-layer stability calculations is studied. The linear disturbance equations are cast on a fixed, body-intrinsic, curvilinear coordinate system. Those nonparallel terms which contribute mainly to the streamline-curvature effect are retained in this formulation and approximated by their local finite-difference values. Convex-wall curvature has a stabilizing effect, while streamline curvature is destabilizing if the curvature exceeds a critical value. 1992 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

name of conference

  • Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Reed, H. L., Lin, R., & Petraglia, M. M.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992 11:11 AM