Linear stability of supersonic cone boundary layers Academic Article uri icon


  • The effect of the variable surface geometry of a cone on the linear stability of a supersonic boundary layer flowing over it is investigated subject to different quasiparallel flow approximations. It is shown that, if a suitable set of disturbance state variables is chosen for the normal mode analysis, these effects can accurately be accounted for. In fact, a planar coordinate system can be used for the stability analysis of the cone boundarylayer profiles and a simple correction can subsequently be applied to obtain an accurate approximation to the spatial growth rates. 1992 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • AIAA Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Stuckert, G., & Reed, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Stuckert, Greg||Reed, Helen

publication date

  • October 1992