Multiple paths to subharmonic laminar breakdown in a boundary layer

Thomas A. Zang, M. Yousuff Hussaini
1990 Physical Review Letters  
Numerical simulations demonstrate that laminar breakdown in a boundary layer induced by the secondary instability of two-dimensional Tollmien-Schlichting waves to threedimensional subharmonic disturbances need not take the conventional lambda vortex/highshear layer path. J_ 1This research was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under NASA Contract No. NASl-18605 while the second author was in residence at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE),
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.64.641 pmid:10042036 fatcat:5kpub7w4lfbjfj6wab3e2innqu