Proceedings of the International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization

Separable Non-Parallel and Unsteady Flow Stability Problems

Georgy I. Burde and Alexander Zhalij

Abstract

The governing equations of the hydrodynamic stability theory are separable only with the parallel steady-state flow assumption, when they can be reduced to an ordinary differential equation, the Orr-Sommerfeld equation. For nonparallel flows, a basic flow and the equations for disturbance flow are dependent on the downstream coordinate so that the corresponding operator does not separate unless certain terms are ignored. If the basic flow is non-steady, this brings about great difficulties in theoretical studies of the instability since the normal modes containing an exponential time factor $\mathbf{exp}\ t$ are not applicable here. The objective of this work was to obtain new results in the problem of linear stability of non-parallel and unsteady flows by applying the recently developed symmetry-based approach to the separation of variables in PDEs with variable coefficients.

Article information

Source
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization, Ivaïlo M. Mladenov and Allen C. Hirshfeld, eds. (Sofia: Softex, 2004), 131-143

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 June 2015

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/ euclid.pgiq/1434147921

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.7546/giq-5-2004-131-143

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2082298

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1288.76027

Citation

Burde, Georgy I.; Zhalij, Alexander. Separable Non-Parallel and Unsteady Flow Stability Problems. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Geometry, Integrability and Quantization, 131--143, Softex, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004. doi:10.7546/giq-5-2004-131-143. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.pgiq/1434147921


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