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TAM 536 - Instability and Transition

Last offered Spring 2022

Official Description

Stability of fluid motion: linearized flow equations and normal-mode analysis, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, inviscid and viscous theory of parallel shear flow, Squire's and Rayleigh's inflection-point theorems, secondary instability theory; critical layers; boundary-layer stability; Orr-Sommerfeld equations, Tollmien-Schlichting waves; non-parallel theory, centrifugal instabilities, and Benard convection; nonlinear theory and transition to turbulence; bifurcations, Landau's theory; routes to chaos, strange attractors; transition modeling, prediction, and control; boundary-layer receptivity, experimental evidence. Course Information: Prerequisite: TAM 532.

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Instability and TransitionE36392LCD41300 - 1450 T R  2051 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg Arne J Pearlstein