Linear Spatial Stability of Developing Flow in a Parallel Plate Channel

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S. C. Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India

V. K. Garg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India

J. Appl. Mech 48(1), 192-194 (Mar 01, 1981) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157567 History: Received October 01, 1979; Revised February 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


It is found that even a 5 percent change in the velocity profile produces a 100 percent change in the critical Reynolds number for the stability of developing flow very close to the entrance of a two-dimensional channel.

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