Engineering Transactions, 46, 3-4, pp. 261–269, 1998

Experimental Research on Stability and Transition in High-Speed Wakes. Part 3. Influence of Thickness of a Flat Plate and Length of its Stern on Stability of a Supersonic Wake

V.I. Lysenko
Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

The development of disturbances in a supersonic wake (free viscous layer and regular wake) behind a flat plate, both in linear and in nonlinear phases of development was investigated. The influence of several factors (Mach and Reynolds numbers, temperature factor, thickness of a plate, length of its stern) on the wake stability was studied.
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DOI: 10.24423/engtrans.643.1998

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