Three-dimensional stability of heated or cooled accelerating boundary layer flows over a compliant boundary

S. Shateyi, P. Sibanda, S. S. Motsa


In this study we investigate the stability of three-dimensional disturbances imposed on a heated or cooled two-dimensional boundary layer flow with a compliant surface. Such compliant surfaces may delay laminar to turbulent transition and reduce drag and noise levels in fluid flow. We exploit the multi-deck structure of the flow in the limit of large Reynolds numbers to analyse asymptotically the perturbed flow and to derive linear neutral results. A limited parametric study is carried out; the work extends that of Motsa et al. (2002) to three-dimensional disturbances.

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ANZIAM Journal, ISSN 1446-8735, copyright Australian Mathematical Society.