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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AAE 62400 - Laminar-Turbulent Transition

Credit Hours: 3.00. Instability mechanisms, such as Kelvin-Helmholtz, Tollmien-Schlichting, Gortler, and crossflow. Secondary instabilities. Nonlinear and nonparallel effects; the Parabolized Stability Equations; receptivity; transition prediction. Effects of compressibility, heating, roughness, turbulence, noise, curvature, etc. Turbulent spots and the extent of transitional flow. Prerequisite: AAE 51100 . Typically offered Fall.