BiGlobal Stability of Shear Flows: Spanwise & Streamwise Analyses

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Laminar-turbulent transition dictates an increase in skin friction. The resulting turbulent skin friction contributes to approximately 40% of the total drag of commercial aircraft. Reducing the turbulent flow region by postponing transition can therefore significantly reduce the carbon footprint and costs of flying. Transition prediction is required in order to do so, which depends on a detailed understanding of the transition process.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Oudheusden, B.W., Supervisor
  • Kotsonis, M., Advisor
  • Schuttelaars, H.M., Advisor
Award date7 Dec 2018
Print ISBNs978-94-6366-115-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Flow instability
  • measured base flows
  • Micro-ramp
  • Swept-wing boundary layer
  • Crossflow instability
  • Streamwise BiGlobal problem


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