Disturbance development in boundary layers over compliant surfaces

Christopher Davies, Peter W. Carpenter, Reza Ali, Duncan A. Lockerby

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


Numerical simulation results for the behaviour of disturbances in flows over compliant surfaces are described. Most attention is given to the propagation of Tollmien-Schlichting waves over compliant panels and the self-excited generation of such waves by very short panels. The use of compliant walls to suppress transiently growing forms of boundary-layer disturbance and the effects of surface compliance on the rotating disc boundary layer are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixth IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameFluid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)09265112


  • Boundary-layer stability
  • Compliant surfaces
  • Numerical simulation
  • Transition delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


Dive into the research topics of 'Disturbance development in boundary layers over compliant surfaces'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this