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This course is part of the MAGIC core.

Description

This is offered as a core course for Applied.

Semester

Spring 2017 (Monday, January 23 to Friday, March 31)

Timetable

  • Tue 13:05 - 13:55

Prerequisites

It will be assumed that students are familiar with the Navier-Stokes equations. Any previous experience of perturbation methods would be an advantage, but is not essential, as the main ideas will be introduced as needed.

Syllabus

0. Some pictures of unstable flows (motivation)
1. Introduction
The idea of instability
(Approximately) parallel shear flows - e.g. pipe flow, boundary layers, channel flows, jets, wakes, mixing layers
Shear layer stability equations - reduction to linear ODEs
2. Inviscid stability theory
Stability theorems - inflexion points, etc.
Piecewise-linear profiles
Critical points - Tollmien's solutions
Emergence of layered structures in the long-wave limit
Matched asymptotic expansions
Second order long-wave theory capturing critical layers
3. Viscous stability theory
Thin viscous layers within inviscid flow
Destabilizing effects of viscosity
An interpretation of the viscous instability mechanism
4. Weakly nonlinear theory
Solvability conditions - when do solutions to forced equations exist?
Higher order expansions in the amplitude parameter.
Multiple-scales theory.
Amplitude equations - supercritical/subcritical bifurcations.
Wave interactions - resonant and nonresonant cases.
5. Absolute and convective instabilities
Upstream and downstream propagation.
Initial value problems.
Saddle point methods.

Lecturer


Jonathan Healey
Email j.j.healey@keele.ac.uk
Phone 01782 733738
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Photo of Jonathan Healey


Students


Photo of Hani Alahmadi
Hani Alahmadi
(Keele)
Photo of Meshari Alesemi
Meshari Alesemi
(Loughborough)
Photo of Alexander Hindle
Alexander Hindle
(Newcastle)
Photo of Euan Littlejohns
Euan Littlejohns
(Surrey)
Photo of Puneet Matharu
Puneet Matharu
(Manchester)
Photo of Marianthi Moschou
Marianthi Moschou
(Manchester)
Photo of Chinedu Nwaigwe
Chinedu Nwaigwe
(*External)
Photo of Tom O'Neill
Tom O'Neill
(Surrey)
Photo of Joseph Oloo
Joseph Oloo
(Keele)
Photo of Anthony Radjen
Anthony Radjen
(Keele)
Photo of Rathish Ratnasingam
Rathish Ratnasingam
(Newcastle)
Photo of Thomas Rees-Crockford
Thomas Rees-Crockford
(Northumbria)
Photo of Tim Vinay
Tim Vinay
(Keele)
Photo of Adam Yorkston
Adam Yorkston
(East Anglia)


Bibliography


Hydrodynamic stabilityDrazin and Reid
Introduction to hydrodynamic stabilityDrazin
The theory of hydrodynamic stabilityLin
Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stabilityChandrasekhar
An introduction to fluid dynamicsBatchelor
Elementary fluid dynamicsAcheson
Benard cells and Taylor vorticesKoschmieder
Pattern formation: an introduction to methodsHoyle


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Assessment



The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper in April with 2 weeks to complete and submit online. Questions may be of different lengths. The number marks for each question will be indicated. The pass mark will be 50%.

End of course assessment

Files:Exam paper
Released: Monday 24 April 2017 (5.0 days ago)
Deadline: Sunday 7 May 2017 (9.0 days to go)


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