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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE822
Subject Title Introduction to Flow Instability


Introduction to stability – Review of dynamical systems concepts – Instabilities of fluids at rest– Stability of open shear flows: Inviscid and viscous theory, spatio-temporal stability analysis(absolute and convective instabilities) – Parabolized stability equation – Transient growth – In-troduction to global instabilities.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Charru, F.,Hydrodynamic Instabilities, Cambridge Univ. Press (2011).

2. Drazin, P. G.,Introduction to Hydrodynamic Stability, Cambridge Univ. Press (2002).

3. Drazin, P. G. and Reid, W. H.,Hydrodynamic Stability, 2nd ed., CUP (2004).

4. Criminale, W. O., Jackson, T. L., and Joslin, R. D.,Theory and Computation of Hydrody-namic Stability, Cambridge Univ. Press (2003).

5. Schmid, P. J. and Henningson, D. S.,Stability and Transition in Shear Flows, Springer(2001).

6. Sengupta, T. K.,The Instabilities of Flows and Transition to Turbulence, CRC Press (2012)