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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE495
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 theory and viscous theory, spatio-temporal stability analysis (absolute and convective instabilities) – parabolized stability equation – transient growth – introduction to global instabilities.

Text Books

Same as References


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., Cambridge Univ. Press (2004).

4. Criminale, W. O., Jackson, T. L., and Joslin, R. D., Theory and Computation of Hydrodynamic 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).