Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

31, 2, pp. 239-262, Warsaw 1993

Linear stability theory of three dimensional supersonic boundary layer

Ewa Sznitko
The linear stability theory is used for investigating the transition phenomena in a three-dimensional supersonic boundary layer induced on a cone rotating in an external flow. The stability equations are solved to determine the eigenvalues, using the compact two-point fourth-order finite-difference scheme. The effect of wall cooling on critical Reynolds number is tested.