Effect of gas compressibility on the stability of a boundary layer above a permeable surface at subsonic velocities

Research paper by S. A. Gaponov

Indexed on: 01 Jan '75Published on: 01 Jan '75Published in: Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics


In the present study we investigate the stability of a boundary layer for the condition that the velocity perturbations at the permeable surface are nonzero. The stability for the boundary layer of an incompressible liquid in such a formulation was considered in [1]. For the case of subsonic velocities the effect of compressibility on the flow inside the boundary layer is weak, and in the present article this effect was neglected. The unsteady flow in narrow pores of a permeable covering depends strongly on the compressibility of the gas. Therefore, in the derivation of the relation connecting the pressure oscillations at the permeable surface with the oscillations of the flow through it, the effect of the compressibility was taken into consideration. It is shown that the boundary conditions, and therefore also the stability of the boundary layer at the permeable surface, depend considerably on the Mach number, even for a subsonic exterior flow.