Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Gravity and shear wave stability of free surface flows. Part 1. Numerical calculations

R. W.  Chin a1p1, F. H.  Abernath a1 and J. R.  Bertschy a1p2
a1 Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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abernath fh   [Google Scholar] 
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The linear, two-dimensional stability of flows down an inclined plane has been examined at large Reynolds numbers. Both the surface and shear wave modes have been numerically investigated, involving changes in angle of inclination, surface tension, and form factor.

(Published Online April 21 2006)
(Received April 25 1984)
(Revised January 9 1986)

p1 Present address: Shell Development Company, Westhollow Research Center, P.O. Box 1380, Houston, Texas 77001.
p2 Present address: IBM, G.P.D. Lab., Dept. F-44005, 5600 Cottle Road, San Jose, Calif. 95193.