Stability in a Continuously Stratified Fluid

by P.G. Drazin,
L.N. Howard,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 6, Pg. 101-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


Techniques used for study of stability in homogeneous flow are cited and applied to problems with density stratification; results are restricted to instabilities of large wavelength; effect of small density stratification in modifying different types of instability of parallel flows of shear-layer and jet types is considered, and simple approximate formulas for long-wave stability characteristics are given.

Subject Headings: Density currents | Density stratification | Shear flow | Homogeneity | Wavelength | Shear waves | Long waves

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