Stability of 3D flow of viscous liquid streamlined by the turbulent gas flow

S. P. Aktershev, S. V. Alekseenko

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Stability of the combined flow of liquid film and turbulent gas is studied theoretically for an arbitrary angle between the directions of gas flow and gravity force. The three-dimensional wave flow of the film is described on the basis of integral approach and quasilaminar model of the turbulent gas flow. Increment and phase velocity of waves are calculated for the case of a vertical film and horizontal gas flow depending on the direction of their propagation. According to calculations, the cross gas flow increases the instability area significantly as well as the range of directions for propagation of the fast growing perturbations on the film surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-292
Number of pages14
JournalThermophysics and Aeromechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D flow
  • liquid film
  • stability
  • turbulent gas flow
  • waves on the interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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