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Passive control of transition in three-dimensional boundary layers, with emphasis on discrete roughness elements.
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PMID:  21382818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A brief review of laminar flow control techniques is given and a strategy for achieving laminarization for transonic transport aircraft is discussed. A review of some flight-test results on swept-wing transition is presented. It is also shown that polished leading edges can create large regions of laminar flow because the flight environment is relatively turbulence free and the surface finish reduces the initial amplitude of the stationary crossflow vortex.
William S Saric; Andrew L Carpenter; Helen L Reed
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences     Volume:  369     ISSN:  1364-503X     ISO Abbreviation:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-04-04     Revised Date:  2013-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133385     Medline TA:  Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1352-64     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3141, USA.
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