** Generalized Stability of
Laboratory Shear Flows
**

The goal of the project on generalized stability of laboratory shear flows is to apply the comprehensive linear stability theory based on non-normal analysis to growth processes in traditional laboratory shear flow.

**Publications**

Farrell, B., 1988: Optimal excitation of perturbations in viscous shear flow. *Phys.
Fluids***, 31,** 2093-2102.
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Butler, K. M., and B. F. Farrell, 1992: Three-Dimensional optimal perturbations
in viscous shear flow. *Phys. Fluids*, **A8**, 1637-1650.
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Butler, K. M., and B. F. Farrell, 1993: Optimal perturbations and streak spacing
in turbulent shear flow. *Phys.
Fluids***, A3,** 774-776. pdf

Farrell B. F., and P. J. Ioannou 1993: Optimal excitation of three-dimensional
perturbations in viscous constant shear flow. *Phys. Fluids***, A 5,**
1390-1400.pdf

Farrell B. F., and P. J. Ioannou 1993: Perturbation growth in shear flow
exhibits universality. *Phys. Fluids* **, A 5,** 2298-2300.
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