The present investigation addresses the general problem of three-dimensional boundary layers, produced whenever a solid object rotates surrounded by a viscous fluid, or when an obstacle is obliquely displaced with respect to the outer fluid. This type of flow is encountered in a variety of configurations of practical interest: centrifugal pumps, fans, turbomachinery elements, swept aircraft wings, computer hard disks, oil well drilling devices... All of these flows are well known to display strong instabilities that rapidly lead to a turbulent re´gime. Despite intensive work and recent advances  however, no full understanding of the turbulent breakdown process has yet been achieved.
Nonlinear Waves, Secondary Instability and Transition in a Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer
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Pier, B. "Nonlinear Waves, Secondary Instability and Transition in a Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 2nd Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated With the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 2: Fora. Miami, Florida, USA. July 17–20, 2006. pp. 871-873. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2006-98471
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