The influence of the presence and position of solid boundaries on the stability of an inviscid, stratified shear flow, is examined numerically for the case of a hyperbolic tangent velocity profile and an exponentially decreasing density. The presence of solid boundaries is shown to stabilize short wavelengths and destabilize large wavelengths. Furthermore, extra unstable modes, not present in an infinite domain, are found for large wavelengths, both for symmetric and asymmetric boundaries. Finally, the validity of the principle of exchange of stability is examined, and it is shown to be unreliable even for the case of symmetric boundaries.

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