The linear response of an inviscid two-dimensional Couette flow disturbed by a time-periodic forcing is studied under the assumption that the forcing is distributed along a straight line. When the forcing is tilted against the shear, the disturbance streamfunction and energy are shown to be locally amplified downstream of the source before decaying at large distance. This spatially localized amplification is interpreted as an analogue of the transient growth phenomenon studied in the context of unforced intial-value problems. The self-consistency of the linear approximation and the instability of the disturbance are also examined.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Fluid Mechanics|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 1999|