@article {Smith91,
title = {On the non-parallel flow stability of the Blasius boundary layer},
volume = {366},
number = {1724},
pages = {91--109},
year = {1979},
doi = {10.1098/rspa.1979.0041},
publisher = {The Royal Society},
abstract = {The influence of boundary layer growth on the flow stability of the Blasius boundary layer is analysed on a rational, large Reynolds number, basis, for small disturbances of fixed frequency. The parallel-flow solution forms the leading term and the non-parallel flow effects emerge in a consistent fashion from the asymptotic expansions. Compared with previous, successive approximation, procedures, the theoretical neutral curve obtained here is much more affected by the non-parallel effects and consequently shows somewhat improved agreement with experimental observations, even though the previous and the present approaches (both of which calculate only a finite number of terms) would be identical if taken to infinitely many terms.},
issn = {0080-4630},
URL = {http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1724/91},
eprint = {http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/366/1724/91.full.pdf},
journal = {Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences}
}