We consider the extended Rayleigh problem of hydrodynamic stability dealing with the stability of inviscid homogeneous shear flows in sea straits of arbitrary cross section.We prove a short wave stability result, namely, ifk > 0 is the wave number of a normal mode then k > k c (for some critical wave number k c) implies the stability of the mode for a class of basic flows. Furthermore, if, where U 0 is the basic velocity, T 0 (a constant) the topography and prime denotes differentiation with respect to vertical coordinate z then we prove that a sufficient condition for the stability of basic flow is 0 < K(z), where the flow domain is 0 ≤ z ≤ D. © Indian Academy of Sciences.
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Ma Subbiah and Ganesh, Vb, “On short wave stability and sufficient conditions for stability in the extended Rayleigh problem of hydrodynamic stability”, Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences: Mathematical Sciences, vol. 120, pp. 387-394, 2010.