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Second Taylor vortex flow: Effects of radius ratio and aspect ratio

Xiao, Q. and Lim, T.T. and Chew, Y.T. (2002) Second Taylor vortex flow: Effects of radius ratio and aspect ratio. Physics of Fluids, 14 (4). pp. 1537-1539. ISSN 1070-6631

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Abstract

This paper is motivated by our earlier investigation on the stability of Taylor-Couette flow in which we discovered a previously unidentified flow regime, which we refer to as "Second Taylor vortex flow" (STVF) when an inner cylinder is subjected to some critical acceleration [Lim, Chew, and Xiao, Phys. Fluids 10, 3233 (1998)]. The aim here is to explore how the STVF regime is affected by changes in radius ratio and aspect ratio. Results show that the STVF regime is sensitive to the gap size between the two cylinders, and does not exist for some radius ratios, whereas it increases with decreasing aspect ratio.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4965
Keywords: vortex flow, marine engineering, fluid physics, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, Physics
Subjects: Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Science > Physics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:41
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4965

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