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Reversing and non-reversing modulated Taylor-Couette flow

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anthony Youd, Ashley Willis, Professor Carlo Barenghi


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We study time-modulated Taylor-Couette flow for the simple case in which the inner cylinder's angular velocity oscillates around zero mean at given amplitude and frequency and the outer cylinder is at rest. We find that, provided the amplitude of modulation is large enough, two classes of Taylor vortex flows are possible-reversing and non-reversing. In the latter, which takes place at relatively high frequency, the direction of the Taylor vortices does not change every half-cycle.

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Author(s): Youd AJ, Willis AP, Barenghi CF

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Year: 2003

Issue: 487

Pages: 367-376

ISSN (print): 0022-1120

ISSN (electronic): 1469-7645

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S0022112003004828


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