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Superfluid Couette flow in an enclosed annulus

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Carlo Barenghi


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The Couette configuration of a fluid contained between two rotating concentric cylinders has proved useful to test and validate the HVBK equations which govern the motion of superfluid helium II. We critically review the current understanding of the superfluid Couette problem and compare theory and experiment, distinguishing between the results obtained with infinitely long cylinders and those obtained at small aspect ratio. After discussing some issues which are still unsolved, we point to what should be fruitful directions of further investigation which can be pursued in the Couette configuration.

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Author(s): Henderson KL, Barenghi CF

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Year: 2004

Volume: 18

Issue: 2-4

Pages: 183-196

ISSN (print): 0935-4964

ISSN (electronic): 1432-2250

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s00162-004-0124-6


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