A Note on Taylor Instability in Circular Couette Flow

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D. Coles

Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 34(3), 529-534 (Sep 01, 1967) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607738 History: Received December 02, 1966; Online September 14, 2011


The problem of Taylor instability is reexamined, and it is shown that the effect of geometry (radius ratio) can be very nearly suppressed by a proper choice of variables. The two cases of cylinders rotating in the same direction and in opposite directions are treated separately.

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