On compressible flow in a Rotating Cylinder

J.J.H. Brouwers

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    In this paper the almost isothermal rigid body rotation of a perfect gas in a cylinder is studied in detail, with special reference to present day gas centrifuges used for uranium enrichment. Emphasis is given to the effect of the length-to-radius ratio and to the effect of the radial density gradient associated with the basic isothermal rigid body rotation. It appears that the solutions mentioned form special cases in a much more general family of solutions with the Ekman number, the length-to-radius ratio and the ratio of the circumferential speed to the most probable molecular speed of the gas as parameters.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)265-285
    JournalJournal of Engineering Mathematics
    Publication statusPublished - 1978


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