On the motion of a compressible fluid in a rotating cylinder

J.J.H. Brouwers

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    The secondary flow of an incompressible fluid and of a perfect gas in a rotating cylinder is considered, by applying a linearised analysis to a small perturbation on the isothermal state of rigid body rotation. In chapter 2 we apply an order of magnitude consideration to the linerised dimensionless conservation equations. In section 2.1 the incompressible fluid is treated assuming a small Ekman number E based on the radius of the cylinder. The importance of the various viscous terms is investigated increasing the length-to-radius ratio L from unit magnitude to infinity. As a result, three types of flow can be distinguished which correspond to the L-ranges: E ~ / ~
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Wijngaarden, van, L., Promotor, External person
    • Los, J., Promotor
    Award date24 Jun 1976
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publication statusPublished - 1976


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