Physics of Rotating Fluids

Selected Topics of the 11th International Couette-Taylor Workshop Held at Bremen, Germany, 20–23 July 1999

  • Christoph Egbers
  • Gerd Pfister
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 549)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Taylor-Couetteflow

    1. Tom Mullin, Doug Satchwell, Yorinobu Toya
      Pages 3-21
    2. Oliver Meincke, Christoph Egbers, Nicoleta Scurtu, Eberhard Bänsch
      Pages 22-36
    3. Innocent Mutabazi, Afshin Goharzadeh, Patrice Laure
      Pages 102-117
    4. Rita Meyer-Spasche, John H. Bolstad, Frank Pohl
      Pages 171-193
    5. Manfred Wimmer
      Pages 194-212
  3. Spherical Couette flow

  4. Goertler vortices and curved surfaces

  5. Rotating annulus

    1. Bernd Sitte, Christoph Egbers
      Pages 355-375
  6. Plane Couette flow

About these proceedings


This book is devoted to recent developments in the field of rotating fluids, in particular the study of Taylor--Couette flow, spherical Couette flow, planar Couette flow, as well as rotating annulus flow. Besides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art, possible future directions in this research field are investigated. The first part of this volume presents several new results in the classical Taylor--Couette system covering diverse theoretical, experimental and numerical work on bifurcation theory, influence of boundary conditions, counter-rotating flows, spiral vortices and many others. The second part focuses on spherical Couette flows, including isothermal flows, thermal convective motion, as well as magnetohydrodynamics in spherical shells. The remaining parts are devoted to Goertler vortices, rotating annulus flows, as well as superfluid Couette flows. The present book will be of interest to all researchers and graduate students working actively in the field.


Couette Flow Fluid Dynamics Magnetohydrodynamics Pitch Rotating Fluids Wave convection

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Egbers
    • 1
  • Gerd Pfister
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl Aerodynamik und Strömungslehre Fakultät Maschinenbau, Elektrotechnik und WirtschaftsingenieurwesenBrandenburgisch Technische Universität CottbusCottbus
  2. 2.Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte PhysikUniversiät KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67514-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45549-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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