Global Stability of Couette Flow between Rotating Cylinders

  • Daniel D. Joseph
Part of the Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy book series (STPHI, volume 27)


In this chapter we shall consider the stability of flow between concentric rotating cylinders. In the idealized problem the cylinders are infinitely long and rotate about their common axis with constant angular velocities Ω1 at r = a and Ω2 at r = b(b > a). The motion of the fluid satisfies the Navier-Stokes equations between the cylinder and the adherence condition at the cylinder walls.


Global Stability Couette Flow Outer Cylinder Steady Solution Taylor Vortex 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel D. Joseph
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace Engineering and MechanicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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