Direct Simulation of Flow Structures Initiated by a Rotating Cover in a Cylindrical Vessel

  • J. N. Sørensen
  • O. Daube


Inspired by the progress in the theory of dynamical systems, a great number of investigations has in the recent years been carried out to clarify the mechanisms of transition in fluid systems. These have in general focused on classical configurations of fluid flow, such as for example Rayleigh-Bénard convection (e.g. Gollub & Benson [1] and Curry [2]) and rotating Couette flow (e.g. Fenstermacher [3] and Iooss [4]) and have both experimentally and numerically revealed that the transition process is connected with a rich variety of flow phenomena. A review of some of these observations and the theoretical formations they have resulted in can be found in e.g. Swinney [5], Berge, Pomeau & Vidal [6] and Eckmann & Ruelle [7]


Flow Domain Vortex Breakdown Ekman Layer Taylor Vortex Taylor Vortex Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Sørensen
    • 1
  • O. Daube
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Fluid MechanicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.LIMSI/CNRSOrsay CédexFrance

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