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|Title:||Effect of acceleration on the wavy Taylor vortex flow|
|Authors:||Xiao, Q. |
|Citation:||Xiao, Q., Lim, T.T., Chew, Y.T. (2002-06). Effect of acceleration on the wavy Taylor vortex flow. Experiments in Fluids 32 (6) : 639-644. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-001-0399-y|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we use a laser optical technique to investigate the characteristics of a wavy Taylor vortex flow between two concentric cylinders, with the inner cylinder subjected to a wide range of predetermined acceleration and the outer one at rest. We focus on the inner/outer radius ratio of 0.894, with an acceleration (dRe/dt*) from 0.1123 to 2,247, and Reynolds number from Re/Rec = 1.0 to 36. The results show that, with increasing Reynolds number, there is an initial increase in the wavelength of the wavy vortex flow (λ), and a decrease in the wave speed (c) before they asymptote to a constant value, which is a function of the acceleration. As for the wave amplitude (A), it is found that the effect of acceleration is significant only in a very narrow range of Reynolds numbers.|
|Source Title:||Experiments in Fluids|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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