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Title: Effect of acceleration on the wavy Taylor vortex flow
Authors: Xiao, Q. 
Lim, T.T. 
Chew, Y.T. 
Issue Date: Jun-2002
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.
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
ISSN: 07234864
DOI: 10.1007/s00348-001-0399-y
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