Author(s): Wendl MC
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Abstract A general solution for the Couette velocity profile is reported. Taylor's classical one-dimensional profile is shown to be a special case of this solution for configurations whose aspect ratio is large. Numerical evaluation indicates that error between the two profiles is a logarithmic function of the aspect ratio and provides data to estimate when Taylor's profile should be replaced with the present solution.
This article was published in Phys Rev E Stat Phys Plasmas Fluids Relat Interdiscip Topics
and referenced in Fluid Mechanics: Open Access