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Taylor Vortices With Short Rotating Cylinders

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J. A. Cole

University of Western Australia, Nedlands, W.A.

J. Fluids Eng 96(1), 69-70 (Mar 01, 1974) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447100 History: Received June 29, 1973; Online October 12, 2010

Abstract

Observations of Taylor vortex formation in a short annular clearance show that the final vortex size varies discontinuously with annulus length, ranging from 75 to 115 percent of the theoretical size, and is apparently determined as vortices spread axially inwards from the ends of the annulus by the minimum survival size of the last-formed vortex pair.

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