Turbulent Couette Flow

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A. K. Wang

Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston, Mass.

L. W. Gelhar

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, N. M.

J. Fluids Eng 96(3), 265-271 (Sep 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447150 History: Received February 07, 1974; Online October 12, 2010


Turbulent flow between concentric rotating cylinders is analyzed using an energy balance hypothesis proposed by Zagustin. Predictions of the mean velocity profiles are obtained without any additional assumptions regarding the distribution of mixing length. The theoretical results compare favorably with previous observations with only the inner or outer cylinder rotating, and with new data for counter-rotating cylinders. The theoretical results are also consistent with observed features of plane Couette flow.

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