Discussion: “Flow Past a Right Circular Cylinder in a Rotating Frame” (Boyer, D. L., 1970, ASME J. Basic Eng., 92, pp. 430–435) PUBLIC ACCESS

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S. J. Jacobs

Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

J. Basic Eng 92(3), 435-436 (Sep 01, 1970) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425023 History: Online October 27, 2010


An analysis of low Rossby number and low Ekman number flow between parallel plates shows that the interior flow is irrotational and two-dimensional for all Rossby numbers and Ekman numbers in the range R0 ≪1, E≪1. The extra condition R0 ≪E1/2 is not needed for this proof.

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