Experimental Verification of the Inertial Oscillations of a Fluid in a Cylinder During Spin-up
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BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER DEPT OF GEOPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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The dependence of inertial oscillation frequency on time since a cylindrical container began rotating from rest is established experimentally for several axially symmetric modes of oscillation. The oscillations were excited by including a sinusoidal perturbation in the rotation speed of the container which served to establish an exchange of fluid between the viscous boundary layers and the interior. The interior is set into oscillation by the boundary layer flow and the resulting axial pressure differences are used to establish the amplitude of the inertial oscillation.
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