Lagrangian Simulation of Taylor-Couette Flow.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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We report on the development of a hydrodynamics code designed for the Lagrangian simulation of transient rotational flow phenomena. The code solves the incompressible, inviscid fluid equations in an axisymmetric, cylindrical coordinate system. The equations of motion are finite differenced on a general connectivity triangular mesh. Here we apply the model to the study of the transition from laminar Couette flow to Taylor vortex flow and obtain very good agreement with the linear theory. Author
- Fluid Mechanics