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  1. Couette Flow of Unmagnetized Plasma

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    Collins, C; Cooper, C M; Flanagan, K; Khalzov, I V; Nornberg, M D; Seidlitz, B; Wallace, J; Forest, C B

    2014-01-01

    Differentially rotating flows of unmagnetized, highly conducting plasmas have been created in the Plasma Couette Experiment. Previously, hot-cathodes have been used to control plasma rotation by a stirring technique [C. Collins et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 115001(2012)] on the outer cylindrical boundary---these plasmas were nearly rigid rotors, modified only by the presence of a neutral particle drag. Experiments have now been extended to include stirring from an inner boundary, allowing for generalized Couette flow and opening a path for both hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic experiments, as well as fundamental studies of plasma viscosity. Plasma is confined in a cylindrical, axisymmetric, multicusp magnetic field, with $T_e< 10$ eV, $T_i<1$ eV, and $n_e<10^{11}$ cm$^{-3}$. Azimuthal flows (up to 12 km/s, $M=V/c_s\\sim 0.7$) are driven by edge ${\\bf J \\times B}$ torques in helium, neon, argon, and xenon plasmas. We present measurements of a self-consistent, rotation-induced, species-dependent rad...

  2. Localized spirals in Taylor-Couette flow.

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    Heise, M; Abshagen, J; Küter, D; Hochstrate, K; Pfister, G; Hoffmann, Ch

    2008-02-01

    We present a type of spiral vortex state that appears from a supercritical Hopf bifurcation below the linear instability of circular Couette flow in a Taylor-Couette system with rigid end plates. These spirals have been found experimentally as well as numerically as "pure" states but also coexist with "classical" spirals (or axially standing waves for smaller systems) which typically appear from linear instability in counterrotating Taylor-Couette flow. These spiral states have an axial distribution of the strongly localized amplitude in the vicinity of the rigid end plates that confine the system in the axial direction. Furthermore, they show significantly different oscillation frequencies compared to the critical spiral frequencies. Despite the localization of the amplitude near the ends, the states appear as global states with spirals that propagate either toward the middle from each end of the system or vice versa. In contrast to classical spirals, these states exhibit a spatial or a spatiotemporal reflection symmetry.

  3. Turbulent Poiseuille & Couette flows at high Re

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    Lee, Myoungkyu; Moser, Robert D.

    2016-11-01

    We present the results of direct numerical simulation (DNS) of high Re turbulent Poiseuille and Couette flows. Couette flow has been simulated with a streamwise (x) domain that is 100 πδ long at Reynolds number up to Reτ 500 . In addition Poiseuille flow simulations up to Reτ 5200 were performed. In Couette flow, extremely large scale motions, which are approximately 50 πδ long in the x-direction with very strong intensity, have been observed. In this presentation we will focus on a comparison between these two flows in terms of the vorticity-velocity co-spectra, which are interesting because of the relationship between the Reynolds stress and the velocity-vorticity correlation (∂y = - ). Also considered will be the spectra of the turbulent transport term in the evolution equation for the turbulent kinetic energy. In both (co)-spectra it is shown that the difference between the two flows at high Re are primarily at large scales. This work was supported by NSF (OCI-0749223 and PRAC Grant 0832634), and computation resources were provided by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility through the Early Science, INCITE 2013 and Directors Discretionary Programs.

  4. Destabilizing Taylor-Couette flow with suction

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    Gallet, Basile; Spiegel, Edward A

    2009-01-01

    We consider the effect of radial fluid injection and suction on Taylor-Couette flow. Injection at the outer cylinder and suction at the inner cylinder generally results in a linearly unstable steady spiralling flow, even for cylindrical shears that are linearly stable in the absence of a radial flux. We study nonlinear aspects of the unstable motions with the energy stability method. Our results, though specialized, may have implications for drag reduction by suction, accretion in astrophysical disks, and perhaps even in the flow in the earth's polar vortex.

  5. Oscillatory Couette flow of rotating Sisko fluid

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    T.HAYAT; S.ABELMAN; M.HAMESE

    2014-01-01

    The oscillatory Couette flow of a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Sisko fluid between two infinite non-conducting parallel plates is explored in a rotating frame. The lower plate is fixed, and the upper plate is oscillating in its own plane. Using MATLAB, a numerical solution to the resulting nonlinear system is presented. The influence of the physical parameters on the velocity components is analyzed. It is found that the effect of rotation on the primary velocity is more significant than that on the secondary velocity. Further, the oscillatory character in the flow is also induced by rotation. The considered flow situation behaves inertialess when the Reynolds number is small.

  6. Investigation of Turbulent Laminar Patterns in Poiseuille-Couette flow

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    Nguyen, Quoc; Papavassiliou, Dimitrios

    2014-11-01

    Laminar-turbulent intermittency has recently been observed in the transitional regime of pipe ... and plane Couette flow .... While many works focus on behavior of these patterns in plane Couette flow, little attention has been paid to Poiseuille flow and transition from Couette to Poiseuille flow. In this study, we investigate behavior of turbulent laminar patterns in Poiseuille-Couette flow, including pure Poiseuille and Couette flows at two limits. Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) is used to simulate a Poiseuille-Couette channel at a size of 16 πh × 2h × 2 πh (corresponding to a resolution of 512 × 129 × 128 in x, y and z directions), with periodic boundary condition applied in the x and z directions (h is half of the channel height). The Reynolds number is 300, and the flow is at transitional regime in all simulations. Behavior of laminar turbulent patterns as the flow goes from Couette to Poiseuille flow will be presented in details. This would shed some light on the effect of different types of flow on these patterns, as well as how these patterns vary from fully Poiseuille flow to fully Couette flow.

  7. Homotopy between plane Couette flow and Pipe flow

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    Nagata, Masato; Deguchi, Kengo

    2014-11-01

    In order to investigate symmetry connections between two canonical shear flows, i.e. plane Couette (PCF) and pipe flow (PF), which are linearly stable for all Reynolds numbers and therefore undergo subcritical transition, we take annular Poiseuille-Couette flow (APCF) as an intermediary Although PCF and PF are very different geometrically, APCF recovers PCF by taking the narrow gap limit, and also PF by taking the limit of vanishing inner cylinder where a homotopy of the basis functions from no-slip to regular conditions at the centre is considered. We show that the double-layered mirror-symmetric solutions in sliding Couette flow (APCF without axial pressure gradient) found by Deguchi & Nagata (2011) can be traced back to the mirror-symmetric solutions in PCF. Also we show that only the double-layered solution successfully reaches the PF limit, reproducing the mirror-symmetric solution in PF classified as M1 by Pringle & Kerswell (2007).

  8. Finite length Taylor Couette flow

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    Streett, C. L.; Hussaini, M. Y.

    1987-01-01

    Axisymmetric numerical solutions of the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations for flow between concentric rotating cylinders of finite length are obtained by a spectral collocation method. These representative results pertain to two-cell/one-cell exchange process, and are compared with recent experiments.

  9. Ultimate Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Huisman, Sander G; Grossmann, Siegfried; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2011-01-01

    The flow structure of strongly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow with Reynolds numbers up to Re_i = 2*10^6 of the inner cylinder is experimentally examined with high-speed particle image velocimetry (PIV). The wind Reynolds numbers Re_w of the turbulent Taylor-vortex flow is found to scale as Re_w ~ Ta^(1/2), exactly as predicted for the ultimate turbulence regime, in which the boundary layers are turbulent. The dimensionless angular velocity flux has an effective scaling of Nu_{\\omega} ~ Ta^0.38, also in correspondence with turbulence in the ultimate regime. The scaling of Nu_{\\omega} is confirmed by local angular velocity flux measurements extracted from high-speed PIV measurements: though the flux shows huge fluctuations, its spatial and temporal average nicely agrees with the result from the global torque measurements.

  10. Vorticity Fluctuations in Plane Couette Flow

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    Ortiz de Zarate, Jose; Sengers, Jan V.

    2010-11-01

    In this presentation we evaluate the flow-induced amplification of the thermal noise in plane Couette configuration. The physical origin of the noise is the random nature of molecular collisions, that contribute with a stochastic component to the stress tensor (Landau's fluctuating hydrodynamics). This intrinsic stochastic forcing is then amplified by the mode- coupling mechanisms associated to shear flow. In a linear approximation, noise amplification can be studied by solving stochastic Orr-Sommerfeld and Squire equations. We compare the efficiency of the different mechanisms, being the most important the direct coupling between Squire and Orr-Sommerfed equations. The main effect is to amplify wall-normal vorticity fluctuations with an spanwise modulation at wave number around 1.5, a configuration that resembles the streaks that have been proposed as precursors of the flow instability.

  11. Transient Growth of Ekman-Couette Flow

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    Shi, Liang; Tilgner, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    Coriolis force effects on shear flows are important in geophysical and astrophysical contexts. We here report a study on the linear stability and the transient energy growth of the plane Couette flow with system rotation perpendicular to the shear direction. External rotation causes linear instability. At small rotation rates, the onset of linear instability scales inversely with the rotation rate and the optimal transient growth in the linearly stable region is slightly enhanced, ~Re^2. The corresponding optimal initial perturbations are characterized by roll structures inclined in the streamwise direction and are twisted under external rotation. At large rotation rates, the transient growth is significantly inhibited and hence linear stability analysis is a reliable indicator for instability.

  12. Model Polyelectrolytes in Turbulent Couette Flow

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    Price, Brian; Hoagland, David A.

    1997-03-01

    Isolated polymer chains in strong flow are deformed significantly from their equilibrium conformations, imparting a pronounced change in the local velocity field. Turbulent drag reduction by dilute polymer solutions is an important example. The onset of drag reduction appears dependent on a characteristic shear stress at the wall τw for a given polymer. (Virk, P.S. AIChE Journal 21 1975) Length and time scales formed from τw and solvent kinematic viscosity provide different scalings of the onset with chain length. It is likely that length polydispersity could be responsible for the disparity among the previously reported results concerning the correct onset condition. We have employed preparative gel electrophoresis to produce samples of very low polydispersity to determine the onset scaling of drag reduction in turbulent couette flow. The same technique provides information about chain scission in turburlence, yielding an indirect indication of chain conformation.

  13. Solitary vortex couples in viscoelastic Couette flow

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    Groisman, A; Groisman, Alexander; Steinberg, Victor

    1996-01-01

    We report experimental observation of a localized structure, which is of a new type for dissipative systems. It appears as a solitary vortex couple ("diwhirl") in Couette flow with highly elastic polymer solutions. A unique property of the diwhirls is that they are stationary, in contrast to the usual localized wave structures in both Hamiltonian and dissipative systems which are stabilized by wave dispersion. It is also a new object in fluid dynamics - a couple of vortices that build a single entity somewhat similar to a magnetic dipole. The diwhirls arise as a result of a purely elastic instability through a hysteretic transition at negligible Reynolds numbers. It is suggested that the vortex flow is driven by the same forces that cause the Weissenberg effect. The diwhirls have a striking asymmetry between the inflow and outflow, which is also an essential feature of the suggested elastic instability mechanism.

  14. Magnetorotational Instability in Liquid Metal Couette Flow

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    Noguchi, K; Colgate, S A; Nordhaus, J; Beckley, H F

    2002-01-01

    Despite the importance of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) as a fundamental mechanism for angular momentum transport in magnetized accretion disks, it has yet to be demonstrated in the laboratory. A liquid sodium alpha-omega dynamo experiment at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology provides an ideal environment to study the MRI in a rotating metal annulus (Couette flow). A local stability analysis is performed as a function of shear, magnetic field strength, magnetic Reynolds number, and turbulent Prandtl number. The later takes into account the minimum turbulence induced by the formation of an Ekman layer against the rigidly rotating end walls of a cylindrical vessel. Stability conditions are presented and unstable conditions for the sodium experiment are compared with another proposed MRI experiment with liquid gallium. Due to the relatively large magnetic Reynolds number achievable in the sodium experiment, it should be possible to observe the excitation of the MRI for a wide range of w...

  15. Particle rotation in a Couette flow

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    Ye, J.; Roco, M. C.

    1992-02-01

    The rotational velocity of neutrally buoyant particles was measured in a planar Couette flow. The flow cross section is rectangular with a 4-to-1 (200 mm/50 mm) aspect ratio. The mixtures consist of uniform polystyrene spheres and a glycerol-water solution of specific density 1.052. Four sphere sizes have been tested: 3, 4.76, 6.35, and 7.94 mm. Particle motion in turbulent flow was recorded with a high-speed SP-2000 motion analysis system. The characteristics of particle motion, including particle spin, were measured as a function of the distance from the wall, at three shear rates corresponding to Re=4.6, 6.8, and 9.2×104. It was found that the particle angular velocity normalized by shear rate is a function of the normalized distance to the moving and stationary walls. The flow conditions are defined with measurements on mean velocities, particle velocity fluctuations, kinetic energy, inertial stresses, and diffusion coefficients.

  16. Linear stability of plane creeping Couette flow for Burgers fluid

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    Hu, Kai-Xin; Peng, Jie; Zhu, Ke-Qin

    2013-02-01

    It is well known that plane creeping Couette flow of UCM and Oldroy-B fluids are linearly stable. However, for Burges fluid, which includes UCM and Oldroyd-B fluids as special cases, unstable modes are detected in the present work. The wave speed, critical parameters and perturbation mode are studied for neutral waves. Energy analysis shows that the sustaining of perturbation energy in Poiseuille flow and Couette flow is completely different. At low Reynolds number limit, analytical solutions are obtained for simplified perturbation equations. The essential difference between Burgers fluid and Oldroyd-B fluid is revealed to be the fact that neutral mode exists only in the former.

  17. Anchoring Distortions Coupled with Plane Couette & Poiseuille Flows of Nematic Polymers in Viscous Solvents: Morphology in Molecular Orientation, Stress & Flow

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    2006-03-01

    COUETTE & POISEUILLE FLOWS OF NEMATIC POLYMERS IN VISCOUS SOLVENTS: MORPHOLOGY IN MOLECULAR ORIENTATION, STRESS & FLOW Hong Zhou...viscoelastic stresses, and flow feedback. Pre- vious studies in plane Couette & Poiseuille flow (with the exception of [7]) have focused on the coupling between...with Plane Couette & Poiseuille Flows of Nematic Polymers in Viscous Solvents: Morphology in Molecular Orientation, Stress & Flow 5a. CONTRACT

  18. Turbulent Taylor–Couette flow with stationary inner cylinder

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    Ostilla-Monico, R.; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations were performed of Taylor–Couette (TC) flow, the flow between two coaxial cylinders, with the outer cylinder rotating and the inner one fixed. Three cases were considered, where the Reynolds number of the outer cylinder was $Re_{o}=5.5\\times 10^{4}$Reo=5.5×104

  19. Rubber Bands as Model Polymers in Couette Flow

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    Dunstan, Dave E.

    2008-01-01

    We present a simple device for demonstrating the essential aspects of polymers in flow in the classroom. Rubber bands are used as a macroscopic model of polymers to allow direct visual observation of the flow-induced changes in orientation and conformation. A transparent Perspex Couette cell, constructed from two sections of a tube, is used to…

  20. Turbulent Taylor–Couette flow with stationary inner cylinder

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    Ostilla-Monico, R.; Verzicco, R.; Lohse, D.

    2016-01-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations were performed of Taylor–Couette (TC) flow, the flow between two coaxial cylinders, with the outer cylinder rotating and the inner one fixed. Three cases were considered, where the Reynolds number of the outer cylinder was $Re_{o}=5.5\\times 10^{4}$Reo=5.5×104

  1. Instability of Taylor-Couette Flow between Concentric Rotating Cylinders

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    Dou, H S; Phan-Thien, N; Yeo, K S; Dou, Hua-Shu; Khoo, Boo Cheong; Phan-Thien, Nhan; Yeo, Koon Seng

    2005-01-01

    The energy gradient theory is used to study the instability of Taylor-Couette flow between concentric rotating cylinders. In our previous studies, the energy gradient theory was demonstrated to be applicable for wall bounded parallel flows. It was found that the critical value of the energy gradient parameter K at subcritical transition is about 370-389 for wall bounded parallel flows (which include plane Poiseuille flow, pipe Poiseuille flow and plane Couette flow) below which no turbulence occurs. In this paper, the detailed derivation for the calculation of the energy gradient parameter in the flow between concentric rotating cylinders is provided. The theoretical results for the critical condition of primary instability obtained are in very good agreement with the experiments found in literature. The mechanism of spiral vortices generation for counter-rotating of two cylinders is also explained using the energy gradient theory. The energy gradient theory can also serve to relate the condition of flow tran...

  2. Velocity profiles in strongly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Grossmann, S.; Lohse, D.; Sun, C.

    2014-01-01

    We derive the velocity profiles in strongly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow for the general case of independently rotating cylinders. The theory is based on the Navier-Stokes equations in the appropriate (cylinder) geometry. In particular, we derive the axial and the angular velocity profiles as funct

  3. Steady hydromagnetic Couette flow in a rotating system with non ...

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    energy equation and numerical values of rate of heat transfer at both plates are ... It may be noted that MHD Couette flow may be generated into two ways and .... Equations (5), (6), (10) and (11) with the use of (12), in non-dimensional form, ...

  4. Smooth and rough boundaries in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Berg, van den Thomas H.; Doering, Charles R.; Lohse, Detlef; Lathrop, Daniel P.

    2003-01-01

    We examine the torque required to drive the smooth or rough cylinders in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow. With rough inner and outer walls the scaling of the dimensionless torque G is found to be consistent with pure Kolmogorov scaling G~Re2. The results are interpreted within the Grossmann-Lohse theo

  5. Intrinsic Viscosity of Flexible Polymers in Couette and Poiseuille Flows

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    van Vliet, Johannes; Brinke, G. ten

    1992-01-01

    The zero-shear-rate intrinsic viscosity of a flexible polymer confined in a slit in Couette and Poiseuille flow is investigated by Monte Carlo simulations of self-avoiding random walks on a simple cubic lattice and by analytical calculations in the free-draining limit. In the simulations an equilibr

  6. Extension to nonlinear stability theory of the circular Couette flow

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    Yau, Pun Wong; Wang, Shixiao; Rusak, Zvi

    2016-11-01

    A nonlinear stability analysis of the viscous circular Couette flow to axisymmetric perturbations under axial periodic boundary conditions is developed. The analysis is based on investigating the properties of a reduced Arnol'd energy-Casimir function Ard of Wang (2009). We show that all the inviscid flow effects as well as all the viscous-dependent terms related to the flow boundaries vanish. The evolution of ΔArd depends solely on the viscous effects of the perturbation's dynamics inside the flow domain. The requirement for the temporal decay of ΔArd leads to novel sufficient conditions for the nonlinear stability of the circular Couette flow in response to axisymmetric perturbations. Comparisons with historical studies show that our results shed light on the experimental measurements of Wendt (1933) and significantly extend the classical nonlinear stability results of Serrin (1959) and Joseph & Hung (1971). When the flow is nonlinearly stable and evolves axisymmetrically for all time, then it always decays asymptotically in time to the circular Couette flow determined uniquely by the setup of the rotating cylinders. This study provides new physical insights into a classical flow problem that was studied for decades.

  7. Emergence of stochastic dynamics in plane Couette flow

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    Gvalani, Rishabh

    2016-01-01

    Spatially localized states play an important role in transition to turbulence in shear flows (Kawahara, Uhlmann & van Veen, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 44, 203 (2012)). Despite the fact that some of them are attractors on the separatrix between laminar and turbulent flows, little is known of their dynamics. We investigate here the temporal dynamics of such steady spatially localized solutions in the context of plane Couette flow. These solutions exist on oscillating branches in parameter space. We consider the saddle-nodes of these branches as initial conditions of simulations run with offset Reynolds numbers. We observe a relaminarization regime mostly characterized by deterministic dynamics and identify within this regime the existence of parameter intervals in which the results are stochastic and long-lived chaotic transients are observed. These results are obtained below the threshold for transition, shed light on the emergence of stochasticity in transitional plane Couette flow and will likely inform a ra...

  8. Traveling hairpin-shaped fluid vortices in plane Couette flow.

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    Deguchi, K; Nagata, M

    2010-11-01

    Traveling-wave solutions are discovered in plane Couette flow. They are obtained when the so-called steady hairpin vortex state found recently by Gibson [J. Fluid Mech. 638, 243 (2009)] and Itano and Generalis [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 114501 (2009)] is continued to sliding Couette flow geometry between two concentric cylinders by using the radius ratio as a homotopy parameter. It turns out that in the plane Couette flow geometry two traveling waves having the phase velocities with opposite signs are associated with their appearance from the steady hairpin vortex state, where the amplitude of the phase velocities increases gradually from zero as the Reynolds number is increased. The solutions obviously inherit the streaky structure of the hairpin vortex state, but shape preserving flow patterns propagate in the streamwise direction. Other striking features of the solution are asymmetric mean flow profiles and strong quasistreamwise vortices which occupy the vicinity of only the top or bottom moving boundary, depending on the sign of the phase velocity. Furthermore, we find that the pitchfork bifurcation associated with the appearance of the solution becomes imperfect when the flow is perturbed by a Poiseuille flow component.

  9. Snakes and ladders: localized solutions of plane Couette flow

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    Schneider, Tobias M; Burke, John

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate the existence of a large number of exact solutions of plane Couette flow, which share the topology of known periodic solutions but are localized in space. Solutions of different size are organized in a snakes-and-ladders structure strikingly similar to that observed for simpler pattern-forming PDE systems. These new solutions are a step towards extending the dynamical systems view of transitional turbulence to spatially extended flows.

  10. Direct numerical simulation of turbulent plane Couette flow

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    Lee, Moon Joo

    1991-01-01

    Turbulent plane Couette flow was numerically simulated at a Reynolds number (U(sub w)h/nu) of 6000, where U(sub w) is the relative wall speed and h is half the channel-height. Unlike in Poiseuille flow, where the mean shear rate changes its sign at the centerline, the sign of mean shear rate in plane Couette flow remains the same across the whole channel. This difference is expected to yield several differences between the two flows, especially in the core region. The most significant and dramatic difference observed was the existence of large-scale structures in the core region of the plane Couette flow. The large eddies are extremely long in the flow direction and fill the entire channel (i.e., their vertical extent is 2h). The large-scale structures have the largest contribution from the wavenumber (k(sub x)h,k(sub z)h) = (0, plus or minus 1.5), corresponding to a wavelength lambda(sub z)/h is approximately equal to 4. The secondary motion associated with the k(sub x)h = 0 mode consists of the large-scale vortices. The large eddies contribute about 30 percent of turbulent kinetic energy.

  11. Linear stability of plane creeping Couette flow for Burgers fluid

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    Kai-Xin Hu; Jie Peng; Ke-Qin Zhu

    2013-01-01

    It is well known that plane creeping Couette flow of UCM and Oldroy-B fluids are linearly stable.However,for Burges fluid,which includes UCM and Oldroyd-B fluids as special cases,unstable modes are detected in the present work.The wave speed,critical parameters and perturbation mode are studied for neutral waves.Energy analysis shows that the sustaining of perturbation energy in Poiseuille flow and Couette flow is completely different.At low Reynolds number limit,analytical solutions are obtained for simplified perturbation equations.The essential difference between Burgers fluid and Oldroyd-B fluid is revealed to be the fact that neutral mode exists only in the former.

  12. Structure parameters in rotating Couette-Poiseuille channel flow

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    Knightly, George H.; Sather, D.

    1986-01-01

    It is well-known that a number of steady state problems in fluid mechanics involving systems of nonlinear partial differential equations can be reduced to the problem of solving a single operator equation of the form: v + lambda Av + lambda B(v) = 0, v is the summation of H, lambda is the summation of one-dimensional Euclid space, where H is an appropriate (real or complex) Hilbert space. Here lambda is a typical load parameter, e.g., the Reynolds number, A is a linear operator, and B is a quadratic operator generated by a bilinear form. In this setting many bifurcation and stability results for problems were obtained. A rotating Couette-Poiseuille channel flow was studied, and it showed that, in general, the superposition of a Poiseuille flow on a rotating Couette channel flow is destabilizing.

  13. Structures and scaling laws of turbulent Couette flow

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    Oberlack, Martin; Avsarkisov, Victor; Hoyas, Sergio; Rosteck, Andreas; Garcia-Galache, Jose P.; Frank, Andy

    2014-11-01

    We conducted a set of large scale DNS of turbulent Couette flow with the two key objectives: (i) to better understand large scale coherent structures and (ii) to validate new Lie symmetry based turbulent scaling laws for the mean velocity and higher order moments. Though frequently reported in the literature large scale structures pose a serious constraint on our ability to conduct DNS of turbulent Couette flow as the largest structures grow with increasing Re#, while at the same time Kolmogorov scale decreases. Other than for the turbulent Poiseuille flow a too small box is immediately visible in low order statistics such as the mean and limited our DNS to Reτ = 550 . At the same time we observed that scaling of the mean is peculiar as it involves a certain statistical symmetry which has never been observed for any other parallel wall-bounded turbulent shear flow. Symmetries such as Galilean group lie at the heart of fluid dynamics, while for turbulence statistics due to the multi-point correlation equations (MPCE) additional statistical symmetries are admitted. Most important, symmetries are the essential to construct exact solutions to the MPCE, which with the new above-mentioned special statistical symmetry led to a new turbulent scaling law for the Couette flow. DFG Grant No; KH 257/2-1.

  14. On the existence of two-dimensional nonlinear steady states in plane Couette flow

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    Rincon, Francois

    2007-01-01

    The problem of two-dimensional steady nonlinear dynamics in plane Couette flow is revisited using homotopy from either plane Poiseuille flow or from plane Couette flow perturbed by a small symmetry-preserving identity operator. Our results show that it is not possible to obtain the nonlinear plane Couette flow solutions reported by Cherhabili and Ehrenstein [Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 14, 667 (1995)] using their Poiseuille-Couette homotopy. We also demonstrate that the steady solutions obtained by Mehta and Healey [Phys. Fluids, 17, 4108 (2005)] for small symmetry-preserving perturbations are influenced by an artefact of the modified system of equations used in their paper. However, using a modified version of their model does not help to find plane Couette flow solution in the limit of vanishing symmetry-preserving perturbations either. The issue of the existence of two-dimensional nonlinear steady states in plane Couette flow remains unsettled.

  15. Transitions in a magnetized quasi-laminar spherical Couette Flow

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    Kaprzyk, C; Seilmayer, M; Stefani, F

    2016-01-01

    First results of a new spherical Couette experiment are presented. The liquid metal flow in a spherical shell is exposed to a homogeneous axial magnetic field. For a Reynolds number Re=1000, we study the effect of increasing Hartmann number Ha. The resulting flow structures are inspected by ultrasound Doppler velocimetry. With a weak applied magnetic field, we observe an equatorially anti-symmetric jet instability with azimuthal wave number m=3. As the magnetic field strength increases, this instability vanishes. When the field is increased further, an equatorially symmetric return flow instability arises. Our observations are shown to be in good agreement with linear stability analysis and non-linear flow simulations.

  16. On Weak Plane Couette and Poiseuille Flows of Rigid Rod and Platelet Ensembles

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    2006-01-01

    SIAM J. APPL. MATH. c© 2006 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Vol. 66, No. 4, pp. 1227–1260 ON WEAK PLANE COUETTE AND POISEUILLE FLOWS ...anisotropic elasticity; to compare Couette versus Poiseuille flow ; and to consider dynamics and stability of these steady states within the asymptotic model...On Weak Plane Couette and Poiseuille Flows of Rigid Rod and Platelet Ensembles 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6

  17. Particle interaction in oscillatory Couette and Poiseuille flows

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    Fathi, Nima; Ingber, Marc; Vorobieff, Peter

    2013-11-01

    In oscillating Poiseuille flows of relatively dense suspensions, the direction of particle migration changes with the amplitude of oscillation. High amplitudes produce migration toward low shear rate regions of the flow, and vice versa, low oscillation amplitude results in particle migration toward the high shear rate region. We demonstrate that a similar behavior can be observed in a two-particle system, where it can be physically interpreted more easily, and discuss numerical modeling and experimental studies of oscillatory Poiseuille and Couette flows. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation and (in part) by a gift from the Procter & Gamble Company.

  18. Patterns of the turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Prigent, Arnaud; Talioua, Abdessamad; Mutabazi, Innocent

    2016-11-01

    We are interested in the study of the transition to turbulence in the Taylor-Couette flow, the flow between two independently rotating coaxial cylinders. Once the geometry is fixed, the flow is controlled by the inner and outer Reynolds numbers and present a large variety of flow regimes. In counter-rotation, the transition is characterized by a succession of more or less turbulent flow regimes: intermittency with turbulent spots, spiral turbulence, featureless turbulence. For larger values of the inner Reynolds number, turbulent Taylor roll re-emerge from the featureless turbulence and remain for very large values of the Reynolds numbers. Bifurcations between different turbulent rolls states are even observed in the ultimate turbulence regime. Nevertheless the transition from the featureless turbulence to the turbulent rolls still requires a detailed study and the mechanism which causes and sustains turbulent spots or turbulent spirals remains unknown. In this study we present new experimental information on the organization of the flow for the different regimes with turbulence. The experiments are conducted in a Taylor-Couette flow with η = 0 . 8 . Stereo-Particle Image Velocimetry measurements and visualizations of the different flow regimes are realized and discussed. This work was supported by the ANR TRANSFLOW - ANR-13-BS09-0025.

  19. A streamwise constant model of turbulence in plane Couette flow

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    Gayme, D. F.; McKeon, B. J.; Papachristodoulou, A.; Bamieh, B; Doyle, J. C.

    2010-01-01

    Streamwise and quasi-streamwise elongated structures have been shown to play a significant role in turbulent shear flows. We model the mean behaviour of fully turbulent plane Couette flow using a streamwise constant projection of the Navier–Stokes equations. This results in a two-dimensional three-velocity-component (2D/3C) model. We first use a steady-state version of the model to demonstrate that its nonlinear coupling provides the mathematical mechanism that shapes the turbulent velocity p...

  20. Hydrodynamic modeling of granular flows in a modified Couette cell.

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    Jop, Pierre

    2008-03-01

    We present simulations of granular flows in a modified Couette cell, using a continuum model recently proposed for dense granular flows. Based on a friction coefficient, which depends on an inertial number, the model captures the positions of the wide shear bands. We show that a smooth transition in velocity-profile shape occurs when the height of the granular material is increased, leading to a differential rotation of the central part close to the surface. The numerical predictions are in qualitative agreement with previous experimental results. The model provides predictions for the increase of the shear band width when the rotation rate is increased.

  1. How does turbulence spread in plane Couette flows?

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    Couliou, Marie

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the growth in the spanwise direction of turbulent spots invading a laminar flow in a plane Couette flow. Direct Numerical Simulation is used to track the nucleation of streaks during the spot growth. Experiment and direct numerical simulation allow us to study the velocity of the spot fronts and of the vortices observed at the spots' edges. All these results show that two mechanisms are involved when turbulent spots grow: a formerly proposed local growth occurring at the spot spanwise tips but also in comparable proportion a global growth induced by large-scale advection identified in the present work.

  2. Geometry of state space in plane Couette flow

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    Cvitanović, P.; Gibson, J. F.

    A large conceptual gap separates the theory of low-dimensional chaotic dynamics from the infinite-dimensional nonlinear dynamics of turbulence. Recent advances in experimental imaging, computational methods, and dynamical systems theory suggest a way to bridge this gap in our understanding of turbulence. Recent discoveries show that recurrent coherent structures observed in wall-bounded shear flows (such as pipes and plane Couette flow) result from close passes to weakly unstable invariant solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. These 3D, fully nonlinear solutions (equilibria, traveling waves, and periodic orbits) structure the state space of turbulent flows and provide a skeleton for analyzing their dynamics. We calculate a hierarchy of invariant solutions for plane Couette, a canonical wall-bounded shear flow. These solutions reveal organization in the flow's turbulent dynamics and can be used to predict directly from the fundamental equations physical quantities such as bulk flow rate and mean wall drag. All results and the code that generates them are disseminated through through our group's open-source CFD software and solution database Channelflow.org and the collaborative e-book ChaosBook.org.

  3. Stability of the Couette-Poiseuille flow by the Reynolds-Orr energy equation

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    Lam, F

    2012-01-01

    The normal-mode analysis of the Reynolds-Orr energy equation governing the stability of viscous motion for general three-dimensional disturbances has been revisited. The energy equation has been solved as an unconstrained minimization problem for the Couette-Poiseuille flow. The minimum Reynolds number for every Couette-Poiseuille velocity profile has been computed and compared with those available in the literature. For fully three-dimensional disturbances, it is shown that the minimum Reynolds number is in general smaller than the corresponding two-dimensional counterpart for all the Couette-Poiseuille profiles except plane Couette flow.

  4. Following analytically stages of transition in Couette flow

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    Karp, Michael; Cohen, Jacob

    2013-11-01

    A possible explanation for transition in Couette flow is the mechanism of transient growth (TG). Accordingly, a small disturbance can achieve a significant non-modal TG and trigger nonlinear mechanisms before its eventual decay owing to viscosity. The linear optimal disturbance achieving the maximal growth consists of a pair of streamwise independent counter-rotating vortices (CVPs) which create spanwise-varying streamwise streaks. These may become unstable with respect to infinitesimal disturbances. It is shown that four decaying normal modes, obtained analytically, are sufficient to follow the linear TG mechanism. A secondary linear stability analysis of the modified base-flow (Couette flow with streaks) is conducted using Floquet theory for the spanwise periodic base-flow. The predictions of the stability analysis are compared with direct numerical simulations using the ``Channelflow'' code. It is shown analytically that the inclusion of nonlinear interactions between the base-flow and the CVPs is required in order to predict instability. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the generation of a `strong' inflectional point is more important than obtaining maximal growth. The minimal number of modes enables us to follow analytically several key stages of the transition process.

  5. Instability of Taylor-Couette Flow of Electrorheological Fluid

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    PENG Jie; ZHU Ke-Qin

    2004-01-01

    A linearized instability analysis of Taylor-Couette flow between two rotating concentric cylinders of an electrorheological (ER) fluid is carried out. The ER fluid exhibits a yield stress in addition to the plastic viscosity when an extra electric-field is applied. It can be found that the yield stress plays a dual role in the flow instability.The possibility of the yield surface falling between the cylinders is analysed. Although small waves appeared on the yielded surface is considered, the yielded surface, which has been treated as a free surface, has little effect on the flow instability. The effects of axisymmetric perturbation on the flow instability are presented due to the axisymmetric of the basic flow. The parameterβ in the yield stress formula of the ER fluid is shown to have distinct effects on the flow instability characteristics.

  6. Subcritical Transition to Turbulence in Couette-Poiseuille flow

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    Wesfreid, Jose Eduardo; Klotz, Lukasz

    2016-11-01

    We study the subcritical transition to turbulence in the plane Couette-Poiseuille shear flow with zero mean advection velocity. Our experimental configuration consists on one moving wall of the test section (the second one remains stationary), which acts like a driving force for the flow, imposing linear streamwise velocity profile (Couette) and adverse pressure gradient in the streamwise direction (Poiseuille) at the same time. This flow, which had only been studied theoretically up to now, is always linearly stable. The transition to turbulence is forced by a very well controlled finite-size perturbation by injection, into the test section, of a water jet during a very short time. Using PIV technique, we characterized quantitatively the initial development of the triggered turbulent spot and compared its energy evolution with the theoretical predictions of the transient growth theory. In addition, we show results concerning the importance of nonlinearities, when waviness of streaks in streamwise direction induced self-sustained process in the turbulent spot. We also measured precisely the large-scale flow which is generated around the turbulent spot and studied its strength as a function of the Reynolds number.

  7. Large-scale structures in turbulent Couette flow

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    Kim, Jung Hoon; Lee, Jae Hwa

    2016-11-01

    Direct numerical simulation of fully developed turbulent Couette flow is performed with a large computational domain in the streamwise and spanwise directions (40 πh and 6 πh) to investigate streamwise-scale growth mechanism of the streamwise velocity fluctuating structures in the core region, where h is the channel half height. It is shown that long streamwise-scale structures (> 3 h) are highly energetic and they contribute to more than 80% of the turbulent kinetic energy and Reynolds shear stress, compared to previous studies in canonical Poiseuille flows. Instantaneous and statistical analysis show that negative-u' structures on the bottom wall in the Couette flow continuously grow in the streamwise direction due to mean shear, and they penetrate to the opposite moving wall. The geometric center of the log layer is observed in the centerline with a dominant outer peak in streamwise spectrum, and the maximum streamwise extent for structure is found in the centerline, similar to previous observation in turbulent Poiseuille flows at high Reynolds number. Further inspection of time-evolving instantaneous fields clearly exhibits that adjacent long structures combine to form a longer structure in the centerline. This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2014R1A1A2057031).

  8. Taylor-Couette flow with radial fluid injection

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    Wilkinson, Nikolas; Dutcher, Cari S.

    2017-08-01

    Taylor-Couette cells have been shown to improve a number of industrial processes due to the wide variety of hydrodynamic flow states accessible. Traditional designs, however, limit the ability to introduce new fluids into the annulus during device operation due to geometric confinement and complexity. In this paper, a co- and counter-rotating Taylor-Couette cell with radial fluid injection has been constructed. The incorporation of 16 ports in the inner cylinder enables radial fluid injection during rotation of both cylinders. The design is also capable of continuous axial flow, enabling large injection volumes. The new inner cylinder design does not modify the critical Re for flow instabilities and can precisely inject a desired mass at a desired flow rate. A range of injection rates and masses were explored to quantify the effect of radial injection on the stability of the turbulent Taylor vortex structure. Only the highest injection rate and total mass studied (5.9 g/s, 100 g) modified the turbulent Taylor vortex structure after injection for a sustained period. The post-injection vortices remained larger than the pre-injection vortices, whereas at lower injection rates or masses, the vortex structure quickly returned to the pre-injection structure. This new system allows for in situ study of hydrodynamic effects on fluid-fluid (gas and liquid) mixing and multiphase complexation, growth, and structure. We demonstrated this new design's potential for studying the flocculation of bentonite using cationic polyacrylamide for enhancing water treatment operations.

  9. Optimal Taylor-Couette flow: direct numerical simulations

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    Mónico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Grossman, Siegfried; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef

    2013-01-01

    We numerically simulate turbulent Taylor-Couette flow for independently rotating inner and outer cylinders, focusing on the analogy with turbulent Rayleigh-B\\'enard flow. Reynolds numbers of Re_i = 8\\times10^3 and Re_o =\\pm4\\times10^3 of the inner and outer cylinders, respectively, are reached, corresponding to Taylor numbers Ta up to 10^8 . Effective scaling laws for the torque and other system responses are found. Recent experiments with the Twente turbulent Taylor-Couette (T^3C) setup at very high Reynolds numbers have vealed an optimum transport at a certain non-zero rotation rate ratio a = -{\\omega}_o/{\\omega}_i that depends on Ta. For large enough Ta in the numerically accessible range we find such an optimum at non-zero counter-rotation also in the numerics. We furthermore numerically calculate the corresponding angular velocity profiles and visualize the different flow structures for the various regimes. By writing the equations in a frame co-rotating with the outer cylinder a link is found between th...

  10. Low-order invariant solutions in plane Couette flow

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    Ahmed, Muhammad; Sharma, Ati

    2016-11-01

    Ten new equilibrium solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations in plane Couette flow are presented. The new solutions add to the inventory of known equilibria in plane Couette flow found by Nagata JFM 1990, Gibson JFM 2008, 2009, and Halcrow JFM 2008, who together found 13. These new solutions elucidate the low-dimensional nature of exact coherent structures, which are essential to defining simplified mechanisms that explain the self-sustaining nature of wall-bounded flows. In particular, one of the solutions found has a one-dimensional unstable manifold in the symmetry-invariant subspace and otherwise, like the lower branch equilibrium solution found by Nagata JFM 1990. A new method for generating initial guesses for Newton-Krylov-hookstep (NKH) searches is also presented. This method allows the NKH algorithm to find equilibrium solutions that are derived from previous solutions. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (European Office of Aerospace Research and Development) under award FA9550-14-1-0042.

  11. Linear Instability of the Plane Couette and Plane Poiseuille Flows

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    Chefranov, Sergey G

    2015-01-01

    We show possibility of the Plane Couette (PC) flow instability for Reynolds number Re>Reth=140. This new result of the linear hydrodynamic stability theory is obtained on the base of refusal from the traditionally used assumption on longitudinal periodicity of the disturbances along the direction of the fluid flow. We found that earlier existing understanding on the linear stability of this flow for any arbitrary large Reynolds number is directly related with an assumption on the separation of the variables of the spatial variability for the disturbance field and their periodicity in linear theory of stability. By the refusal from the pointed assumptions also for the Plane Poiseuille (PP) flow, we get a new threshold Reynolds value Reth=1040 that with 4% accuracy agrees with the experiment contrary to more than 500% discrepancy for the earlier known estimate Reth=5772 obtained in the frame of the linear theory but when using the "normal" disturbance form (S. A. Orszag, 1971).

  12. Linear instability of plane Couette and Poiseuille flows

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    Chefranov, S. G.; Chefranov, A. G.

    2016-05-01

    It is shown that linear instability of plane Couette flow can take place even at finite Reynolds numbers Re > Reth ≈ 139, which agrees with the experimental value of Reth ≈ 150 ± 5 [16, 17]. This new result of the linear theory of hydrodynamic stability is obtained by abandoning traditional assumption of the longitudinal periodicity of disturbances in the flow direction. It is established that previous notions about linear stability of this flow at arbitrarily large Reynolds numbers relied directly upon the assumed separation of spatial variables of the field of disturbances and their longitudinal periodicity in the linear theory. By also abandoning these assumptions for plane Poiseuille flow, a new threshold Reynolds number Reth ≈ 1035 is obtained, which agrees to within 4% with experiment—in contrast to 500% discrepancy for the previous estimate of Reth ≈ 5772 obtained in the framework of the linear theory under assumption of the "normal" shape of disturbances [2].

  13. Multiple states in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Huisman, Sander G; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    The ubiquity of turbulent flows in nature and technology makes it of utmost importance to fundamentally understand turbulence. Kolmogorov's 1941 paradigm suggests that for strongly turbulent flows with many degrees of freedom and its large fluctuations, there would only be \\emph{one} turbulent state as the large fluctuations would explore the entire higher-dimensional phase space. Here we report the first conclusive evidence of multiple turbulent states for large Reynolds number $\\text{Re}=\\mathcal{O}(10^6)$ (Taylor number $\\text{Ta}=\\mathcal{O}(10^{12})$) Taylor-Couette flow in the regime of ultimate turbulence, by probing the phase space spanned by the rotation rates of the inner and outer cylinder. The manifestation of multiple turbulent states is exemplified by providing combined global torque and local velocity measurements. This result verifies the notion that bifurcations can occur in high-dimensional flows i.e. very large $\\text{Re}$) and questions Kolmogorov's paradigm.

  14. Momentum transport in Taylor-Couette flow with vanishing curvature

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    Brauckmann, Hannes J; Eckhardt, Bruno

    2015-01-01

    We numerically study turbulent Taylor-Couette flow (TCF) between two independently rotating cylinders and the transition to rotating plane Couette flow (RPCF) in the limit of infinite radii. By using the shear Reynolds number $Re_S$ and rotation number $R_\\Omega$ as dimensionless parameters, the transition from TCF to RPCF can be studied continuously without singularities. Already for radius ratios $\\eta\\geq0.9$ we find that the simulation results for various radius ratios and for RPCF collapse as a function of $R_\\Omega$, indicating a turbulent behaviour common to both systems. We observe this agreement in the torque, mean momentum transport, mean profiles, and turbulent fluctuations. Moreover, the central profiles in TCF and RPCF for $R_\\Omega>0$ are found to conform with inviscid neutral stability. Intermittent bursts that have been observed in the outer boundary layer and have been linked to the formation of a torque maximum for counter-rotation are shown to disappear as $\\eta \\rightarrow 1$. The correspo...

  15. DSMC Simulation of High Mach Number Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Pradhan, Sahadev, , Dr.

    2017-01-01

    The main focus of this work is to characterise the Taylor-Couette flow of an ideal gas between two coaxial cylinders at Mach number Ma = (U_w /√{ kbT_w / m }) in the range 0.01 Boltzmann constant. The cylindrical surfaces are specified as being diffusely reflecting with the thermal accommodation coefficient equal to one. In the present analysis of high Mach number compressible Taylor-Couette flow using DSMC method, wall slip in the temperature and the velocities are found to be significant. Slip occurs because the temperature/velocity of the molecules incident on the wall could be very different from that of the wall, even though the temperature/velocity of the reflected molecules is equal to that of the wall. Due to the high surface speed of the inner cylinder, significant heating of the gas is taking place. The gas temperature increases until the heat transfer to the surface equals the work done in moving the surface. The highest temperature is obtained near the moving surface of the inner cylinder at a radius of about (1.26 r_1).

  16. Optimal Taylor-Couette flow: Radius ratio dependence

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    Monico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Jannink, Tim J G; van Gils, Dennis P M; Verzicco, Roberto; Grossmann, Siegfried; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2013-01-01

    Taylor-Couette flow with independently rotating inner (i) and outer (o) cylinders is explored numerically and experimentally to determine the effects of the radius ratio {\\eta} on the system response. Numerical simulations reach Reynolds numbers of up to Re_i=9.5 x 10^3 and Re_o=5x10^3, corresponding to Taylor numbers of up to Ta=10^8 for four different radius ratios {\\eta}=r_i/r_o between 0.5 and 0.909. The experiments, performed in the Twente Turbulent Taylor-Couette (T^3C) setup, reach Reynolds numbers of up to Re_i=2x10^6$ and Re_o=1.5x10^6, corresponding to Ta=5x10^{12} for {\\eta}=0.714-0.909. Effective scaling laws for the torque J^{\\omega}(Ta) are found, which for sufficiently large driving Ta are independent of the radius ratio {\\eta}. As previously reported for {\\eta}=0.714, optimum transport at a non-zero Rossby number Ro=r_i|{\\omega}_i-{\\omega}_o|/[2(r_o-r_i){\\omega}_o] is found in both experiments and numerics. Ro_opt is found to depend on the radius ratio and the driving of the system. At a drivi...

  17. Particle Tracking Velocimetry in Transitional Plane Couette Flow

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    Lüthi, B.; Holzner, B.; Kinzel, M.; Liberzon, A.; Tsinober, A.

    Plane Couette flow has the peculiar property that transition to turbulence occurs despite the fact that its laminar profile is linearly stable. For high enough Reynolds numbers small amplitude perturbations are enough to initiate the growth of turbulent spots. Such spots have been subject to investigation for a few decades, see e.g. [1, 2]. In addition, it has been observed that around transitional Reynolds numbers laminar and turbulent regions can co-exist if this Reynolds number is approached from the turbulent side, e.g., [3, 4]. For both cases, distinct interfaces divide the regimes between turbulent and non turbulent flow. It is our main interest to study the evolution of such interfaces similar to the work of [5] where the shear free case with inhomogeneous forcing by an oscillating grid has been investigated in detail.

  18. Logarithmic boundary layers in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Huisman, Sander G; Cierpka, Christian; Kahler, Christian J; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2013-01-01

    We provide direct measurements of the boundary layer properties in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow up to $\\text{Ta}=6.2 \\times 10^{12}$ using high-resolution particle image velocimetry (PIV). We find that the mean azimuthal velocity profile at the inner and outer cylinder can be fitted by the von K\\'arm\\'an log law $u^+ = \\frac 1\\kappa \\ln y^+ +B$. The von K\\'arm\\'an constant $\\kappa$ is found to depend on the driving strength $\\text{Ta}$ and for large $\\text{Ta}$ asymptotically approaches $\\kappa \\approx 0.40$. The variance profiles of the local azimuthal velocity have a universal peak around $y^+ \\approx 12$ and collapse when rescaled with the driving velocity (and not with the friction velocity), displaying a log-dependence of $y^+$ as also found for channel and pipe flows [1,2].

  19. The effect of Taylor rolls on Taylor-Couette flow

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    Monico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2015-01-01

    Direct numerical simulations of the Taylor-Couette (TC) problem, the flow between two coaxial and independently rotating cylinders have been performed. Reynolds numbers of up to $3\\cdot 10^5$, corresponding to frictional Reynolds numbers $Re_\\tau \\approx 4000$ were reached. The gap between the cylinders was kept small by fixing the radius ratio to $\\eta=r_i/r_o=0.909$. Small gap TC was found to be dominated by large scale structures, which are permanent in time and known as Taylor rolls (TRs). TRs are attached to the boundary layer, and are active, i.e they transport angular velocity through Reynolds stresses. Evidence for the existence of logarithmic velocity fluctuations, and of an overlap layer where the velocity fluctuations collapse in outer units was also found. An externally imposed axial flow of comparable strength as the wind of the TRs was found to convect them without any weakening effect.

  20. Enhancement of thermal fluctuations in Plane Couette Flow

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    Ortiz de Zarate, Jose M.; Sengers, Jan V.

    2011-11-01

    Mode-coupling phenomena in systems outside equilibrium generically cause an enhancement of thermal fluctuations. These enhancements can be studied by Landau's fluctuating hydrodynamics. Here we present a detailed study for the case of plane Couette flow based on stochastically forced Orr-Sommerfeld and Squire equations. The forcing arises from random contributions to the stress tensor due to the stochastic nature of molecular collisions. This intrinsic stochastic forcing is then amplified by mode- coupling mechanisms associated with the shear flow. We discuss the different coupling mechanisms, the most important one being the direct coupling between fluctuations of the wall-normal velocity and vorticity. The most pronounced effect is amplification of wall-normal vorticity fluctuations with a spanwise modulation at dimensionless wave numbers q∥ around 1.5. Financial support: MICINN FIS2008/03801.

  1. Nonaxisymmetric linear instability of cylindrical magnetohydrodynamic Taylor-Couette flow

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    Child, Adam; Hollerbach, Rainer

    2015-01-01

    We consider the nonaxisymmetric modes of instability present in Taylor-Couette flow under the application of helical magnetic fields, mainly for magnetic Prandtl numbers close to the inductionless limit, and conduct a full examination of marginal stability in the resulting parameter space. We allow for the azimuthal magnetic field to be generated by a combination of currents in the inner cylinder and fluid itself, and introduce a parameter governing the relation between the strength of these currents. A set of governing eigenvalue equations for the nonaxisymmetric modes of instability are derived and solved by spectral collocation with Chebyshev polynomials over the relevant parameter space, with the resulting instabilities examined in detail. We find that by altering the azimuthal magnetic field profiles the azimuthal magnetorotational instability, nonaxisymmetric helical magnetorotational instability, and Tayler instability yield interesting dynamics, such as different preferred mode types, and modes with a...

  2. Magneto--Coriolis waves in a spherical Couette flow experiment

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    Schmitt, Denys; La Rizza, Patrick; Nataf, Henri-Claude

    2016-01-01

    The dynamics of fluctuations in a fast rotating spherical Couette flow experiment in the presence of a strong dipolar magnetic field is investigated in detail, through a thorough analysis of the experimental data as well as a numerical study. Fluctuations within the conducting fluid (liquid sodium) are characterized by the presence of several oscillation modes, identified as magneto-Coriolis (MC) modes, with definite symmetry and azimuthal number. A numerical simulation provides eigensolutions which exhibit oscillation frequencies and magnetic signature comparable to the observation. The main characteristics of these hydromagnetic modes is that the magnetic contribution has a fundamental influence on the dynamical properties through the Lorentz forces, although its importance remains weak in an energetical point of view. Another specificity is that the Lorentz forces are confined near the inner sphere where the dipolar magnetic field is the strongest, while the Coriolis forces are concentrated in the outer fl...

  3. Magnetorotational Instability in a Couette Flow of Plasma

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    Noguchi, K; Noguchi, Koichi; Pariev, Vladimir I.

    2003-01-01

    All experiments, which have been proposed so far to model the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in the laboratory, involve a Couette flow of liquid metals in a rotating annulus. All liquid metals have small magnetic Prandtl numbers, Pm, of about 10^{-6} (the ratio of kinematic viscosity to magnetic diffusivity). With plasmas both large and small Pm are achievable by varying the temperature and the density of plasma. Compressibility and fast rotation of the plasma result in radial stratification of the equilibrium plasma density. Evolution of perturbations in radially stratified viscous and resistive plasma permeated by an axial uniform magnetic field is considered. The differential rotation of the plasma is induced by the ExB drift in applied radial electric field. Global unstable eigenmodes are calculated by our newly developed matrix code. The plasma is shown to be MRI unstable for parameters easily achievable in experimental setup.

  4. Velocity profiles in strongly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Grossmann, Siegfried; Sun, Chao

    2013-01-01

    We derive the velocity profiles in strongly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow for the general case of independently rotating cylinders. The theory is based on the Navier-Stokes equations in the appropriate (cylinder) geometry. In particular, we derive the axial and the angular velocity profiles as functions of distance from the cylinder walls and find that both follow a logarithmic profile, with downwards-bending curvature corrections, which are more pronounced for the angular velocity profile as compared to the axial velocity profile, and which strongly increase with decreasing ratio $\\eta$ between inner and outer cylinder radius. In contrast, the azimuthal velocity does not follow a log-law. We then compare the angular and azimuthal velocity profiles with the recently measured profiles in the ultimate state of (very) large Taylor numbers. Though the {\\em qualitative} trends are the same -- down-bending for large wall distances and (properly shifted and non-dimensionalized) angular velocity profile $\\omega^+(r)$...

  5. Cell exclusion in couette flow: evaluation through flow visualization and mechanical forces.

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    Leslie, Laura J; Marshall, Lindsay J; Devitt, Andrew; Hilton, Andrew; Tansley, Geoff D

    2013-03-01

    Cell exclusion is the phenomenon whereby the hematocrit and viscosity of blood decrease in areas of high stress. While this is well known in naturally occurring Poiseuille flow in the human body, it has never previously been shown in Couette flow, which occurs in implantable devices including blood pumps. The high-shear stresses that occur in the gap between the boundaries in Couette flow are known to cause hemolysis in erythrocytes. We propose to mitigate this damage by initiating cell exclusion through the use of a spiral-groove bearing (SGB) that will provide escape routes by which the cells may separate themselves from the plasma and the high stresses in the gap. The force between two bearings (one being the SGB) in Couette flow was measured. Stained erythrocytes, along with silver spheres of similar diameter to erythrocytes, were visualized across a transparent SGB at various gap heights. A reduction in the force across the bearing for human blood, compared with fluids of comparable viscosity, was found. This indicates a reduction in the viscosity of the fluid across the bearing due to a lowered hematocrit because of cell exclusion. The corresponding images clearly show both cells and spheres being excluded from the gap by entering the grooves. This is the first time the phenomenon of cell exclusion has been shown in Couette flow. It not only furthers our understanding of how blood responds to different flows but could also lead to improvements in the future design of medical devices.

  6. 3D couette flow of dusty fluid with transpiration cooling

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    GOVINDARAJAN A.; RAMAMURTHY V.; SUNDARAMMAL K.

    2007-01-01

    The couette dusty flow between two horizontal parallel porous flat plates with transverse sinusoidal injection of the dusty fluid at the stationary plate and its corresponding removal by constant suction through the plate in uniform motion was analyzed. Due to this type of injection velocity the dusty flow becomes 3D. Perturbation method is used to obtain the expressions for the velocity and temperature fields of both the fluid and dust. It was found that the velocity profiles of both the fluid and dust in the main flow direction decrease with the increase of the mass concentration of the dust panicles, and those in cross flow direction increase with an increase in the mass concentration of the dust particles up to the middle of the channel and thereafter decrease with increase in mass concentration of the dust particles. The skin friction components Tx and Tz in the main flow and transverse directions respectively increase with an increase in the mass concentration of the dust particles (or) injection parameter. The heat transfer coefficient decreases with the increase of the injection parameter and increases with the increase in the mass concentration of the dust particles.

  7. Turbulent Taylor-Couette flow with stationary inner cylinder

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    Ostilla-Monico, Rodolfo; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations of Taylor-Couette (TC) flow, the flow between two coaxial cylinders, with the outer cylinder rotating and the inner one fixed, were performed. Three cases, with outer cylinder Reynolds numbers $Re_o$ of $Re_o=5.5\\cdot10^4$, $Re_o=1.1\\cdot10^5$ and $Re_o=2.2\\cdot10^5$ were considered. The radius ratio $\\eta=r_i/r_o$ was fixed to $\\eta=0.909$ to mitigate the effects of curvature. The vertical aspect ratio $\\Gamma$ was fixed to $\\Gamma=2.09$. Being linearly stable, outer cylinder rotation TC flow is known to have very different behavior than pure inner cylinder rotation TC flow. Here, we find that the flow nonetheless becomes turbulent, but the torque required to drive the cylinders and level of velocity fluctuations was found to be smaller than those for pure inner cylinder rotation at comparable Reynolds numbers. The mean angular momentum profiles showed a large gradient in the bulk, instead of the constant angular momentum profiles of pure inner cylinder rotation. The ...

  8. Population splitting of rodlike swimmers in Couette flow

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    Nili, Hossein; Kheyri, Masoud; Abazari, Javad; Fahimniya, Ali; Naji, Ali

    We present a quantitative analysis on the response of a dilute active suspension of self-propelled rods (swimmers) in a planar channel subjected to an imposed shear flow. To best capture the salient features of shear-induced effects, we consider the case of an imposed Couette flow, providing a constant shear rate across the channel. We argue that the steady-state behavior of swimmers can be understood in the light of a population splitting phenomenon, occurring as the shear rate exceeds a certain threshold, initiating the reversal of swimming direction for a finite fraction of swimmers from down- to upstream or vice versa, depending on swimmer position within the channel. Swimmers thus split into two distinct, statistically significant and oppositely swimming majority and minority populations. The onset of population splitting translates into a transition from a self-propulsion-dominated regime to a shear-dominated regime, corresponding to a unimodal-to-bimodal change in the probability distribution function of the swimmer orientation. We present a phase diagram in terms of the swim and flow Peclet numbers showing the separation of these two regimes by a discontinuous transition line. Our results shed further light on the behavior of swimmers in a shear flow and provide an explanation for the previously reported non-monotonic behavior of the mean, near-wall, parallel-to-flow orientation of swimmers with increasing shear strength.

  9. Taylor-Couette flow instabilities in neutrally-buoyant suspensions

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    Majji, Madhu; Banerjee, Sanjoy; Morris, Jeffrey F.

    2016-11-01

    Experimentally-determined instabilities and flow states of a neutrally-buoyant suspension are described. The flow is studied in a concentric-cylinder device with inner-to-outer cylinder ratio of 0.877 with inner cylinder rotating and outer stationary. The cylinder length to annular gap ratio is 20, while the gap to particle size ratio is approximately 30, for spherical particles of 250 μm diameter. Using a slowly increasing or decreasing Re ramp, the flow agrees with all expectations for the pure fluid, while a slowly decreasing (quasi-static) ramp is used for the suspension flow, which is found to be unstable at lower Reynolds number Re (based on the effective viscosity) than pure fluid, and exhibits spiraling and ribbon states not found for a pure fluid with only inner cylinder rotating. Strikingly, the suspension at solid fraction ϕ >= 0 . 05 goes unstable first to a nonaxisymetric state rather than axisymmetric Taylor vortices. At 0 . 1 states during quais-static ramping of Re , while for ϕ = 0 . 3 , the base state Couette flow gives way to wavy spirals (WS) at Re 80 and exhibits only the WS state up to Re = 150 . Transient behavior on sudden change of Re and particle tracking will also be presented.

  10. Experimental Studies of Acoustics in a Spherical Couette Flow

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    Gowen, Savannah; Adams, Matthew; Stone, Douglas; Lathrop, Daniel

    2016-11-01

    The Earth, like many other astrophysical bodies, contains turbulent flows of conducting fluid which are able to sustain magnetic field. To investigate the hydromagnetic flow in the Earth's outer core, we have created an experiment which generates flows in liquid sodium. However, measuring these flows remains a challenge because liquid sodium is opaque. One possible solution is the use of acoustic waves. Our group has previously used acoustic wave measurements in air to infer azimuthal velocity profiles, but measurements attempted in liquid sodium remain challenging. In the current experiments we measure acoustic modes and their mode splittings in both air and water in a spherical Couette device. The device is comprised of a hollow 30-cm outer sphere which contains a smaller 10-cm rotating inner sphere to drive flow in the fluid in between. We use water because it has material properties that are similar to those of sodium, but is more convenient and less hazardous. Modes are excited and measured using a speaker and microphones. Measured acoustic modes and their mode splittings correspond well with the predicted frequencies in air. However, water modes are more challenging. Further investigation is needed to understand acoustic measurements in the higher density media.

  11. Numerical Simulations of Dynamos Generated in Spherical Couette Flows

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    Guervilly, Céline; 10.1080/03091920903550955

    2010-01-01

    We numerically investigate the efficiency of a spherical Couette flow at generating a self-sustained magnetic field. No dynamo action occurs for axisymmetric flow while we always found a dynamo when non-axisymmetric hydrodynamical instabilities are excited. Without rotation of the outer sphere, typical critical magnetic Reynolds numbers $Rm_c$ are of the order of a few thousands. They increase as the mechanical forcing imposed by the inner core on the flow increases (Reynolds number $Re$). Namely, no dynamo is found if the magnetic Prandtl number $Pm=Rm/Re$ is less than a critical value $Pm_c\\sim 1$. Oscillating quadrupolar dynamos are present in the vicinity of the dynamo onset. Saturated magnetic fields obtained in supercritical regimes (either $Re>2 Re_c$ or $Pm>2Pm_c$) correspond to the equipartition between magnetic and kinetic energies. A global rotation of the system (Ekman numbers $E=10^{-3}, 10^{-4}$) yields to a slight decrease (factor 2) of the critical magnetic Prandtl number, but we find a peculi...

  12. A Streamwise Constant Model of Turbulence in Plane Couette Flow

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    Gayme, D F; Papachristodoulou, A; Bamieh, B; Doyle, J C

    2010-01-01

    There is a consensus that turbulent flow is characterized by coherent structures. In particular, streamwise and quasi-streamwise elongated structures have been observed in both numerical simulations and experiments. Using this idea the mean behavior of fully turbulent plane Couette flow is modeled using a streamwise constant projection of the Navier Stokes equations. This assumption results in a two dimensional, three velocity component (2D/3C) model. We first use a steady state version of this 2D/3C model to demonstrate that the nonlinear coupling in the equations provides the mathematical mechanisms associated with the shape of the turbulent velocity profile. In simulating the full model we borrow some ideas from robust control and represent uncertainty as well as modeling errors using small amplitude noise forcing. Simulations of the 2D/3C model under small amplitude Gaussian forcing of the cross stream components is compared to DNS data. The results indicate that a streamwise constant projection of the Na...

  13. Plane Couette-Poiseuille flow past a homogeneous poroelastic layer

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    Alexiou, Terpsichori S.; Kapellos, George E.

    2013-07-01

    An analytical solution is presented for the problem of fully developed plane Couette-Poiseuille flow past a homogeneous, permeable poroelastic layer. Main novel feature of this work is that the compressibility, which is related to the action of the free-fluid pressure on the poroelastic layer, is taken into account. Therefore, the solid stress problem is two-dimensional, although the fluid flow problem remains one-dimensional in the limit of infinitesimal strain. The pressure-related compressibility affects strongly the distribution of the von Mises stress in the poroelastic layer by shifting the local maximum towards the high-pressure region of the channel. Furthermore, the established analytical solution is used to investigate some aspects of the mechanotransducing role of the endothelial surface layer. A compressible surface layer might serve as a "bumper'' by reducing the magnitude of the overall shearing force (viscous and elastic) acting on endothelial cells, as compared to the magnitude of the fluid shear force that would be exerted in its absence.

  14. Symmetry Broken Exact Coherent Structures in Plane Couette Flow

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    Gopalaswamy, Varchas; Borrero-Echeverry, Daniel

    2015-11-01

    Invariant solutions of the fully resolved Navier-Stokes equation, known as exact coherent structures (ECS) are an exciting and potentially revolutionary method for understanding turbulent dynamics. The geometry of plane Couette flow leads to the existence of ECS with a high degree of symmetry. However, turbulent flows do not display a high degree of symmetry, so it is unclear whether these symmetric ECS can truly capture the turbulent dynamics. We report the discovery of four new periodic orbits - P85 and P60 which are fully symmetric, and P32 and P8, which have partially broken symmetry. Projections of these periodic orbits in the dissipation-energy input plane reveal that P32, P60 and P85 lie in the turbulent region of the state space, whereas P8 lies very far away from this region. Parametric continuation in the spanwise periodic cell length Lz suggests that P8 undergoes two bifurcations, which are verified by analysis of various properties of P8 in the dissipation-energy input plane, and by observations of changes in the stability of eigenvectors that are consistent with bifurcations.

  15. Stability of Couette flow past a viscoelastic solid

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    Hess, Andrew; Gao, Tong

    2016-11-01

    Soft materials such as polymer gels have been widely used in engineering applications such as microfluidics, micro-optics, and active surfaces. It is important to obtain fundamental understandings of the dynamics of various soft materials when interacting with fluid. Here we investigate the material behavior of a viscoelastic solid film immersed in a simple Newtonian Couette flow. An Eulerian formulation of the Zener model is used to model the solid phase with the surface tension effect. A linear stability analysis is first performed to predict the material instabilities induced by the shear flow field, and provide an analytical basis to the numerical results. The nonlinear fluid/elastic structure interactions are further explored by using the direct numerical simulations. Phase tracking is accomplished through the use of a generalized Cahn-Hilliard model for the surface tension between the gel-like material and the ambient fluid. The coupled Cahn-Hilliard/Navier-Stokes/Zener equations are then solved on a staggered grid through a finite difference method. The results are compared with previous studies for both the hyperelastic and viscoelastic materials.

  16. Visualization of Taylor-Couette and spiral Poiseuille flows using a snapshot FLASH spatial tagging sequence.

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    Moser, K W; Raguin, L G; Harris, A; Morris, H D; Georgiadis, J; Shannon, M; Philpott, M

    2000-02-01

    A new magnetic resonance imaging technique was applied to the Taylor-Couette and spiral Poiseuille (Taylor-Couette with superposed mean axial flux) flows for the first time. The experimental technique is a combination of spatial tagging methods and a snapshot FLASH imaging sequence, which allows the full-field visualization of 2-D slices of the flow field, with image acquisition times approximately half a second. By acquiring images every few seconds, direct visualization of flow patterns can be obtained in the form of cinematography. Tagged images of the Taylor-Couette flow were acquired in both the axial and transverse planes and confirmed previously reported numerical predictions of Taylor cell size. Tagged images of the spiral Poiseuille flows verified that the cells in this flow propagate at a higher velocity than the mean axial flow. In addition, intermittent cell formation was observed as the axial flow was increased.

  17. Stability of the Couette-Poiseuille flow by the Reynolds-Orr energy equation

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    Lam, F

    2012-01-01

    The normal-mode analysis of the Reynolds-Orr energy equation governing the stability of viscous motion for general three-dimensional disturbances has been revisited. The energy equation has been solved as an unconstrained minimization problem for the Couette-Poiseuille flow. The minimum Reynolds number for every Couette-Poiseuille velocity profile has been computed and compared with those available in the literature. For fully three-dimensional disturbances, it is shown that the minimum Reyno...

  18. Rigid spherical particles in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Bakhuis, Dennis; Verschoof, Ruben A.; Mathai, Varghese; Huisman, Sander G.; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2016-11-01

    Many industrial and maritime processes are subject to enormous frictional losses. Reducing these losses even slightly will already lead to large financial and environmental benefits. The understanding of the underlying physical mechanism of frictional drag reduction is still limited, for example, in bubbly drag reduction there is an ongoing debate whether deformability and bubble size are the key parameters. In this experimental study we report high precision torque measurements using rigid non-deformable spherical particles in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow with Reynolds numbers up to 2 ×106 . The particles are made of polystyrene with an average density of 1.036 g cm-3 and three different diameters: 8mm, 4mm, and 1.5mm. Particle volume fractions of up to 6% were used. By varying the particle diameter, density ratio of the particles and the working fluid, and volume fraction of the particles, the effect on the torque is compared to the single phase case. These systematic measurements show that adding rigid spherical particles only results in very minor drag reduction. This work is financially supported by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) by VIDI Grant Number 13477.

  19. Nonaxisymmetric linear instability of cylindrical magnetohydrodynamic Taylor-Couette flow.

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    Child, Adam; Kersalé, Evy; Hollerbach, Rainer

    2015-09-01

    We consider the nonaxisymmetric modes of instability present in Taylor-Couette flow under the application of helical magnetic fields, mainly for magnetic Prandtl numbers close to the inductionless limit, and conduct a full examination of marginal stability in the resulting parameter space. We allow for the azimuthal magnetic field to be generated by a combination of currents in the inner cylinder and fluid itself and introduce a parameter governing the relation between the strength of these currents. A set of governing eigenvalue equations for the nonaxisymmetric modes of instability are derived and solved by spectral collocation with Chebyshev polynomials over the relevant parameter space, with the resulting instabilities examined in detail. We find that by altering the azimuthal magnetic field profiles the azimuthal magnetorotational instability, nonaxisymmetric helical magnetorotational instability, and Tayler instability yield interesting dynamics, such as different preferred mode types and modes with azimuthal wave number m>1. Finally, a comparison is given to the recent WKB analysis performed by Kirillov et al. [Kirillov, Stefani, and Fukumoto, J. Fluid Mech. 760, 591 (2014)JFLSA70022-112010.1017/jfm.2014.614] and its validity in the linear regime.

  20. Amplification and Nonlinear Mechanisms in Plane Couette Flow

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    Gayme, Dennice F; Bamieh, Bassam; Papachristodoulou, Antonis; Doyle, John C

    2010-01-01

    We study the input-output response of a streamwise constant projection of the Navier-Stokes equations for plane Couette flow, the so-called 2D/3C model. Study of a streamwise constant model is motivated by numerical and experimental observations that suggest the prevalence and importance of streamwise and quasi-streamwise elongated structures. Periodic spanwise/wall-normal (z-y) plane stream functions are used as input to develop a forced 2D/3C streamwise velocity field that is qualitatively similar to a fully turbulent spatial field of DNS data. The input-output response associated with the 2D/3C nonlinear coupling is used to estimate the energy optimal spanwise wavelength over a range of Reynolds numbers. The results of the input-output analysis agree with previous studies of the linearized Navier-Stokes equations. The optimal energy corresponds to minimal nonlinear coupling. On the other hand, the nature of the forced 2D/3C streamwise velocity field provides evidence that the nonlinear coupling in the 2D/3...

  1. Large scale flows in transitional plane Couette flow: a key ingredient of the spot growth mechanism

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    Couliou, M

    2015-01-01

    Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) in a new experimental plane Couette flow, we investigate the dynamics of turbulent patches invading formerly laminar flows. We evidence experimentally for the first time in this geometry the existence of large scale flows. These flows appear as soon as laminar and turbulent domains coexist. Spectral analysis is used to study the dynamical evolution of these large scales as well as that of the small scales associated with turbulence. We show that large-scale flows grow before turbulent spots develop and we point out the crucial role they play in the growth mechanism and possibly also in the emergence of organised patterns.

  2. Direct numerical simulation of Taylor–Couette flow with grooved walls: torque scaling and flow structure

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    Zhu, X.; Ostilla-Monico, Rodolfo; Verzicco, R.; Lohse, D.

    2016-01-01

    We present direct numerical simulations of Taylor–Couette flow with grooved walls at a fixed radius ratio ${\\it\\eta}=r_{i}/r_{o}=0.714$η=ri/ro=0.714 with inner cylinder Reynolds number up to $Re_{i}=3.76\\times 10^{4}$Rei=3.76×104, corresponding to Taylor number up to $Ta=2.15\\times 10^{9}$Ta=2.15×10

  3. Study of shear-thinning/thickening effects on plane Couette-Poiseuille flow with uniform crossflow

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    刘玉泉; 朱克勤

    2014-01-01

    The shear-thinning/thickening effects on the plane Couette-Poiseuille flow with a uniform crossflow are studied. The detailed solution procedures for both theo-retical and numerical purposes are given. In order to clarify the difference between the Newtonian flow and the power-law flow, all cases of the plane Couette-Poiseuille flows with uniform crossflows for different power indexes are assigned to the phase diagram in the parameter plane corresponding to the Couette number and the crossflow Reynolds number. The effects of shear-thinning/thickening on the phase diagram are discussed. An important feature of the shear-thinning circumstance distinguished from the shear-thickening circumstance is discovered.

  4. Turbulence statistics of Couette Poiseuille turbulent flow. 1st Report. Turbulence intensities; Couette Poiseuille gata ranryu no midare tokeiryo. 1. Midare tsuyosa

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    Nakabayashi, K.; Kito, O.; Kato, Y. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    Turbulence intensities in Couette Poiseuille flow, developed between stationary and moving walls, have been measured by I- and X-type hot wires. The intensities in the wall region are affected by non-dimensional shear stress gradient parameter {mu} ({identical_to} u*{sup 3}/{alpha}{nu}), but not by Reynolds number Re* ({identical_to} hu*/{nu}). As |{mu}| decreases, distributions of streamwise and wall-normal turbulence intensities shift upward or downward from those of plane-Couette flow depending on the sign of {mu}. In the turbulent core region, turbulence intensities of Poiseuille-type flow distribute quite differently from that of Couette-type flow. The effective parameter in this region is 13, but the effect of 13 on the turbulence intensities is obscured by the low Reynolds number effect. 13 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Three-Dimensional Modes of Fiber Suspensions in the Taylor-Couette Flow

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    WAN Zhan-hong; LIN Jian-zhong; YOU Zhen-jiang

    2007-01-01

    The linear stability analysis of the fiber suspension Taylor-Couette flow against axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric disturbances is investigated. A generalized complex eigenvalue problem generated from the linearized set of the three-dimensional governing system equations around the basic Couette azimuthal solution are solved numerically with the Chebyshev spectral method. In a wide range of radius ratios and the magnitudes of counter rotating, critical bifurcation thresholds from the axisymmetric Couette flow to the flow with different azimuthal wave numbers are obtained. The complex dispersion relations of the linearized stability equation system for vortex patterns with different azimuthal wave number are calculated for real axial wave numbers for axially extended vortex structures.

  6. Exploring the phase diagram of fully turbulent Taylor–Couette flow

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    Ostilla Monico, Rodolfo; Poel, van der Erwin P.; Verzicco, Roberto; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2014-01-01

    Direct numerical simulations of Taylor–Couette flow, i.e. the flow between two coaxial and independently rotating cylinders, were performed. Shear Reynolds numbers of up to 3×10 5 , corresponding to Taylor numbers of Ta=4.6×10 10 , were reached. Effective scaling laws for the torque are presented.

  7. Experimental techniques for turbulent Taylor–Couette flow and Rayleigh–Bénard convection

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    Sun, Chao; Zhou, Quan

    2014-01-01

    Taylor–Couette (TC) flow and Rayleigh–B´enard (RB) convection are two systems in hydrodynamics, which have been widely used to investigate the primary instabilities, pattern formation, and transitions from laminar to turbulent flow. These two systems are known to have an elegant mathematical similar

  8. Mean flow of turbulent-laminar patterns in plane Couette flow

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    Barkley, D; Barkley, Dwight; Tuckerman, Laurette S.

    2007-01-01

    A turbulent-laminar banded pattern in plane Couette flow is studied numerically. This pattern is statistically steady, is oriented obliquely to the streamwise direction, and has a very large wavelength relative to the gap. The mean flow, averaged in time and in the homogeneous direction, is analysed. The flow in the quasi-laminar region is not the linear Couette profile, but results from a non-trivial balance between advection and diffusion. This force balance yields a first approximation to the relationship between the Reynolds number, angle, and wavelength of the pattern. Remarkably, the variation of the mean flow along the pattern wavevector is found to be almost exactly harmonic: the flow can be represented via only three cross-channel profiles as U(x,y,z) = U_0(y) + U_c(y) cos(kz) + U_s(y) sin(kz). A model is formulated which relates the cross-channel profiles of the mean flow and of the Reynolds stress. Regimes computed for a full range of angle and Reynolds number in a tilted rectangular periodic compu...

  9. On the stability of plane Couette-Poiseuille flow with uniform cross-flow

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    Guha, Anirban

    2010-01-01

    We present a detailed study of the linear stability of plane Couette-Poiseuille flow in the presence of a cross-flow. The base flow is characterised by the cross flow Reynolds number, $R_{inj}$ and the dimensionless wall velocity, $k$. Squire's transformation may be applied to the linear stability equations and we therefore consider 2D (spanwise-independent) perturbations. Corresponding to each dimensionless wall velocity, $k\\in[0,1]$, two ranges of $R_{inj}$ exist where unconditional stability is observed. In the lower range of $R_{inj}$, for modest $k$ we have a stabilisation of long wavelengths leading to a cut-off $R_{inj}$. This lower cut-off results from skewing of the velocity profile away from a Poiseuille profile, shifting of the critical layers and the gradual decrease of energy production. Cross-flow stabilisation and Couette stabilisation appear to act via very similar mechanisms in this range, leading to the potential for robust compensatory design of flow stabilisation using either mechanism. As...

  10. Quantitative investigation of the transition process in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Tu, Xin Cheng; Kim, Hyoung Bum Kim [Gyeongsang National University, Jinju (Korea, Republic of); Liu, Dong [Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang (China)

    2013-02-15

    The transition process from circular Couette flow to Taylor vortex flow regime was experimentally investigated by measuring the instantaneous velocity vector fields at the annular gap flow region between two concentric cylinders. The proper orthogonal decomposition method, vorticity calculation, and frequency analysis were applied in order to analyze the instantaneous velocity fields to identify the flow characteristics during the transition process. From the results, the kinetic energy and corresponding reconstructed velocity fields were able to detect the onset of the transition process and the alternation of the flow structure. The intermittency and oscillation of the vortex flows during the transition process were also revealed from the analysis of the instantaneous velocity fields. The results can be a measure of identifying the critical Reynolds number of the Taylor-Couette flow from a velocity measurement method.

  11. Intermittent boundary layers and torque maxima in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Brauckmann, H.J.; Eckhardt, B.E.

    2013-01-01

    Turbulent Taylor-Couette flow between counter-rotating cylinders develops intermittently fluctuating boundary layers for sufficient counter-rotation. We demonstrate the phenomenon in direct numerical simulations for radius ratios η=0.5 and 0.71 and propose a theoretical model for the critical value

  12. Torque scaling in turbulent Taylor–Couette flow between independently rotating cylinders

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    Eckhardt, Bruno; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2007-01-01

    Turbulent Taylor–Couette flow with arbitrary rotation frequencies ω1, ω2 of the two coaxial cylinders with radii r1 < r2 is analysed theoretically. The current Jω of the angular velocity ω(x,t) = u(r,,z,t)/r across the cylinder gap and and the excess energy dissipation rate w due to the turbulent, c

  13. Taylor–Couette turbulence at radius ratio η=0.5: scaling, flow structures and plumes

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    Veen, van der R.C.A.; Huisman, S.G.; Merbold, S.; Harlander, U.; Egbers, C.; Lohse, D.; Sun, C.

    2016-01-01

    Using high-resolution particle image velocimetry, we measure velocity profiles, the wind Reynolds number and characteristics of turbulent plumes in Taylor–Couette flow for a radius ratio of 0.5 and Taylor number of up to 6:2 109. The extracted angular velocity profiles follow a log law more closely

  14. Drag reduction by surface treatment in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Greidanus, A.J.; Delfos, R.; Westerweel, J.

    2011-01-01

    We use a Taylor-Couette facility to study the drag reducing effects of commercial surface products at high shear Reynolds numbers (Res) under perfect couter-rotating conditions (riwi=rowo). The correlation between torque contribution of the von Karman flow and shear Reynolds number is investigated.

  15. Dynamics near the subcritical transition of the 3D Couette flow I: Below threshold case

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    Bedrossian, Jacob; Masmoudi, Nader

    2015-01-01

    We study small disturbances to the periodic, plane Couette flow in the 3D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations at high Reynolds number $\\textbf{Re}$. We prove that for sufficiently regular initial data of size $\\epsilon \\leq c_0\\textbf{Re}^{-1}$ for some universal $c_0 > 0$, the solution is global, remains within $O(c_0)$ of the Couette flow in $L^2$, and returns to the Couette flow as $t \\rightarrow \\infty$. For times $t \\gtrsim \\textbf{Re}^{1/3}$, the streamwise dependence is damped by a mixing-enhanced dissipation effect and the solution is rapidly attracted to the class of "2.5 dimensional" streamwise-independent solutions referred to as streaks. Our analysis contains perturbations that experience a transient growth of kinetic energy from $O(\\textbf{Re}^{-1})$ to $O(c_0)$ due to the algebraic linear instability known as the lift-up effect. Furthermore, solutions can exhibit a direct cascade of energy to small scales. The behavior is very different from the 2D Couette flow, in which stability is independ...

  16. Torque scaling in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow between independentely rotating cylinders

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    Eckhardt, Bruno; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2007-01-01

    Turbulent Taylor–Couette flow with arbitrary rotation frequencies ω1, ω2 of the two coaxial cylinders with radii r1 < r2 is analysed theoretically. The current Jω of the angular velocity ω(x,t) = u(r,,z,t)/r across the cylinder gap and and the excess energy dissipation rate w due to the turbulent, c

  17. Turbulent rotating plane Couette flow: Reynolds and rotation number dependency of flow structure and momentum transport

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    Kawata, Takuya; Alfredsson, P. Henrik

    2016-07-01

    Plane Couette flow under spanwise, anticyclonic system rotation [rotating plane Couette flow (RPCF)] is studied experimentally using stereoscopic particle image velocimetry for different Reynolds and rotation numbers in the fully turbulent regime. Similar to the laminar regime, the turbulent flow in RPCF is characterized by roll cells, however both instantaneous snapshots of the velocity field and space correlations show that the roll cell structure varies with the rotation number. All three velocity components are measured and both the mean flow and all four nonzero Reynolds stresses are obtained across the central parts of the channel. This also allows us to determine the wall shear stress from the viscous stress and the Reynolds stress in the center of the channel, and for low rotation rates the wall shear stress increases with increasing rotation rate as expected. The results show that zero absolute vorticity is established in the central parts of the channel of turbulent RPCF for high enough rotation rates, but also that the mean velocity profile for certain parameter ranges shows an S shape giving rise to a negative velocity gradient in the center of the channel. We find that from an analysis of the Reynolds stress transport equation using the present data there is a transport of the Reynolds shear stress towards the center of the channel, which may then result in a negative mean velocity gradient there.

  18. Direct numerical simulation of Taylor-Couette flow with grooved walls: torque scaling and flow structure

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    Zhu, Xiaojue; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef

    2015-01-01

    We present direct numerical simulations of Taylor-Couette flow with grooved walls at a fixed radius ratio $\\eta=r_i/r_o=0.714$ with inner cylinder Reynolds number up to $Re_i=3.76\\times10^4$, corresponding to Taylor number up to $Ta=2.15\\times10^9$. The grooves are axisymmetric V-shaped obstacles attached to the wall with a tip angle of $90^\\circ$. Results are compared with the smooth wall case in order to investigate the effects of grooves on Taylor-Couette flow. We focus on the effective scaling laws for the torque, flow structures, and boundary layers. It is found that, when the groove height is smaller than the boundary layer thickness, the torque is the same as that of the smooth wall cases. With increasing $Ta$, the boundary layer thickness becomes smaller than the groove height. Plumes are ejected from tips of the grooves and a secondary circulation between the latter is formed. This is associated to a sharp increase of the torque and thus the effective scaling law for the torque vs. $Ta$ becomes much ...

  19. Homoclinic snaking in plane Couette flow: bending, skewing, and finite-size effects

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    Gibson, John F

    2015-01-01

    Invariant solutions of shear flows have recently been extended from spatially periodic solutions in minimal flow units to spatially localized solutions on extended domains. One set of spanwise-localized solutions of plane Couette flow exhibits homoclinic snaking, a process by which steady-state solutions grow additional structure smoothly at their fronts when continued parametrically. Homoclinic snaking is well understood mathematically in the context of the one-dimensional Swift-Hohenberg equation. Consequently, the snaking solutions of plane Couette flow form a promising connection between the largely phenomenological study of laminar-turbulent patterns in viscous shear flows and the mathematically well-developed field of pattern-formation theory. In this paper we present a numerical study of the snaking solutions, generalizing beyond the fixed streamwise wavelength of previous studies. We find a number of new solution features, including bending, skewing, and finite-size effects. We show that the finite-si...

  20. On sufficient stability conditions of the Couette — Poiseuille flow of monodisperse mixture

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    Popov, D. I.; Sagalakov, A. M.; Nikitenko, N. G.

    2011-06-01

    The stability of the Couette — Poiseuille flow of a monodisperse mixture is considered. Sufficient stability conditions are derived. Results of the computation of the spectrum are presented. A considerable stabilization of the flow with particles admixture to small disturbances is observed. It is found that the regions of instability generation may have complex geometry. The influence of the main velocity profile and admixture parameters on the stability conditions is considered.

  1. Transition to two-dimensionality in magnetohydrodynamic turbulent Taylor-Couette flow.

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    Zhao, Yurong; Tao, Jianjun; Zikanov, Oleg

    2014-03-01

    Transition from a Taylor-Couette turbulent flow to a completely two-dimensional axisymmetric turbulent state is realized numerically by increasing gradually the strength of the azimuthal magnetic field produced by electric current flowing through the axial rod. With the increase of the Hartmann number, the Taylor-vortex-like structures shrink, move closer to the inner cylinder, and turn into unsteady but perfect tori at sufficiently high Hartmann numbers.

  2. Exploring the phase space of multiple states in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    van der Veen, Roeland C. A.; Huisman, Sander G.; Dung, On-Yu; Tang, Ho L.; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-06-01

    We investigate the existence of multiple turbulent states in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow in the range of Ta =1011 to 9 ×1012 by measuring the global torques and the local velocities while probing the phase space spanned by the rotation rates of the inner and outer cylinders. The multiple states are found to be very robust and are expected to persist beyond Ta =1013 . The rotation ratio is the parameter that most strongly controls the transitions between the flow states; the transitional values only weakly depend on the Taylor number. However, complex paths in the phase space are necessary to unlock the full region of multiple states. By mapping the flow structures for various rotation ratios in a Taylor-Couette setup with an equal radius ratio but a larger aspect ratio than before, multiple states are again observed. Here they are characterized by even richer roll structure phenomena, including an antisymmetrical roll state.

  3. The numerical simulation of Taylor-Couette flow with radial temperature gradient

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    Tuliszka-Sznitko, E.; Kiełczewski, K.

    2016-10-01

    The Taylor-Couette flow with radial temperature gradient is a canonical problem for the study of heat transfer in engineering issues. However, gaining insight into the transitional Taylor-Couette flow with temperature gradient still requires detailed experimental and numerical investigations. In the present paper we have performed computations for the cavity of aspect ratio Γ= 3.76 and radii ratios η= 0.82 and 0.375 with the heated rotating bottom disk and stationary outer cylinder. We analyse the influence of the end-wall boundary conditions and the thermal conditions on the flow structure, and on the distributions of the Nusselt number and torque along the inner and outer cylinders. The averaged values along the inner cylinder of the Nusselt number and torque obtained for different Re are analysed in the light of the results published in [2, 16, 17].

  4. Elastorotational instability in Taylor-Couette flow with Keplerian ratio as analog of the Magnetorotational Instability

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    Mutabazi, Innocent; Bai, Yang; Crumeyrolle, Olivier

    2015-11-01

    The analogy between viscoelastic instability in the Taylor-Couette flow and the magnetorotational instability (MRI) has been found by Ogilvie & Potter. It relies on the similarity between the governing equations of viscoelastic flows of constant viscosity (Oldroyd-B model equations)and those of Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). We have performed linear stability analysis of the Taylor-Couette flow with a polymer solution obeying the Oldroyd-B model. A diagram of critical states shows the existence of stationary and helicoidal modes depending on the elasticity of the polymer solution. A generalized Rayleigh criterion determines the potentially unstable zone to pure elasticity-driven perturbations. Experimental results yield four type of modes : one pure elasticity mode and three elastorotational modes that are the MRI-analog modes. Anti-Keplerian case has also been investigated. There is a good agreement between experimental and theoretical results. Work supported by the CPER and ANR-LABEX EMC3.

  5. Short-time Lyapunov exponent analysis and the transition to chaos in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Vastano, John A.; Moser, Robert D.

    1991-01-01

    The physical mechanism driving the weakly chaotic Taylor-Couette flow is investigated using the short-time Liapunov exponent analysis. In this procedure, the transition from quasi-periodicity to chaos is studied using direct numerical 3D simulations of axially periodic Taylor-Couette flow, and a partial Liapunov exponent spectrum for the flow is computed by simultaneously advancing the full solution and a set of perturbations. It is shown that the short-time Liapunov exponent analysis yields more information on the exponents and dimension than that obtained from the common Liapunov exponent calculations. Results show that the chaotic state studied here is caused by a Kelvin-Helmholtz-type instability of the outflow boundary jet of Taylor vortices.

  6. Magnetorotational turbulence in Taylor--Couette flow with imposed azimuthal magnetic field

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    Guseva, A; Hollerbach, R; Avila, M

    2015-01-01

    The magnetorotational instability (MRI) is thought to be a powerful source of turbulence and momentum transport in astrophysical accretion discs, but obtaining observational evidence of its operation is challenging. Recently, laboratory experiments of Taylor--Couette flow with externally imposed axial and azimuthal magnetic fields have revealed the kinematic and dynamic properties of the MRI close to the instability onset. While good agreement was found with linear stability analyses, little is known about the transition to turbulence and transport properties of the MRI. We here report on a numerical investigation of the MRI with an imposed azimuthal magnetic field. We show that the laminar Couette flow becomes unstable to a wave rotating in the azimuthal direction and standing in the axial direction via a supercritical Hopf bifurcation. Subsequently, the flow features a catastrophic transition to spatio-temporal defects which is mediated by a subcritical subharmonic Hopf bifurcation. Our results are in agree...

  7. Short-time Lyapunov exponent analysis and the transition to chaos in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Vastano, John A.; Moser, Robert D.

    1991-01-01

    The physical mechanism driving the weakly chaotic Taylor-Couette flow is investigated using the short-time Liapunov exponent analysis. In this procedure, the transition from quasi-periodicity to chaos is studied using direct numerical 3D simulations of axially periodic Taylor-Couette flow, and a partial Liapunov exponent spectrum for the flow is computed by simultaneously advancing the full solution and a set of perturbations. It is shown that the short-time Liapunov exponent analysis yields more information on the exponents and dimension than that obtained from the common Liapunov exponent calculations. Results show that the chaotic state studied here is caused by a Kelvin-Helmholtz-type instability of the outflow boundary jet of Taylor vortices.

  8. Fully nonlinear mode competitions of nearly bicritical spiral or Taylor vortices in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Deguchi, K.; Altmeyer, S.

    2013-04-01

    Interactions between nearly bicritical modes in Taylor-Couette flow, which have been concerned with the framework of weakly nonlinear theory, are extended to fully nonlinear Navier-Stokes computation. For this purpose, a standard Newton solver for axially periodic flows is generalized to compute any mixed solutions having up to two phases, which typically arise from interactions of two spiral or Taylor vortex modes. Also, a simple theory is developed in order to classify the mixed solutions. With these methods, we elucidate pattern formation phenomena, which have been observed in a Taylor-Couette flow experiment. Focusing on the counter-rotating parameter range, all possible classes of interaction of various solutions with different azimuthal and axial wave numbers are considered within our computational restriction, and we observe numerous connection branches, e.g., footbridge solutions. Some of the mixed solutions result in a three-dimensional wavy spiral solution with axial relative periodicity or an axially doubly periodic toroidally closed vortex solution. The possible connection of the former solution family to spiral turbulence, which has been observed in highly counter-rotating Taylor-Couette flow, is discussed.

  9. Diffusive Boltzmann equation, its fluid dynamics, Couette flow and Knudsen layers

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    Abramov, Rafail V

    2016-01-01

    In the current work we propose a diffusive modification of the Boltzmann equation. This naturally leads to the corresponding diffusive fluid dynamics equations, which we numerically investigate in a simple Couette flow setting. This diffusive modification is based on the assumption of the "imperfect" model collision term, which is unable to track all collisions in the corresponding real gas particle system. The effect of missed collisions is then modeled by an appropriately scaled long-term homogenization process of the particle dynamics. The corresponding diffusive fluid dynamics equations are produced in a standard way by closing the hierarchy of the moment equations using either the Euler or the Grad closure. In the numerical experiments with the Couette flow, we discover that the diffusive Euler equations behave similarly to the conventional Navier-Stokes equations, while the diffusive Grad equations additionally exhibit Knudsen-like velocity boundary layers. We compare the simulations with the correspond...

  10. Numerical Investigation of Entropy Generation in Unsteady MHD Generalized Couette Flow with Variable Electrical Conductivity

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    Chinyoka, T.; Makinde, O. D.

    2013-01-01

    The thermodynamic second law analysis is utilized to investigate the inherent irreversibility in an unsteady hydromagnetic generalized Couette flow with variable electrical conductivity in the presence of induced electric field. Based on some simplified assumption, the model nonlinear governing equations are obtained and solved numerically using semidiscretization finite difference techniques. Effects of various thermophysical parameters on the fluid velocity, temperature, current density, skin friction, the Nusselt number, entropy generation number, and the Bejan number are presented graphically and discussed quantitatively. PMID:23956691

  11. Influence of nonlinear chemical reactions on the transport coefficients in oscillatory Couette flow

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    Barik, Swarup; Dalal, D. C.

    2016-10-01

    A multiple-scale method of averaging is applied to the study of transport of a chemical species in oscillatory Couette flow where the species may undergoes a reversible phase exchange with the boundary wall and nonlinear chemical reactions both within the fluid and at the boundary wall. Analytical expressions are obtained for transport coefficients. The results shows how the transport coefficients are influenced by the reversible phase exchange reaction kinetics and the rate and degree of the nonlinear decay chemical reaction.

  12. Continuum model for Couette-Poiseuille flow in a drag molecular pump

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    Skovorodko, P A

    2004-01-01

    A continuum one-dimensional model of the plane Couette-Poiseuille flow is developed to describe the pressure distribution in a drag stage of molecular pump of either the Gaede or Holweck type. In spite of its simplicity and approximate nature the model provides a good qualitative representation of the drag pump operation in the whole range of the regimes from the continuum to free molecular ones.

  13. Drag reduction by surface treatment in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Greidanus, A. J.; Delfos, R.; Westerweel, J.

    2011-12-01

    We use a Taylor-Couette facility to study the drag reducing effects of commercial surface products at high shear Reynolds numbers (Res) under perfect couter-rotating conditions (riwi = -rowo). The correlation between torque contribution of the von Kármán flow and shear Reynolds number is investigated. At this moment no significant drag changes are found for the commercial products. However, further research is needed to exclude uncertainties and errors from the torque measurements.

  14. Reynolds Number Effects on Turbulent Characteristics of Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Park, Joonhwi; Fukushima, Naoya; Shimura, Masayasu; Tanahashi, Mamoru; Miyauchi, Toshio

    2012-11-01

    Laminar and turbulent Taylor-Couette flow is of great importance in a wide range of engineering applications, such as viscosity measurement devices, rotating machineries and reactors. In this study, we focus on turbulent Taylor-Couette flow with a fixed outer cylinder and a rotating inner cylinder. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent Taylor-Couette flow has been conducted to investigate turbulent characteristics including Reynolds stress budget at Reynolds number from 8000 to 20000. Reynolds number, Re, is defined by gap width and rotating speed of inner cylinder. In this range of Re, turbulent characteristics are expected to change around Re=10000, referring to Wendt's empirical formula. Averaged torque from DNS agrees well with Wendt's empirical formula and torque transition is confirmed around Re=10000. Averaged azimuthal velocity normalized by friction velocity on inner/outer wall increases in logarithmic region with increase in Re. All components of Reynolds stress tensor also increase in all domain. The minute movement of center of Taylor vortices is observed spatially and temporally when Re is over 12000. Finally, Reynolds stress budgets are investigated to figure out Reynolds number effects on turbulent statistics in detail.

  15. The weakly nonlinear magnetorotational instability in a global, cylindrical Taylor-Couette flow

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    Clark, S E

    2016-01-01

    We conduct a global, weakly nonlinear analysis of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in a Taylor-Couette flow. This is a multiscale perturbative treatment of the nonideal, axisymmetric MRI near threshold, subject to realistic radial boundary conditions and cylindrical geometry. We analyze both the standard MRI, initialized by a constant vertical background magnetic field, and the helical MRI, with an azimuthal background field component. This is the first weakly nonlinear analysis of the MRI in a global Taylor-Couette geometry, as well as the first weakly nonlinear analysis of the helical MRI. We find that the evolution of the amplitude of the standard MRI is described by a real Ginzburg-Landau equation (GLE), while the amplitude of the helical MRI takes the form of a complex GLE. This suggests that the saturated state of the helical MRI may itself be unstable on long spatial and temporal scales.

  16. ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF DOWNSTREAM EIGENVALUES FOR STATIONARY PERTURBATION OF COUETTE-POISEUILLE FLOW

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    Song Jin-bao; Wei En-bo; Tian Ji-wei

    2003-01-01

    Two-dimensional viscous flow in a straight channel was studied. The steady Navier-Stokes equations were linearized on the assumption of small disurbance from the Couette-Poiseuille flow, leading to an eigenvalue equation resembling the Orr-Sommerfeld equation. The eigenvalues determine the rate of decay for the stationary perturbation. Asymptotic forms of the downstream eigenvalues were derived in the limiting cases of small and large Reynolds number, for the flow with a general mass flux per unit width, and thus the work of Wilson (1969) and Stocker and Duck (1995) was generalized. The asymptotic results are in agreement with numerical ones presented by Song and Chen (1995).

  17. Second Law Analysis for a Variable Viscosity Reactive Couette Flow under Arrhenius Kinetics

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the inherent irreversibility associated with the Couette flow of a reacting variable viscosity combustible material under Arrhenius kinetics. The nonlinear equations of momentum and energy governing the flow system are solved both analytically using a perturbation method and numerically using the standard Newton Raphson shooting method along with a fourth-order Runge Kutta integration algorithm to obtain the velocity and temperature distributions which essentially expedite to obtain expressions for volumetric entropy generation numbers, irreversibility distribution ratio, and the Bejan number in the flow field.

  18. Radiation effect on temperature distribution in three-dimensional Couette flow with suction or injection

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    Bhupendra.Kumar Sharma; Mamta Agarwal; R.C.Chaudhary

    2007-01-01

    A theoretical analysis of three-dimensional Couette flow with radiation effect on temperature distribution has been analysed, when the injection of the fluid at the lower stationary plate is a transverse sinusoidal one and its corresponding removal by constant suction through the upper porous plate is in uniform motion. Due to this type of injection velocity, the flow becomes three-dimensional. The effect of Prandtl number,radiation parameter and injection parameter on rate of heat transfer has been examined by the help of graphs. The Prandtl number has a much greater effect on the temperature distribution than the injection or radiation parameter.

  19. Unsteady hydromagnetic Couette flow through a porous medium in a rotating system

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    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the unsteady hydromagnetic Couette fluid flow through a porous medium between two infinite horizontal plates induced by the non-torsional oscillations of one of the plates in a rotating system using boundary layer approximation.The fluid is assumed to be Newtonian and incompressible.Laplace transform technique is adopted to obtain a unified solution of the velocity fields.Such a flow model is of great interest,not only for its theoretical significance,but also for its wide applicatio...

  20. The stratorotational instability of Taylor-Couette flows of moderate Reynolds numbers

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    Rüdiger, G; Schultz, M; Gellert, M; Harlander, U; Egbers, Chr

    2016-01-01

    The instability against nonaxisymmetric perturbations of a Taylor-Couette flow with an axial density stratification is considered. The potential flow (driven by cylinders rotating according to the Rayleigh limit) becomes unstable if the Froude number Fr (= rotation frequency/buoyancy frequency) fulfills ${\\rm Fr}_{\\rm min} 1$ so that measurements for too high Reynolds numbers are excluded for axially bounded containers. The instability pattern migrates azimuthally with $\\dot{\\phi} / \\Omega_{\\rm out} \\simeq 1$ so that the SRI pattern always drifts (slightly) faster than the outer cylinder rotates. The measurements confirm this prediction with high accuracy.

  1. Turbulent statistics and flow structures in spanwise-rotating turbulent plane Couette flows

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    Gai, Jie; Xia, Zhenhua; Cai, Qingdong; Chen, Shiyi

    2016-09-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations of spanwise-rotating turbulent plane Couette flows at a Reynolds number of 1300 with rotation numbers Ro between 0 and 0.9 is carried out to investigate the effects of anticyclonic rotation on turbulent statistics and flow structures. Several typical turbulent statistics are presented, including the mean shear rate at the centerline, the wall-friction Reynolds number, and volume-averaged kinetic energies with respect to the secondary flow field, turbulent field, and total fluctuation field. Our results show that the rotation changes these quantities in different manners. Volume-averaged balance equations for kinetic energy are analyzed and it turns out that the interaction term acts as a kinetic energy bridge that transfers energy from the secondary flow to the turbulent fluctuations. Several typical flow regimes are identified based on the correlation functions across the whole channel and flow visualizations. The two-dimensional roll cells are observed at weak rotation Ro=0.01 , where alternant clustering of vortices appears. Three-dimensional roll cells emerge around Ro≈0.02 , where the clustering of vortices shows the meandering and bifurcating behavior. For moderate rotation 0.07 ≲Ro≲0.36 , well-organized structures are observed, where the herringbonelike vortices are clustered between streaks from the top view of three-dimensional flow visualization and form annuluses. More importantly, the vortices are rather confined to one side of the walls when Ro≤0.02 and are inclined from the bottom to upper walls when Ro≥0.07 .

  2. Suppression of turbulent resistivity in turbulent Couette flow

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    Si, Jiahe, E-mail: jsi@nmt.edu; Sonnenfeld, Richard G.; Colgate, Arthur S.; Westpfahl, David J.; Romero, Van D.; Martinic, Joe [New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico 87801 (United States); Colgate, Stirling A.; Li, Hui [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States); Nornberg, Mark D. [University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

    2015-07-15

    Turbulent transport in rapidly rotating shear flow very efficiently transports angular momentum, a critical feature of instabilities responsible both for the dynamics of accretion disks and the turbulent power dissipation in a centrifuge. Turbulent mixing can efficiently transport other quantities like heat and even magnetic flux by enhanced diffusion. This enhancement is particularly evident in homogeneous, isotropic turbulent flows of liquid metals. In the New Mexico dynamo experiment, the effective resistivity is measured using both differential rotation and pulsed magnetic field decay to demonstrate that at very high Reynolds number rotating shear flow can be described entirely by mean flow induction with very little contribution from correlated velocity fluctuations.

  3. Computational modeling of flow and combustion in a couette channel simulating microgravity

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    Hamdan, Ghaleb

    Theoretically a Couette flow in a narrow channel can be utilized to simulate microgravity conditions experienced by a surface flame due to the linear velocity profile. Hence, the Couette channel is a potential apparatus for the study of flame spread in an environment that recreated microgravity flow conditions. Simulated microgravity conditions were achieved by limiting the vertical extent over and under the flame to suppress buoyancy. This numerical study was done for a 2-D channel using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). This thesis is divided into two sections; the first is the study of Couette flow with a non-reacting cold flow in a finite length channel, a subject with surprisingly little past research, despite the ubiquity of "infinite" Couette channels in text books. The channel was placed in a room to allow for a better representation of a realistic channel and allow the flow and pressure field to develop without forcing them at the inlet and outlet. The plate's velocities, channel's gap and the channel's length were varied and the results of the u-velocity profile, w-velocity profile and pressure were investigated. The entrance length relationship with Reynolds number for a finite Couette Channel was determined for the first time - as far as the author knows - in order to ensure the flame occurs in a fully developed flow. In contrast to an infinite channel, the u-velocity was found to be nonlinear due to an adverse pressure differential created along the channel attributed to the pull force along the entrance of the channel created by the top plate a well as the pressure differential created by the flow exiting the channel. The linearity constant was derived for the one moving plate case. The domain consisted of a rectangular region with the top plate moving and the bottom plate fixed except for a few cases in which the bottom plate also moved and were compared with only one moving plate. The second section describes the combustion of a thin cellulose sample

  4. Optimal separation times for electrical field flow fractionation with Couette flows.

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    Pascal, Jennifer; O'Hara, Ryan; Oyanader, Mario; Arce, Pedro E

    2008-11-01

    The prediction of optimal times of separation as a function of the applied electrical field and cation valence have been studied for the case of field flow fractionation [Martin M., Giddings J. C., J. Phys. Chem. 1981, 85, 727] with charged solutes. These predictions can be very useful to a priori design or identify optimal operating conditions for a Couette-based device for field flow fractionation when the orthogonal field is an electrical field. Mathematically friendly relationships are obtained by applying the method of spatial averaging to the solute species continuity equation; this is accomplished after the role of the capillary geometrical dimensions on the applied electrical field equations has been assessed [Oyanader M. A., Arce P., Electrophoresis 2005; 26, 2857]. Moreover, explicit analytical expressions are derived for the effective parameters, i.e. diffusivity and convective velocity as functions of the applied (orthogonal) electrical field. These effective transport parameters are used to study the effect of the cation valence of the solutes and of the magnitude of the applied orthogonal electrical field on the values of the optimal time of separation. These parameters play a significant role in controlling the optimal separation time, leading to a family of minimum values, for particular magnitudes of the applied orthogonal electrical field.

  5. Massive separation of turbulent Couette flow in a one-sided expansion channel

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    El Khoury, George K. [Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim NO-7491 (Norway); Andersson, Helge I.; Barri, Mustafa [Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim NO-7491 (Norway); Pettersen, Bjornar, E-mail: bjornar.pettersen@ntnu.n [Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim NO-7491 (Norway)

    2010-06-15

    Direct numerical simulation has been performed to study wall-driven flow over a backward-facing step at Reynolds number Re=5200 based on the step height h and the upper-wall velocity U{sub w}. The flow configuration consisted of a step with height equal to that of the upstream channel yielding an expansion ratio 2:1. Instantaneous enstrophy contours revealed the formation of Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities downstream of the step. Intense velocity and vorticity fluctuations were generated in the shear-layer formed between the bulk flow and the massive recirculation zone in the lee of the step. Extraordinarily high turbulence levels persisted in the center region even 7.5h downstream of the step, i.e. where the separated shear-layer reattached to the wall. A fully redeveloped Couette flow cannot be reached in the downstream part of the channel due to the principle of mass conservation. The local wall pressure coefficient gave evidence of an adverse pressure gradient in the recovery region, where a Couette-Poiseuille flow type prevailed.

  6. Effect of intermolecular potential on compressible Couette flow in slip and transitional regimes

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    Weaver, Andrew B.; Venkattraman, A.; Alexeenko, Alina A.

    2014-10-01

    The effect of intermolecular potentials on compressible, planar flow in slip and transitional regimes is investigated using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. Two intermolecular interaction models, the variable hard sphere (VHS) and the Lennard-Jones (LJ) models, are first compared for subsonic and supersonic Couette flows of argon at temperatures of 40, 273, and 1,000 K, and then for Couette flows in the transitional regime ranging from Knudsen numbers (Kn) of 0.0051 to 1. The binary scattering model for elastic scattering using the Lennard-Jones (LJ) intermolecular potential proposed recently [A. Venkattraman and A. Alexeenko, "Binary scattering model for Lennard-Jones potential: Transport coefficients and collision integrals for non-equilibrium gas flow simulations," Phys. Fluids 24, 027101 (2012)] is shown to accurately reproduce both the theoretical collision frequency in an equilibrium gas as well as the theoretical viscosity variation with temperature. The use of a repulsive-attractive instead of a purely repulsive potential is found to be most important in the continuum and slip regimes as well as in flows with large temperature variations. Differences in shear stress of up to 28% between the VHS and LJ models is observed at Kn=0.0051 and is attributed to differences in collision frequencies, ultimately affecting velocity gradients at the wall. For Kn=1 where the Knudsen layer expands the entire domain, the effect of the larger collision frequency in the LJ model relative to VHS diminishes, and a 7% difference in shear stress is observed.

  7. Unsteady hydromagnetic Couette flow within a porous channel with ...

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  8. The friction control of magnetic fluid in the Couette flow

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    Labkovich, O. N.; Reks, A. G.; Chernobai, V. A.

    2017-06-01

    In the work characteristic areas of magnetic fluid flow are experimentally determined in the gap between the cylinders: the area of strong dipole-dipole interaction between magnetite particles 041,2. For areas with high flow losses in viscous friction is shown the possibility of reducing the introduction of magnetic fluid of carbon nanotubes and creating a rotating magnetic field.

  9. Effects of Heat Transfer and Nonlinear Slip on the Steady Flow of Couette Fluid by Means of Chebyshev Spectral Method

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    Ellahi, Rahmat; Wang, Xinil; Hameed, Muhammad

    2014-02-01

    This article is concerned with the study of heat transfer and nonlinear slip effects on the Couette flow of a third-grade fluid. Numerical solutions are obtained by solving nonlinear differential equations using the higher-order Chebyshev spectral method. The results for no slip and no thermal slip become special cases of this study. Moreover, the results for Poiseuille flow can be obtained as a special case from the generalized Couette flow analysis by setting the plate velocity to zero. Graphical results for involved pertinent parameters are sketched and examined.

  10. Bi-stability in turbulent, rotating spherical Couette flow

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    Zimmerman, Daniel S; Lathrop, Daniel P; 10.1063/1.3593465

    2011-01-01

    Flow between concentric spheres of radius ratio $\\eta = r_\\mathrm{i}/r_\\mathrm{o} = 0.35$ is studied in a 3 m outer diameter experiment. We have measured the torques required to maintain constant boundary speeds as well as localized wall shear stress, velocity, and pressure. At low Ekman number $E = 2.1\\times10^{-7}$ and modest Rossby number $0.07 < Ro < 3.4$, the resulting flow is highly turbulent, with a Reynolds number ($Re=Ro/E$) exceeding fifteen million. Several turbulent flow regimes are evident as $Ro$ is varied for fixed $E$. We focus our attention on one flow transition in particular, between $Ro = 1.8$ and $Ro = 2.6$, where the flow shows bistable behavior. For $Ro$ within this range, the flow undergoes intermittent transitions between the states observed alone at adjacent $Ro$ outside the switching range. The two states are clearly distinguished in all measured flow quantities, including a striking reduction in torque demanded from the inner sphere by the state lying at higher $Ro$. The redu...

  11. Two-Fluid Couette Flow between Concentric Cylinders.

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    CONCENTRIC CYLINDERS Yuriko Renardy and Daniel D. Joseph* Technical Summary Report #2622 January 1984 ABSTRACT -1W considers,he flow of two immiscible...CYLINDERS Yuriko Renardy and Daniel D. Joseph* Introduction We consider linear stability of the flow of two immiscible fluids separated by an interface...AUTiOR(,) 8. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(@) Yuriko Renardy and Daniel D. Joseph DAAGZ9-80-C-0041 11. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10

  12. Exploring the phase space of multiple states in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    van der Veen, Roeland C A; Dung, On-Yu; Tang, Ho L; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the existence of multiple turbulent states in highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow in the range of $\\mathrm{Ta}=10^{11}$ to $9\\cdot10^{12}$, by measuring the global torques and the local velocities while probing the phase space spanned by the rotation rates of the inner and outer cylinder. The multiple states are found to be very robust and are expected to persist beyond $\\mathrm{Ta}=10^{13}$. The rotation ratio is the parameter that most strongly controls the transitions between the flow states; the transitional values only weakly depend on the Taylor number. However, complex paths in the phase space are necessary to unlock the full region of multiple states. Lastly, by mapping the flow structures for various rotation ratios in a Taylor-Couette setup with an equal radius ratio but a larger aspect ratio than before, multiple states were again observed. Here, they are characterized by even richer roll structure phenomena, including, for the first time observed in highly turbulent TC flow, an ant...

  13. Stability of two-layer Couette flow with application to drag reduction

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    Mohammadi, Alireza; Smits, Alexander J.

    2016-11-01

    We consider the linear stability of flows composed of two superposed fluids in Couette flow in order to improve our understanding of the longevity and performance of superhydrophobic surfaces (SHS) or liquid-infused surfaces (LIS) which are important for drag reduction. Here, we assume that the fluids are immiscible, incompressible, and Newtonian with constant properties. Single-fluid Couette flow is known to be linearly stable for any Reynolds number. However, inclusion of the second layer of fluid enriches the problem and introduces five new parameters: viscosity ratio, density ratio, thickness ratio, Froude number and Weber number. Two kinds of instability can appear: an unstable interfacial mode, and a Tollmein-Schlichting mode. In this work we parametrically study the flow stability with specific emphasis on the effects of viscosity ratio, interfacial tension, and thickness ratio. Supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) through MURI Grants N00014-12-1-0875 and N00014-12-1-0962 (Program Manager Dr. Ki-Han Kim).

  14. Non-Newtonian Couette-Poiseuille flow of a dilute gas

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    Tij, Mohamed; Santos, Andrés

    2010-01-01

    The steady state of a dilute gas enclosed between two infinite parallel plates in relative motion and under the action of a uniform body force parallel to the plates is considered. The Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model kinetic equation is analytically solved for this Couette-Poiseuille flow to first order in the force and for arbitrary values of the Knudsen number associated with the shear rate. This allows us to investigate the influence of the external force on the non-Newtonian properties of the...

  15. Numerical investigation into entropy generation in a transient generalized Couette flow of nanofluids with convective cooling

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    M H Mkwizu; O D Makinde; Yaw Nkansah-Gyekye

    2015-10-01

    This work investigates the effects of convective cooling on entropy generation in a transient generalized Couette flow of water-based nanofluids containing Copper (Cu) and Alumina (Al2O3) as nanoparticles. Both First and Second Laws of thermodynamics are utilised to analyse the problem. The model partial differential equations for momentum and energy balance are tackled numerically using a semidiscretization finite difference method together with Runge–Kutta Fehlberg integration scheme. Graphical results on the effects of parameter variation on velocity, temperature, skin friction, Nusselt number, entropy generation rate, irreversibility ratio and Bejan number are presented and discussed.

  16. An exact solution of unsteady Couette flow of generalized second grade fluid

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    The fractional calculus approach is introduced into the rheological constitutive model of a generalized second grade fluid. A constitutive model with fractional derivative is developed for the generalized second grade fluid. Unsteady Couette flow of the generalized second grade fluid is studied by using the method of the discrete inverse Laplace transform and generalized Mittag-Leffler function. And then an exact solution is obtained for this problem with arbitrary fractional derivative. This provides a new analytical tool for the study of viscoelastic fluid mechanics.

  17. Modelling the Effect of Variable Viscosity on Unsteady Couette Flow of Nanofluids with Convective Cooling

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    Ahmada Omar Ali

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates numerically the effects of variable viscosity on unsteady generalized Couette flow of a water base nanofluid with convective cooling at the moving surface. The Buongiorno model utilized for the nanofluid incorporates the effects of Brownian motion and thermophoresis. The nonlinear governing equations of continuity, momentum, energy and nanoparticles concentration are tackled numerically using a semi discretization finite difference method together with Runge-Kutta Fehlberg integration scheme. Numerical results for velocity, temperature, and nanoparticles concentration profiles together with skin friction and Nusselt number are obtained graphically and discussed quantitatively.

  18. Three dimensional free convection couette flow with transpiration cooling

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    2006-01-01

    Free convection flow between two vertical parallel plates with transverse sinusoidal injection of the fluid at the stationary plate and its corresponding removal by constant suction through the plate in uniform motion has been analyzed. Due to this type of injection velocity, the flow becomes three-dimensional. Analytical expressions for the velocity, temperature, skin friction and rate of heat transfer were obtained. The important characteristics of the problem, namely the skin friction and the rate of heat transfer are discussed in detail with the help of graphs.

  19. Spherical Couette flow in a dipolar magnetic field

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    Hollerbach, R; Fournier, A; Hollerbach, Rainer; Canet, Elisabeth; Fournier, Alexandre

    2007-01-01

    We consider numerically the flow of an electrically conducting fluid in a differentially rotating spherical shell, in a dipolar magnetic field. For infinitesimal differential rotation the flow consists of a super-rotating region, concentrated on the particular field line C just touching the outer sphere, in agreement with previous results. Finite differential rotation suppresses this super-rotation, and pushes it inward, toward the equator of the inner sphere. For sufficiently strong differential rotation the outer boundary layer becomes unstable, yielding time-dependent solutions. Adding an overall rotation suppresses these instabilities again. The results are in qualitative agreement with the DTS liquid sodium experiment.

  20. Nonlinear dynamics in eccentric Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow

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    Pier, Benoît; Caulfield, C. P.

    2015-11-01

    The flow in the gap between two parallel but eccentric cylinders and driven by an axial pressure gradient and inner cylinder rotation is characterized by two geometrical parameters (radius ratio and eccentricity) and two dynamic parameters (axial and azimuthal Reynolds numbers). Such a theoretical configuration is a model for the flow between drill string and wellbore in the hydrocarbon drilling industry. The linear convective and absolute instability properties have been systematically derived in a recent study [Leclercq, Pier & Scott, J. Fluid Mech. 2013 and 2014]. Here we address the nonlinear dynamics resulting after saturation of exponentially growing small-amplitude perturbations. By using direct numerical simulations, a range of finite-amplitude states are found and characterized: nonlinear traveling waves (an eccentric counterpart of Taylor vortices, associated with constant hydrodynamic loading on the inner cylinder), modulated nonlinear waves (with time-periodic torque and flow rate) and more irregular states. In the nonlinear regime, the hydrodynamic forces are found to depart significantly from those prevailing for the base flow, even in situations of weak linear instability.

  1. Riblet drag reduction and the effect of bulk fluid rotation in a fully turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Greidanus, A.J.; Delfos, R.; Tokgoez, S.; Westerweel, J.

    2015-01-01

    Low drag surfaces are often desired in many industries with applications in open and closed channel flows, such as ship hulls and pipe flows. Drag reduction is a phenomenon that can have substantial energy savings, resulting in ecological and economical benefits. We use a Taylor-Couette facility as

  2. Electrically driven convection in a thin annular film undergoing Couette flow

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    Daya, Z A; Morris, S W; Daya, Zahir A.; Morris, Stephen W.

    1998-01-01

    We investigate the linear stability of a thin, suspended, annular film of conducting fluid with a voltage difference applied between its inner and outer edges. For a sufficiently large voltage, such a film is unstable to radially-driven electroconvection due to charges which develop on its free surfaces. The film can also be subjected to a Couette shear by rotating its inner edge. This combination is experimentally realized using films of smectic A liquid crystals. In the absence of shear, the convective flow consists of a stationary, azimuthally one-dimensional pattern of symmetric, counter-rotating vortex pairs. When Couette flow is applied, an azimuthally traveling pattern results. When viewed in a co-rotating frame, the traveling pattern consists of pairs of asymmetric vortices. We calculate the neutral stability boundary for arbitrary radius ratio $\\alpha$ and Reynolds number ${R e}$ of the shear flow, and obtain the critical control parameter $R_c (\\alpha, {R e})$ and the critical azimuthal mode number ...

  3. DNS of turbulent Couette flow with transpiration - spectra and symmetry induced scaling laws

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    Hoyas, Sergio; Kraheberger, Stefanie; Oberlack, Martin

    2016-11-01

    We present DNS results of turbulent plane Couette flow with constant wall-normal transpiration for Reynolds numbers of Reτ = 250 , 500 , 1000 and several transpiration Reynolds numbers Retr =V0 /Uw . To obtain the DNS data, a pseudo-spectral code, which originally was developed at UP Madrid, see (Hoyas and Jiménez 2006), is used for the simulations. Due to the lack of experimental and DNS data, the convergence of every simulation has been validated using the total shear stress equation and the relation between the friction velocities at the lower and upper wall. Examining the spectra we found that the large and wide structures, which appear in pure Couette flow, see (Avsarkisov et al. 2014), are destroyed as soon as transpiration velocity is different from zero. This and the presence of anomalous spectra near the blowing wall indicates the strong influence of suction on the whole flow, which was observed in (Antonia et al. 1988) as well. As classical scaling laws are not valid due to transpiration, new scaling laws of the mean velocity are derived using Lie symmetry methods. Additionally, suction creates a comparably larger uτ which, in turn, causes a flat and long region in the indicator function for the largest transpiration rate. SH was partially funded by ENE2015-71333-R. SK was funded by DFG under Grant No. OB96/39-1. Computer resources have been provided by LRZ Munich under Grant pr92la.

  4. Characteristic-Based Split Meshless Solution for Couette Flow

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    Mužík Juraj

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with use of the meshless method for incompressible fluid flow analysis. There are many formulations of the meshless methods. The article presents the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin method (MLPG - local weak formulation of the Navier-Stokes equations. The shape function construction is the crucial part of the meshless numerical analysis in the construction of shape functions. The article presents the radial point interpolation method (RPIM for the shape functions construction

  5. Heat transfer effects on the stability of low speed plane Couette-Poiseuille flow

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    Oezgen, Serkan [Middle East Technical University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ankara (Turkey); Dursunkaya, Zafer [Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ankara (Turkey); Ebrinc, Ali A. [FORD Otosan, Kocaeli (Turkey)

    2007-10-15

    The stability problem of low-speed plane Couette-Poiseuille flow of air under heat transfer effects is solved numerically using the linear stability theory. Stability equations obtained from two-dimensional equations of motion and their boundary conditions result in an eigenvalue problem that is solved using an efficient shoot-search technique. Variable fluid properties are accounted for both in the basic flow and the perturbation (stability) equations. A parametric study is performed in order to assess the roles of moving wall velocity and heat transfer. It is found that the moving wall velocity and the location of the critical layers play decisive roles in the instability mechanism. The flow becomes unconditionally stable whenever the moving wall velocity exceeds half of the maximum velocity in the channel. With wall heating and Mach number effects included, the flow is stabilized. (orig.)

  6. Linear Inviscid Damping for Couette Flow in Stratified Fluid

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    Yang, Jincheng

    2016-01-01

    We study the inviscid damping of Coutte flow with an exponentially stratified density. The optimal decay rates of the velocity field and density are obtained for general perturbations with minimal regularity. For Boussinesq approximation model, the decay rates we get are consistent with the previous results in the literature. We also study the decay rates for the full equations of stratified fluids, which were not studied before. For both models, the decay rates depend on the Richardson number in a very similar way. Besides, we also study the inviscid damping of perturbations due to the exponential stratification when there is no shear.

  7. Strange attractors in weakly turbulent Couette-Taylor flow

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    Brandstater, A.; Swinney, Harry L.

    1987-01-01

    An experiment is conducted on the transition from quasi-periodic to weakly turbulent flow of a fluid contained between concentric cylinders with the inner cylinder rotating and the outer cylinder at rest. Power spectra, phase-space portraits, and circle maps obtained from velocity time-series data indicate that the nonperiodic behavior observed is deterministic, that is, it is described by strange attractors. Various problems that arise in computing the dimension of strange attractors constructed from experimental data are discussed and it is shown that these problems impose severe requirements on the quantity and accuracy of data necessary for determining dimensions greater than about 5. In the present experiment the attractor dimension increases from 2 at the onset of turbulence to about 4 at a Reynolds number 50-percent above the onset of turbulence.

  8. Perturbation Enstrophy Decay in Poiseuille and Couette Flows according to Synge's Method

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    Domenicale, Loris; Fraternale, Federico; Staffilani, Gigliola; Tordella, Daniela

    2015-11-01

    In this work we derive the conditions for no enstrophy growth for bidimensional perturbations in the plane Couette and Poiseuille flows. We follow the method of vorticity proposed by Synge in 1938 (see the Semi-Centennial Puplication of the Amer. Math. Soc., equation 12.13, and the more detailed version in the Proc. of the Fifth Inter. Congress of Applied Mechanics, pages 326-332), which is actually based on the analysis of the spatially averaged enstrophy. We find that the limit curve in the perturbation wavenumber-Reynolds number map differs from the limit for no energy growth (see e.g. Reddy 1993). In particular, the absolute stability region for the enstrophy is wider than that of the kinetic energy, and the maximum Reynolds number giving the monotonic enstrophy decay, at all wavenumbers, is 155 and 80 for the Poiseuille and Couette flows, respectively. It should be noted that in past literature the energy-based analysis was preferred to Synge's enstrophy analysis. This, possibly, for two reasons: the low diffusivity of the 1938 Vth ICAM proceedings and the objectively very complicated analytical treatment required. Nevertheless, the potentiality of this method seems high and therefore it is interesting nowadays to exploit it by means of the symbolic calculus. MITOR-MISTI SEEDS GRANT http://web.mit.edu/mitor/recipients/faculty.html

  9. Connections between centrifugal, stratorotational and radiative instabilities in viscous Taylor--Couette flow

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    Leclercq, Colin; Kerswell, Rich R

    2016-01-01

    The `Rayleigh line' mu=eta^2, where mu=Omega_o/Omega_i and eta=r_i/r_o are respectively the rotation and radius ratios between inner (subscript `i') and outer (subscript `o') cylinders, is regarded as marking the limit of centrifugal instability (CI) in unstratified inviscid Taylor--Couette flow, for both axisymmetric [1] and non-axisymmetric [2] modes. Non-axisymmetric stratorotational instability (SRI) is known to set in for anticyclonic rotation ratios beyond that line, i.e. eta^2<\\mu<1 for axially stably-stratified Taylor--Couette flow [3,4], but the competition between CI and SRI in the range mu

  10. Turbulent Taylor-Couette flow over riblets: drag reduction and the effect of bulk fluid rotation

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    Greidanus, A. J.; Delfos, R.; Tokgoz, S.; Westerweel, J.

    2015-05-01

    A Taylor-Couette facility was used to measure the drag reduction of a riblet surface on the inner cylinder. The drag on the surfaces of the inner and outer cylinders is determined from the measured torque when the cylinders are in exact counter-rotation. The three velocity components in the instantaneous flow field were obtained by tomographic PIV and indicate that the friction coefficients are strongly influenced by the flow regimes and structures. The riblet surface changes the friction at the inner-cylinder wall, which generates an average bulk fluid rotation. A simple model is proposed to distinguish drag changes due to the rotation effect and the riblet effect, as a function of the measured drag change and shear Reynolds number . An uncorrected maximum drag reduction of 5.3 % was found at that corresponds to riblet spacing Reynolds number . For these conditions, the model predicts an azimuthal bulk velocity shift of 1.4 %, which is confirmed by PIV measurements. This shift indicates a drag change due to a rotation effect of -1.9 %, resulting in a net maximum drag reduction of 3.4 %. The results correspond well with earlier reported results and demonstrate that the Taylor-Couette facility is a suitable and accurate measurement tool to characterize the drag performance of surfaces.

  11. Dynamics of ferrofluidic flow in the Taylor-Couette system with a small aspect ratio

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    Altmeyer, Sebastian; Do, Younghae; Lai, Ying-Cheng

    2017-01-01

    We investigate fundamental nonlinear dynamics of ferrofluidic Taylor-Couette flow - flow confined be-tween two concentric independently rotating cylinders - consider small aspect ratio by solving the ferro-hydrodynamical equations, carrying out systematic bifurcation analysis. Without magnetic field, we find steady flow patterns, previously observed with a simple fluid, such as those containing normal one- or two vortex cells, as well as anomalous one-cell and twin-cell flow states. However, when a symmetry-breaking transverse magnetic field is present, all flow states exhibit stimulated, finite two-fold mode. Various bifurcations between steady and unsteady states can occur, corresponding to the transitions between the two-cell and one-cell states. While unsteady, axially oscillating flow states can arise, we also detect the emergence of new unsteady flow states. In particular, we uncover two new states: one contains only the azimuthally oscillating solution in the configuration of the twin-cell flow state, and an-other a rotating flow state. Topologically, these flow states are a limit cycle and a quasiperiodic solution on a two-torus, respectively. Emergence of new flow states in addition to observed ones with classical fluid, indicates that richer but potentially more controllable dynamics in ferrofluidic flows, as such flow states depend on the external magnetic field.

  12. On the transition to turbulence of wall-bounded flows in general, and plane Couette flow in particular

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    Manneville, Paul

    2014-01-01

    The main part of this contribution to the special issue of EJM-B/Fluids dedicated to Patrick Huerre outlines the problem of the subcritical transition to turbulence in wall-bounded flows in its historical perspective with emphasis on plane Couette flow, the flow generated between counter-translating parallel planes. Subcritical here means discontinuous and direct, with strong hysteresis. This is due to the existence of nontrivial flow regimes between the global stability threshold Re_g, the upper bound for unconditional return to the base flow, and the linear instability threshold Re_c characterized by unconditional departure from the base flow. The transitional range around Re_g is first discussed from an empirical viewpoint ({\\S}1). The recent determination of Re_g for pipe flow by Avila et al. (2011) is recalled. Plane Couette flow is next examined. In laboratory conditions, its transitional range displays an oblique pattern made of alternately laminar and turbulent bands, up to a third threshold Re_t beyo...

  13. Instabilities of Shercliff and Stewartson layers in spherical Couette flow

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    Wei, Xing

    2010-01-01

    We explore numerically the flow induced in a spherical shell by differentially rotating the inner and outer spheres. The fluid is also taken to be electrically conducting (in the low magnetic Reynolds number limit), and a magnetic field is imposed parallel to the axis of rotation. If the outer sphere is stationary, the magnetic field induces a Shercliffe layer on the tangent cylinder, the cylinder just touching the inner sphere and parallel to the field. If the magnetic field is absent, but a strong overall rotation is present, Coriolis effects induce a Stewartson layer on the tangent cylinder. The non-axisymmetric instabilities of both types of layer separately have been studied before; here we consider the two cases side by side, as well as the mixed case, and investigate how magnetic and rotational effects interact. We find that if the differential rotation and the overall rotation are in the same direction, the overall rotation may have a destabilizing influence, whereas if the differential rotation and t...

  14. Magnetic field and thermal radiation effects on steady hydromagnetic Couette flow through a porous channel

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    Chigozie Israel-Cookey

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates effects of thermal radiation and magnetic field on hydromagnetic Couette flow of a highly viscous fluid with temperature-dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity at constant pressure through a porous channel. The influence of the channel permeability is also assessed. The relevant governing partial differential equations have been transformed to non-linear coupled ordinary differential equations by virtue of the steady nature of the flow and are solved numerically using a marching finite difference scheme to give approximate solutions for the velocity and temperature profiles. We highlight the effects of Nahme numbers, magnetic field, radiation and permeability parameters on both profiles. The results obtained are used to give graphical illustrations of the distribution of the flow variables and are discussed.

  15. Thermodynamics Analysis of Variable Viscosity Hydromagnetic Couette Flow in a Rotating System with Hall Effects

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    Oluwole D. Makinde

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we employed both first and second laws of thermodynamics to analyze the flow and thermal decomposition in a variable viscosity Couette flow of a conducting fluid in a rotating system under the combined influence of magnetic field and Hall current. The non-linear governing differential equations are obtained and solved numerically using shooting method coupled with fourth order Runge–Kutta–Fehlberg integration technique. Numerical results obtained for velocities and temperature profiles are utilized to determine the entropy generation rate, skin fictions, Nusselt number and the Bejan number. By plotting the graphs of various values of thermophysical parameters, the features of the flow characteristics are analyzed in detail. It is found that fluid rotation increases the dominant effect of heat transfer irreversibility at the upper moving plate region while the entropy production is more at the lower fixed plate region.

  16. Thermal influence of the Couette flow in a hydrostatic spindle on the machining precision

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    Chen, Dongju; Fan, Jinwei; Li, Haiyong; Wang, Xiaofeng; Zhang, Feihu

    2013-05-01

    Hydrostatic spindles are increasingly used in precision machine tools. Thermal error is the key factor affecting the machining accuracy of the spindle, and research has focused on spindle thermal errors through examination of the influence of the temperature distribution, thermal deformation and spindle mode. However, seldom has any research investigated the thermal effects of the associated Couette flow. To study the heat transfer mechanism in spindle systems, the criterion of the heat transfer direction according to the temperature distribution of the Couette flow at different temperatures is deduced. The method is able to deal accurately with the significant phenomena occurring at every place where thermal energy flowed in such a spindle system. The variation of the motion error induced by thermal effects on a machine work-table during machining is predicated by establishing the thermo-mechanical error model of the hydrostatic spindle for a high precision machine tool. The flow state and thermal behavior of a hydrostatic spindle is analyzed with the evaluated heat power and the coefficients of the convective heat transfer over outer surface of the spindle are calculated, and the thermal influence on the oil film stiffness is evaluated. Thermal drift of the spindle nose is measured with an inductance micrometer, the thermal deformation data 1.35 μm after running for 4 h is consistent with the value predicted by the finite element analysis's simulated result 1.28 μm, and this demonstrates that the simulation method is feasible. The thermal effects on the processing accuracy from the flow characteristics of the fluid inside the spindle are analyzed for the first time.

  17. Polymer solutions in co-rotating Taylor-Couette flow without vorticity

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    Zell, A.; Wagner, C.

    2012-02-01

    We present experimental results of the flow of dilute and semi-dilute polymer solutions in co-rotating Taylor-Couette cylinders. The experimental set-up consists of a modified Mars II rheometer (Thermo Scientific) with two drive units that are mounted opposite each other. The rotational velocities of the inner and outer cylinders are chosen in a way such that the angular velocity has a 1/r profile and the flow is free of vorticity, but the direction of elongation is not constant, but rotates with the flow. Our particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements show that for polymer solutions without shear thinning the flow is indeed free of vorticity and is equal to a stagnation point flow at a given position and a given instant in time. In contrast, torque measurements reveal that the stresses are identical to the stresses that are present in a plane shear flow. Thus, we find that for polymer solutions a flow with vorticity and a constant direction of elongation is equal to a flow without vorticity in which the direction of elongation is rotating. Finally, we show that for shear thinning solutions the flow velocity becomes non-monotonic through the gap and resembles a pluglike profile which is known from the Poiseuille flow.

  18. Intermittent boundary layers and torque maxima in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Brauckmann, Hannes J

    2012-01-01

    Turbulent Taylor-Couette flow between counter-rotating cylinders develops intermittently fluctuating boundary layers for sufficient counter-rotation. We demonstrate the phenomenon in direct numerical simulations for radius ratios \\eta=0.5 and 0.71 and propose a theoretical model for the critical value in the rotation ratio. Numerical results as well as experiments show that the onset of this intermittency coincides with the maximum in torque. The variations in torque correlate with the variations in mean Taylor vortex flow which is first enhanced for weak counter-rotation, and then reduced as intermittency sets in. To support the model, we compare to numerical results, experiments at higher Reynolds numbers, and to Wendt's data.

  19. Transient hydromagnetic reactive Couette flow and heat transfer in a rotating frame of reference

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with the study of a transient hydromagnetic Couette flow and heat transfer of a reactive viscous incompressible electrically conducting fluid between two infinitely long horizontal parallel plates when one of the plate is set into uniform accelerated motion in the presence of a uniform transverse magnetic field under Arrhenius reaction rate. The transient momentum equations are solved analytically using the Laplace transform technique and the velocity field and shear stresses are obtained in a unified closed form. The energy equation is tackled numerically using MATLAB. The effects of the pertinent parameters on the fluid velocity, temperature, the shear stress and the rate of heat transfer at the plates are presented in graphical form and discussed in detail. Our results reveal that the combined effects of magnetic field, rotation, exothermic reaction and variable thermal conductivity have significant impact on the hydromagnetic flow and heat transfer.

  20. Development of a Couette-Taylor flow device with active minimization of secondary circulation

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    Ethan Schartman

    2009-01-27

    A novel Taylor-Couette experiment has been developed to produce rotating shear ows for the study of hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic instabilities which are believed to drive angular momentum transport in astrophysical accretion disks. High speed, concentric, corotating cylinders generate the flow where the height of the cylinders is twice the radial gap width. Ekman pumping is controlled and minimized by splitting the vertical boundaries into pairs of nested, differentially rotating rings. The end rings and cylinders comprise four independently driven rotating components which provide exibility in developing flow profiles. The working fluids of the experiment are water, a water-glycerol mix, or a liquid gallium alloy. The mechanical complexity of the apparatus and large dynamic pressures generated by high speed operation with the gallium alloy presented unique challenges. The mechanical implementation of the experiment and some representative results obtained with Laser Doppler Velocimetry in water are discussed.

  1. Nonlinear waves in stratified Taylor--Couette flow. Part 1. Layer formation

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    Leclercq, Colin; Augier, Pierre; Caulfield, Colm-Cille P; Dalziel, Stuart B; Linden, Paul F

    2016-01-01

    This paper is the first part of a two-fold study of mixing, i.e. the formation of layers and upwelling of buoyancy, in axially stratified Taylor--Couette flow, with fixed outer cylinder. Using linear analysis and direct numerical simulation, we show the critical role played by non-axisymmetric instability modes, despite the fact that the flow is centrifugally unstable in the sense of Rayleigh's criterion. Interactions between helical modes of opposite handedness leads to the formation of nonlinear coherent structures: (mixed)-ribbons and (mixed)-cross-spirals. These give birth to complex density interface patterns, seemingly appearing and disappearing periodically as the coherent structure slowly rotates around the annulus. These coherent structures seem to be responsible for the formation of layers reported in a recent experiment by Oglethorpe et al. (2013). We distinguish `dynamic layering', instantaneous, localized and caused by the vortical motions, from `static layering' corresponding to the formation of...

  2. Absolute versus convective helical magnetorotational instability in a Taylor-Couette flow

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    Priede, Jānis

    2008-01-01

    We analyze numerically the magnetorotational instability of a Taylor-Couette flow in a helical magnetic field (HMRI) using the inductionless approximation defined by a zero magnetic Prandtl number (Pm=0). The Chebyshev collocation method is used to calculate the eigenvalue spectrum for small amplitude perturbations. First, we carry out a detailed conventional linear stability analysis with respect to perturbations in the form of Fourier modes that corresponds to the convective instability which is not in general self-sustained. The helical magnetic field is found to extend the instability to a relatively narrow range beyond its purely hydrodynamic limit defined by the Rayleigh line. There is not only a lower critical threshold at which HMRI appears but also an upper one at which it disappears again. The latter distinguishes the HMRI from a magnetically-modified Taylor vortex flow. Second, we find an absolute instability threshold as well. In the hydrodynamically unstable regime before the Rayleigh line, the t...

  3. Dynamic Domains of DTS: Simulations of a Spherical Magnetized Couette Flow

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    Kaplan, Elliot; Schaeffer, Nathanaël

    2016-01-01

    The Derviche Tourneur Sodium experiment, a spherical Couette magnetohydrodynamics experi- ment with liquid sodium as the medium and a dipole magnetic field imposed from the inner sphere, recently underwent upgrades to its diagnostics to better characterize the flow and induced magnetic fields with global rotation. In tandem with the upgrades, a set of direct numerical simulations were run with the xshells code [1] to give a more complete view of the fluid and magnetic dynamics at various rotation rates of the inner and outer spheres. These simulations reveal several dynamic regimes, determined by the Rossby number. At positive differential rotation there is a regime of quasigeostrophic flow, with low levels of fluctuations near the outer sphere. Negative differential rotation shows a regime of what appear to be saturated hydrodynamic instabilities at low negative differential rotation, followed by a regime where filamentary structures develop at low latitudes and persist over five to ten differential rotation...

  4. Intermittent boundary layers and torque maxima in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Brauckmann, Hannes J.; Eckhardt, Bruno

    2013-03-01

    Turbulent Taylor-Couette flow between counter-rotating cylinders develops intermittently fluctuating boundary layers for sufficient counter-rotation. We demonstrate the phenomenon in direct numerical simulations for radius ratios η=0.5 and 0.71 and propose a theoretical model for the critical value in the rotation ratio. Numerical results as well as experiments show that the onset of this intermittency coincides with the maximum in torque. The variations in torque correlate with the variations in mean Taylor vortex flow, which is first enhanced for weak counter-rotation and then is reduced as intermittency sets in. To support the model, we compare it to numerical results, to experiments at higher Reynolds numbers, and to Wendt's data.

  5. Asymptotic theory of neutral stability curve of the Couette flow of vibrationally excited gas

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    Grigor'ev, Yu N.; Ershov, I. V.

    2016-06-01

    The asymptotic theory of neutral stability curve of the supersonic plane Couette flow of vibrationally excited gas is constructed. The system of two-temperature viscous gas dynamics equations was used as original mathematical model. Spectral problem for an eighth order linear system of ordinary differential equations was obtained from the system within framework of classical theory of linear stability. Transformations of the spectral problem universal for all shear flows were carried along the classical Dunn — Lin scheme. As a result the problem was reduced to secular algebraic equation with a characteristic division on “inviscid” and “viscous” parts which was solved numerically. The calculated neutral stability curves coincide in limits of 10% with corresponding results of direct numerical solution of original spectral problem.

  6. Stochastic analysis of the time evolution of Laminar-Turbulent bands of plane Couette flow

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    Rolland, Joran

    2015-01-01

    This article is concerned with the time evolution of the oblique laminar-turbulent bands of transitional plane Couette flow under the influence of turbulent noise. Our study is focused on the amplitude of modulation of turbulence. In order to guide the numerical study of the flow, we first perform an analytical and numerical analysis of a Stochastic Ginzburg-Landau equation for a complex order parameter. The modulus of this order parameter models the amplitude of modulation of turbulence. Firstly, we compute the autocorrelation function of said modulus once the band is established. Secondly, we perform a calculation of average and fluctuations around the exponential growth of the order parameter. This type of analysis is similar to the Stochastic Structural Stability Theory. We then perform numerical simulations of the Navier-Stokes equations in order to confront these predictions with the actual behaviour of the bands. Computation of the autocorrelation function of the modulation of turbulence shows quantita...

  7. Magnetized Ekman Layer and Stewartson Layer in a Magnetized Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Liu, Wei

    2007-01-01

    In this paper we present axisymmetric nonlinear simulations about magnetized Ekman and Stewartson layers in a magnetized Taylor-Couette flow with a centrifugally stable angular-momemtum profile. The magnetic field is found to inhibit the Ekman suction. The width of the Ekman layer is reduced with increased magnetic field normal to the end plate. A uniformly-rotating region forms near the outer cylinder. A strong magnetic field leads to a steady Stewartson layer emanating from the junction between differentially rotating rings at the endcaps. The Stewartson layer becomes thinner with larger Reynolds number and penetrates deeper into the bulk flow with stronger magnetic field and larger Reynolds number. However, at Reynolds number larger than a critical value $\\sim 600$, axisymmetric, and perhaps also nonaxisymmetric, instabilities occur and result in a less prominent Stewartson layer that extends less far from the boundary.

  8. Surfactant and gravity dependent instability of two-layer Couette flows and its nonlinear saturation

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    Frenkel, Alexander L

    2016-01-01

    A horizontal flow of two immiscible fluid layers with different densities, viscosities and thicknesses, subject to vertical gravitational forces and with an insoluble surfactant present at the interface, is investigated. The base Couette flow is driven by the horizontal motion of the channel walls. Linear and nonlinear stages of the (inertialess) surfactant and gravity dependent long-wave instability are studied using the lubrication approximation, which leads to a system of coupled nonlinear evolution equations for the interface and surfactant disturbances. The linear stability is determined by an eigenvalue problem for the normal modes. The growth rates and the amplitudes of disturbances of the interface, surfactant, velocities, and pressures are found analytically. For each wavenumber, there are two active normal modes. For each mode, the instability threshold conditions in terms of the system parameters are determined. In particular, it transpires that for certain parametric ranges, even arbitrarily stron...

  9. Computational Modelling of Couette Flow of Nanofluids with Viscous Heating and Convective Cooling

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    Oluwole Daniel Makinde

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The combined effect of viscous heating and convective cooling on Couette flow and heat transfer characteristics of water base nanofluids containing Copper Oxide (CuO and Alumina (Al2O3 as nanoparticles is investigated. It is assumed that the nanofluid flows in a channel between two parallel plates with the channel’s upper plate accelerating and exchange heat with the ambient surrounding following the Newton’s law of cooling, while the lower plate is stationary and maintained at a constant temperature. Using appropriate similarity transformation, the governing Navier-Stokes and the energy equations are reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. These equations are solved analytically by regular perturbation method with series improvement technique and numerically by an efficient Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg integration technique coupled with shooting method. The effects of the governing parameters on the dimensionless velocity, temperature, skin friction, pressure drop and Nusselt number are presented graphically, and discussed quantitatively.

  10. Exact analytical solutions for the Poiseuille and Couette-Poiseuille flow of third grade fluid between parallel plates

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    Danish, Mohammad; Kumar, Shashi; Kumar, Surendra

    2012-03-01

    Exact analytical solutions for the velocity profiles and flow rates have been obtained in explicit forms for the Poiseuille and Couette-Poiseuille flow of a third grade fluid between two parallel plates. These exact solutions match well with their numerical counter parts and are better than the recently developed approximate analytical solutions. Besides, effects of various parameters on the velocity profile and flow rate have been studied.

  11. Turbulence statistics of Couette Poiseuille turbulent flow. 2nd Report. Higher order turbulence statistics; Couette Poiseuille gata ranryu no midare tokeiryo. 2. Koji tokeiryo

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    Nakabayashi, K.; Kito, O.; Kato, Y. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)

    1998-10-25

    Turbulence statistics in Couette Poiseuille flow are obtained by measurements. These include correlation coefficient, skewness and flatness factors and four-quadrant analysis of Reynolds shear stress -{rho}uv. In the region of y{sup +} {<=}30-40, the distributions of all these quantities are only affected by non-dimensional parameter {mu}({identical_to}u*{sup 3}/{alpha}{nu}), as the mean velocity and the turbulence intensities profiles are. The four-quadrant analysis shows that the fractional contribution from 4th-quadrant is affected largely by parameter {mu} whereas that from 2nd-quadrant remains unaffected. In the case of 0<{mu}{<=}94, the fractional contribution from 4th-quadrant is greater than that from 2nd-quadrant, unlike the conventional wall turbulent flow. 8 refs., 17 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. High Magnetic Shear Gain in a Liquid Sodium Stable Couette Flow Experiment; A Prelude to an alpha-Omega Dynamo

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    Colgate, Stirling A; Pariev, Vladimir; Finn, John; Beckley, Howard; Si, Jiahe; Martinic, Joe; Westpfahl, David; Slutz, James; Westrom, Cebastian; Klein, Brianna; Schendel, Paul; Scharle, Cletus; McKinney, Travis; Ginanni, Rocky; Bentley, Ian; Mickey, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    The $\\Omega$-phase of the liquid sodium $\\alpha$-$\\Omega$ dynamo experiment at NMIMT in cooperation with LANL has successfully demonstrated the production of a high toroidal field, $B_{\\phi} \\simeq 8\\times B_r$ from the radial component of an applied poloidal magnetic field, $B_r$. This enhanced toroidal field is produced by rotational shear in stable Couette flow within liquid sodium at $Rm \\simeq 120$. The small turbulence in stable Taylor-Couette flow is caused by Ekman flow where $ (\\delta v/v)^2 \\sim 10^{-3} $. This high $\\Omega$-gain in low turbulence flow contrasts with a smaller $\\Omega$-gain in higher turbulence, Helmholtz-unstable shear flows. This result supports the ansatz that large scale astrophysical magnetic fields are created within semi-coherent large scale motions in which turbulence plays only a smaller diffusive role that enables magnetic flux linkage.

  13. Stability and turbulent transport in rotating shear flows: prescription from analysis of cylindrical and plane Couette flows data

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    Dubrulle, B; Daviaud, F; Longaretti, P-Y; Richard, D; Zahn, J-P

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides a prescription for the turbulent viscosity in rotating shear flows for use e.g. in geophysical and astrophysical contexts. This prescription is the result of the detailed analysis of the experimental data obtained in several studies of the transition to turbulence and turbulent transport in Taylor-Couette flow. We first introduce a new set of control parameters, based on dynamical rather than geometrical considerations, so that the analysis applies more naturally to rotating shear flows in general and not only to Taylor-Couette flow. We then investigate the transition thresholds in the supercritical and the subcritical regime in order to extract their general dependencies on the control parameters. The inspection of the mean profiles provides us with some general hints on the mean to laminar shear ratio. Then the examination of the torque data allows us to propose a decomposition of the torque dependence on the control parameters in two terms, one completely given by measurements in the ca...

  14. Numerical investigation of direct laminar-turbulent transition in counter-rotating Taylor-Couette flow

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    Krygier, Michael; Grigoriev, Roman

    2015-11-01

    A direct transition from laminar to turbulent flow has recently been discovered experimentally in the small-gap Taylor-Couette flow with counter-rotating cylinders. The subcritical nature of this transition is a result of relatively small aspect ratio, Γ = 5 . 26 for large Γ the transition is supercritical and involves an intermediate stable state (Coughlin & Marcus, 1996) - interpenetrating spirals (IPS). We investigate this transition numerically to probe the dynamics in regimes inaccessible to experiments for a fixed Reo = - 1000 by varying Rei . The numerics reproduce all the experimentally observed features and confirm the hysteretic nature of the transition. As Rei is increased, the laminar flow transitions to turbulence, with an unstable IPS state mediating the transition, similar to the Tollmien-Schlichting waves in plane Poiseuille flow. As Rei is decreased, turbulent flow transitions to a stable, temporally chaotic IPS state. This IPS state further transitions to either laminar or turbulent flow as Rei is decreased or increased. The stable IPS state is reminiscent of the pre-turbulent chaotic states found numerically in plane Poiseuille flow (Zammert & Eckhardt, 2015), but previously never observed experimentally.

  15. Hydromagnetic oscillatory Couette flow in rotating system with induced magnetic field

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    G.S.SETH; S.M.HUSSAIN; S.SARKAR

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a study of hydromagnetic Couette flow of an incompress-ible and electrically conducting fluid between two parallel rotating plates, one of which is oscillating in its own plane. A uniform transverse magnetic field is used, and the induced magnetic field is taken into account. The exact solution to the governing equations is obtained in a closed form. The solution to the problem in the case of vanishing and small finite magnetic Prandtl numbers is also derived from the general solution. The asymp-totic behavior of the solution for large values of the frequency parameter is analyzed to gain some physical insights into the flow pattern. Expressions for the shear stress at both the oscillatory and stationary plates due to primary and secondary flows and mass flow rate in the primary and secondary flow directions are also obtained. The results of the fluid velocity and the induced magnetic field are presented. The shear stresses on the plates due to the primary and secondary flows and the corresponding mass flow rates are presented in a tabular form.

  16. Couette-Taylor-Poiseuille流的数值模拟%Numerical Simulation of Couette-Taylor-Poiseuille Flow

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    袁艳平; 吉洪湖; 杜雁霞; 徐亮

    2006-01-01

    对中等半径比同心旋转圆柱间Couette-Taylor-Poiseuille流进行了数值计算, 并与已有的实验数据进行比较以获得流场的更多信息.结果表明,数值计算与实验结果吻合较好,依次再现了层流涡、波动涡、非波动螺旋涡以及波动螺旋涡;轴流可以起到稳定流场的作用,轴流存在时,流场转捩的临界泰勒数Ta值会变大,涡胞变小,涡心不再位于轴间隙的中间,从左向右的轴流比较明显,交替指向内轴和外轴,并缠绕在涡胞的周围;除去平均轴流速度后,速度矢量场显示出不同的涡形,形状与相同Ta时的涡胞基本相同;在不同的泰勒数Ta和雷诺数Re下,涡心的轴向传播速度约为平均轴向流速的1.17倍, 相传播速度约为内筒转速的0.42倍.

  17. Mapping the omega-effect in the DTS magnetized spherical Couette flow experiment

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    Nataf, Henri-Claude

    2012-01-01

    The DTS experiment is a spherical Couette flow experiment with an imposed dipolar magnetic field. Liquid sodium is used as a working fluid. In a series of measurement campaigns, we have obtained data on the mean axisymmetric velocity, the mean induced magnetic field and electric potentials. All these quantities are coupled through the induction equation. In particular, a strong omega-effect is produced by differential rotation within the fluid shell, inducing a significant azimuthal magnetic field. Taking advantage of the simple spherical geometry of the experiment, I expand the azimuthal and meridional fields into Legendre polynomials and derive the expressions that permit to relate all measurements to the radial functions of the velocity field for each harmonic degree. For small magnetic Reynolds numbers Rm the relations are linear, and the toroidal and poloidal equations decouple. Selecting a set of measurements for a given rotation frequency of the inner sphere (Rm = 9.4), I invert simultaneously the velo...

  18. Noise-sustained convective instability in a magnetized Taylor-Couette flow

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    Liu, Wei [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    The helical magnetorotational instability of the magnetized Taylor-Couette flow is studied numerically in a finite cylinder. A distant upstream insulating boundary is shown to stabilize the convective instability entirely while reducing the growth rate of the absolute instability. The reduction is less severe with larger height. After modeling the boundary conditions properly, the wave patterns observed in the experiment turn out to be a noise-sustained convective instability. After the source of the noise resulted from unstable Ekman and Stewartson layers is switched off, a slowly-decaying inertial oscillation is observed in the simulation. We reach the conclusion that the experiments completed to date have not yet reached the regime of absolute instability.

  19. Noise-Sustained Convective Instability in a Magnetized Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Liu, Wei

    2008-01-01

    The helical magnetorotational instability of the magnetized Taylor-Couette flow is studied numerically in a finite cylinder. A distant upstream insulating boundary is shown to stabilize the convective instability entirely while reducing the growth rate of the absolute instability. The reduction is less severe with larger height. After modeling the boundary conditions properly, the wave patterns observed in the experiment turn out to be a noise-sustained convective instability. After the source of the noise resulted from unstable Ekman and Stewartson layers is switched off, a slowly-decaying inertial oscillation is observed in the simulation. We reach the conclusion that the experiments completed to date have not yet reached the regime of absolute instability.

  20. Unsteady MHD free convective Couette flow between vertical porous plates with thermal radiation

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    Basant K. Jha

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the unsteady MHD free convective Couette flow of viscous incompressible electrically conducting fluid between two infinite vertical porous plates in the presence of transverse magnetic field and thermal radiation. Solutions for time dependent energy and momentum equations are obtained by the implicit finite difference method. To check the accuracy of the numerical solutions, steady state solutions for energy and momentum equations are obtained by using the perturbation method. The effect of various parameters controlling the physical situation is discussed with the aid of line graphs. Significant results from this study are that both velocity and temperature increase with the increase in thermal radiation parameter and time. A series of numerical experiments show that steady state velocity and temperature occur when the dimensionless time approaches the values of Prandtl number of the fluid. During the course of numerical computation, an excellent agreement was found between unsteady and steady state solutions at large value of time.

  1. Thermal analysis of a reactive generalized Couette flow of power law fluids between concentric cylindrical pipes

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    Makinde, O. D.

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, the steady generalized axial Couette flow of Ostwald-de Waele power law reactive fluids between concentric cylindrical pipes is investigated. It is assumed that the outer cylinder is stationary and exchanges heat with the ambient surrounding following Newton's law of cooling, while the inner cylinder with isothermal surface is set in motion in the axial direction. The model nonlinear differential equations for the momentum and energy balance are obtained and tackled numerically using the shooting method coupled with the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg integration technique. The effects of various embedded thermophysical parameters on the velocity and temperature fields including skin friction, Nusselt number and thermal criticality conditions are presented graphically and discussed quantitatively.

  2. Noise-Sustained Convective Instability in a Magnetized Taylor-Couette Flow

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    W. Liu

    2009-02-20

    The helical magnetorotational instability of the magnetized Taylor-Couette flow is studied numerically in a finite cylinder. A distant upstream insulating boundary is shown to stabilize the convective instability entirely while reducing the growth rate of the absolute instability. The reduction is less severe with larger height. After modeling the boundary conditions properly, the wave patterns observed in the experiment turn out to be a noise-sustained convective instability. After the source of the noise resulted from unstable Ekman and Stewartson layers is switched off, a slowly-decaying inertial oscillation is observed in the simulation. We reach the conclusion that the experiments completed to date have not yet reached the regime of absolute instability.

  3. Families of subcritical spirals in highly counter-rotating Taylor-Couette flow.

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    Meseguer, Alvaro; Mellibovsky, Fernando; Avila, Marc; Marques, Francisco

    2009-03-01

    A comprehensive numerical exploration of secondary finite-amplitude solutions in small-gap Taylor-Couette flow for high counter-rotating Reynolds numbers is provided, using Newton-Krylov methods embedded within arclength continuation schemes. Two different families of rotating waves have been identified: short axial wavelength subcritical spirals ascribed to centrifugal mechanisms and large axial scale supercritical spirals and ribbons associated with shear dynamics in the outer linearly stable radial region. This study is a first step taken in order to provide the inner structure of the skeleton of equilibria that may be responsible for the intermittent regime usually termed as spiral turbulence that has been reported by many experimentalists in the past.

  4. Vortices and Particle-banding in Granular Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Mahajan, Achal; Alam, Meheboob

    2016-11-01

    A collection of smooth inelastic hard spheres is simulated between two rotating concentric cylinders, dubbed granular Taylor-Couette flow (gTCF), using event-driven molecular dynamics simulations. The inner cylinder is rotating with rotational speed ωi and the outer cylinder is kept stationary in the absence of gravity. The onset of Taylor-like vortices is studied as functions of the inner rotation ωi, the restitution coefficient (en) and the aspect ratio of the cylinder. The strength of vortices is found to decrease with increasing dissipation. A novel banding-pattern of particle-rich and particle-depleted regions along the axial direction is found - the density-contrast between the dense and dilute regions increases with decreasing restitution coefficient. The combined effect of inelastic dissipation and compressibility seems to be responsible for the genesis of Taylor-like vortices with axial-banding of particles.

  5. Log law of the wall revisited in Taylor-Couette flows at intermediate Reynolds numbers

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    Singh, Harminder; Suazo, Claudio Alberto Torres; Liné, Alain

    2016-11-01

    We provide Reynolds averaged azimuthal velocity profiles, measured in a Taylor-Couette system in turbulent flow, at medium Reynolds (7800 image velocimetry technique. We find that in the wall regions, close to the inner and outer cylinders, the azimuthal velocity profile reveals a significant deviation from classical logarithmic law. In order to propose a new law of the wall, the profile of turbulent mixing length was estimated from data processing; it was shown to behave nonlinearly with the radial wall distance. Based on this turbulent mixing length expression, a law of the wall was proposed for the Reynolds averaged azimuthal velocity, derived from momentum balance and validated by comparison to different data. In addition, the profile of viscous dissipation rate was investigated and compared to the global power needed to maintain the inner cylinder in rotation.

  6. Heat transfer in laminar Couette flow laden with rigid spherical particles

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    Ardekani, Mehdi Niazi; Picano, Francesco; Brandt, Luca

    2016-01-01

    We study heat transfer in plane Couette flow laden with rigid spherical particles by means of direct numerical simulations using a direct-forcing immersed boundary method to account for the dispersed phase. A volume of fluid approach is employed to solve the temperature field inside and outside of the particles. We focus on the variation of the heat transfer with the particle Reynolds number, total volume fraction (number of particles) and the ratio between the particle and fluid thermal diffusivity, quantified in terms of an effective suspension diffusivity. We show that, when inertia at the particle scale is negligible, the heat transfer increases with respect to the unladen case following an empirical correlation recently proposed. In addition, an average composite diffusivity can be used to predict the effective diffusivity of the suspension the inertialess regime when varying the molecular diffusion in the two phases. At finite particle inertia, however, the heat transfer increase is significantly larger...

  7. A Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Turbulent Couette Minimal Flow Unit

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    Smith, E R

    2015-01-01

    A molecular dynamics (MD) simulation of planar Couette flow is presented for the minimal channel in which turbulence structures can be sustained. Evolution over a single breakdown and regeneration cycle is compared to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Qualitative similar structures are observed and turbulent statistics show excellent quantitative agreement. The molecular scale law of the wall is presented in which stick-slip molecular wall-fluid interactions replace the no-slip conditions. The impact of grid resolution is explored and the observed structures are seen to be dependant on averaging time and length scales. The kinetic energy spectra show a range of scales are present in the molecular system and that spectral content is dependent on the grid resolution employed. The subgrid velocity of the molecules is compared to spatial averaged velocity using joint probability density functions. Molecular trajectories, diffusions and Lagrangian statistics are presented. The importance of sub-grid ...

  8. Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a narrow Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille system

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    Poncet, Sebastien, E-mail: poncet@l3m.univ-mrs.f [Laboratoire M2P2, UMR 6181 CNRS, Universite d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille, IMT la Jetee, 38 rue Joliot-Curie, 13451 Marseille (France); Haddadi, Sofia, E-mail: sofia.haddadi@gmail.co [Laboratoire M2P2, UMR 6181 CNRS, Universite d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille, IMT la Jetee, 38 rue Joliot-Curie, 13451 Marseille (France); Viazzo, Stephane, E-mail: stephane.viazzo@l3m.univ-mrs.f [Laboratoire M2P2, UMR 6181 CNRS, Universite d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille, IMT la Jetee, 38 rue Joliot-Curie, 13451 Marseille (France)

    2011-02-15

    Research highlights: {yields} Turbulence modeling of opened Taylor-Couette flows. {yields} Parametric study of the flow parameters on the hydrodynamic and thermal fields. {yields} The RSM as an adequate level of closure for rotating flows. - Abstract: We consider turbulent flows in a differentially heated Taylor-Couette system with an axial Poiseuille flow. The numerical approach is based on the Reynolds Stress Modeling (RSM) of widely validated in various rotor-stator cavities with throughflow () and heat transfer (). To show the capability of the present code, our numerical predictions are compared very favorably to the velocity measurements of in the isothermal case, for both the mean and turbulent fields. The RSM model improves, in particular, the predictions of the k-{epsilon} model of . Then, the second order model is applied for a large range of rotational Reynolds (3744 {<=} Re{sub i} {<=} 37,443) and Prandtl numbers (0.01 {<=} Pr {<=} 12), flow rate coefficient (0 {<=} C{sub w} {<=} 30,000) in a very narrow cavity of radius ratio s = R{sub i}/R{sub o} = 0.961 and aspect ratio L = (R{sub o} - R{sub i})/h = 0.013, where R{sub i} and R{sub o} are the radii of the inner and outer cylinders respectively and h is the cavity height. Temperature gradients are imposed between the incoming fluid and the inner and outer cylinders. The mean hydrodynamic and thermal fields reveal three distinct regions across the radial gap with a central region of almost constant axial and tangential mean velocities and constant mean temperature. Turbulence, which is weakly anisotropic, is mainly concentrated in that region and vanishes towards the cylinders. The mean velocity distributions are not clearly affected by the rotational Reynolds number and the flow rate coefficient. The effects of the flow parameters on the thermal field are more noticeable and considered in details. Correlations for the averaged Nusselt numbers along both cylinders are finally provided according to the

  9. Experimental Study on Momentum Transfer of Surface Texture in Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Xue, Yabo; Yao, Zhenqiang; Cheng, De

    2017-05-01

    The behavior of Taylor-Couette (TC) flow has been extensively studied. However, no suitable torque prediction models exist for high-capacity fluid machinery. The Eckhardt-Grossmann-Lohse (EGL) theory, derived based on the Navier-Stokes equations, is proposed to model torque behavior. This theory suggests that surfaces are the significant energy transfer interfaces between cylinders and annular flow. This study mainly focuses on the effects of surface texture on momentum transfer behavior through global torque measurement. First, a power-law torque behavior model is built to reveal the relationship between dimensionless torque and the Taylor number based on the EGL theory. Second, TC flow apparatus is designed and built based on the CNC machine tool to verify the torque behavior model. Third, four surface texture films are tested to check the effects of surface texture on momentum transfer. A stereo microscope and three-dimensional topography instrument are employed to analyze surface morphology. Global torque behavior is measured by rotating a multi component dynamometer, and the effects of surface texture on the annular flow behavior are observed via images obtained using a high-speed camera. Finally, torque behaviors under four different surface conditions are fitted and compared. The experimental results indicate that surface textures have a remarkable influence on torque behavior, and that the peak roughness of surface texture enhances the momentum transfer by strengthening the fluctuation in the TC flow.

  10. High magnetic shear gain in a liquid sodium stable Couette flow experiment: a prelude to an α-Ω dynamo.

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    Colgate, Stirling A; Beckley, Howard; Si, Jiahe; Martinic, Joe; Westpfahl, David; Slutz, James; Westrom, Cebastian; Klein, Brianna; Schendel, Paul; Scharle, Cletus; McKinney, Travis; Ginanni, Rocky; Bentley, Ian; Mickey, Timothy; Ferrel, Regnar; Li, Hui; Pariev, Vladimir; Finn, John

    2011-04-29

    The Ω phase of the liquid sodium α-Ω dynamo experiment at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory has demonstrated a high toroidal field B(ϕ) that is ≃8×B(r), where B(r) is the radial component of an applied poloidal magnetic field. This enhanced toroidal field is produced by the rotational shear in stable Couette flow within liquid sodium at a magnetic Reynolds number Rm≃120. Small turbulence in stable Taylor-Couette flow is caused by Ekman flow at the end walls, which causes an estimated turbulence energy fraction of (δv/v)(2)∼10(-3).

  11. Linear stability of the Couette flow of a vibrationally excited gas. 2. viscous problem

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    Grigor'ev, Yu. N.; Ershov, I. V.

    2016-03-01

    Based on the linear theory, stability of viscous disturbances in a supersonic plane Couette flow of a vibrationally excited gas described by a system of linearized equations of two-temperature gas dynamics including shear and bulk viscosity is studied. It is demonstrated that two sets are identified in the spectrum of the problem of stability of plane waves, similar to the case of a perfect gas. One set consists of viscous acoustic modes, which asymptotically converge to even and odd inviscid acoustic modes at high Reynolds numbers. The eigenvalues from the other set have no asymptotic relationship with the inviscid problem and are characterized by large damping decrements. Two most unstable viscous acoustic modes (I and II) are identified; the limits of these modes were considered previously in the inviscid approximation. It is shown that there are domains in the space of parameters for both modes, where the presence of viscosity induces appreciable destabilization of the flow. Moreover, the growth rates of disturbances are appreciably greater than the corresponding values for the inviscid flow, while thermal excitation in the entire considered range of parameters increases the stability of the viscous flow. For a vibrationally excited gas, the critical Reynolds number as a function of the thermal nonequilibrium degree is found to be greater by 12% than for a perfect gas.

  12. Navier-Stokes-Fourier analytic solutions for non-isothermal Couette slip gas flow

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    Milićev Snežana S.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The explicit and reliable analytical solutions for steady plane compressible non-isothermal Couette gas flow are presented. These solutions for velocity and temperature are developed by macroscopic approach from Navier-Stokes-Fourier system of continuum equations and the velocity slip and the temperature jump first order boundary conditions. Variability of the viscosity and thermal conductivity with temperature is involved in the model. The known result for the gas flow with constant and equal temperatures of the walls (isothermal walls is verified and a new solution for the case of different temperature of the walls is obtained. Evan though the solution for isothermal walls correspond to the gas flow of the Knudsen number Kn≤0.1, i.e. to the slip and continuum flow, it is shown that the gas velocity and related shear stress are also valid for the whole range of the Knudsen number. The deviation from numerical results for the same system is less than 1%. The reliability of the solution is confirmed by comparing with results of other authors which are obtained numerically by microscopic approach. The advantage of the presented solution compared to previous is in a very simple applicability along with high accuracy. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 35046 i 174014

  13. Self-sustaining turbulence in a restricted nonlinear model of plane Couette flow

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    Thomas, Vaughan L.; Gayme, Dennice F. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218 (United States); Lieu, Binh K.; Jovanović, Mihailo R. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455 (United States); Farrell, Brian F. [School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138 (United States); Ioannou, Petros J. [Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, Athens, 15784 (Greece)

    2014-10-15

    This paper demonstrates the maintenance of self-sustaining turbulence in a restricted nonlinear (RNL) model of plane Couette flow. The RNL system is derived directly from the Navier-Stokes equations and permits higher resolution studies of the dynamical system associated with the stochastic structural stability theory (S3T) model, which is a second order approximation of the statistical state dynamics of the flow. The RNL model shares the dynamical restrictions of the S3T model but can be easily implemented by reducing a DNS code so that it retains only the RNL dynamics. Comparisons of turbulence arising from DNS and RNL simulations demonstrate that the RNL system supports self-sustaining turbulence with a mean flow as well as structural and dynamical features that are consistent with DNS. These results demonstrate that the simplified RNL system captures fundamental aspects of fully developed turbulence in wall-bounded shear flows and motivate use of the RNL/S3T framework for further study of wall-turbulence.

  14. An analogy of Taylor's instability criterion in Couette and rotating-magnetic-field-driven flows

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    Ungarish, Marius

    2012-01-01

    The classical stability solution of Taylor for the Couette flow between a rotating inner cylinder and a stationary outer cylinder is used to model the "critical magnetic Taylor number," Tacr, in a flow of a liquid metal driven by a rotating magnetic field (RMF) in a cylindrical cavity characterized by the parameter H = height/radius. (The magnetic Taylor number is defined as Ta =σωBo2Ro4/(2ρν2), where σ ,ν, and ρ are the electrical conductivity, kinematic viscosity, and density of the liquid; ω and Bo are the magnetic field frequency and induction; Ro is the radius of the cavity; the cr superscript means "critical") In typical conditions, the RMF flow develops a solid-body-rotating core analogous to the inner rotating cylinder, embedded in a layer in which the swirl decays to zero at the outer wall. Using small-Ekman-number approximations for the core and gap flow, the analogy yields an insightful expression for Tacr. In particular, the model indicates that Tacr depends strongly on the parameter H. Comparisons of the present theoretical results with available realistic data show a good qualitative agreement and plausible quantitative agreement. The model was improved by an empirical adjustment of a coefficient and can be used as simple approximate prediction tool for Tacr in a quite wide range of cylindrical cavity configurations.

  15. Couette and Poiseuille flows in a low viscosity asthenosphere: Effects of internal heating rate, Rayleigh number, and plate representation

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    Shiels, C.; Butler, S. L.

    2015-09-01

    Mantle convection models with a low viscosity asthenosphere and high viscosity surface plates have been shown to produce very large aspect ratio convection cells like those inferred to exist in Earth's mantle and to exhibit two asthenospheric flow regimes. When the surface plate is highly mobile, the plate velocity exceeds the flow velocities in the asthenosphere and the plate drives a Couette-type flow in the asthenospheric channel. For sluggish plates, the flow velocities in the asthenosphere exceed the plate velocity and the asthenospheric flow is more Poiseuille-like. It has been shown that under certain circumstances, flows become increasingly Couette-like as the aspect ratio of the plate is increased in numerical simulations. These models also show an increase in the average surface heat flux with aspect ratio which is counterintuitive, as one would expect that large aspect ratio models would result in older and colder oceanic lithosphere. Previous investigations have used single internal heating rates and Rayleigh numbers and a plate formulation that did not preclude significant deformation within the plate. In this paper, we investigate the conditions necessary for Couette and Poiseuille asthenospheric flows and for surface heat flux to increase with plate aspect ratio by varying the internal heating rate, the Rayleigh number and the representation of surface plates in 2D mantle convection models Plates are represented as a high viscosity layer with (1) a free-slip top surface boundary condition and (2) a force-balance boundary condition that imposes a constant surface velocity within the plate. We find that for models with a free-slip surface boundary condition, the internal heating rate and Rayleigh number do not strongly affect the dominance of Couette or Poiseuille flows in the asthenosphere but the increase in surface heat flux with model aspect ratio in the Poiseuille asthenospheric flow regime increases with internal heating rate. For models using

  16. A numerical study of the three-dimensional structure of the Taylor-Couette flow in eccentric configuration with superimposed cross flow

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    Scurtu, Nicoleta; Egbers, Christoph [Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet (BTU), Cottbus (Germany); Stuecke, Peter [Westsaechsische Hochschule (WHZ), Zwickau (Germany)], E-mail: scurtu@tu-cottbus.de

    2008-11-01

    The eccentric small gap Taylor-Couette system with rotating inner cylinder and fixed outer cylinder is investigated numerically. The main flow fields were examined and the transition region from the laminar Couette-flow to the Taylor-vortex-flow in different eccentric arrangements of the cylinders. The effect of the eccentricity on flow patterns was studied for different values of the eccentricity between 0 and 0.75 in relation to the mean gap. This flow was further disturbed by the superimposed cross flow entering into the gap through the feed hole with a cross flow rate of 0.1 of the circumferential flow rate. Hence, more complex three dimensional flow structures evolved in the cylinders' gap, especially in the vicinity of the feed hole.

  17. Dynamically dominant exact coherent structures in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Krygier, Michael; Grigoriev, Roman

    2016-11-01

    Unstable Exact Coherent Structures (ECS), which are solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation, provide a connection between turbulence and dynamical systems and offer a method for exploiting the low dimensionality of weakly turbulent flows. We investigate ECS in an intermittent Taylor-Couette flow (TCF) found in a small-aspect-ratio geometry with counter-rotating cylinders (η = 0 . 5 , Γ = 1 , Rei = - 1200 , Reo = 1200). The presence of end-caps breaks the axial translational symmetry of TCF, but continuous rotational symmetry remains, which suggest that typical ECS should be the relative versions of equilibria and time-periodic orbits. Indeed, previous studies (Meseguer et al., 2009 and Deguchi, Meseguer & Mellibovsky, 2014) found several unstable traveling wave solutions (relative equilibria). We have shown that the dynamically dominant ECS for weakly turbulent TCF in the small-aspect-ratio geometry are relative periodic orbits (not relative equilibria), as evidenced by the frequent visits of their neighborhoods by the turbulent flow. This work is supported by a Grant from the Army Research Office (Contract # W911NF-15-1-0471).

  18. COUETTE FLOW PROBLEM FOR AN UNSTEADY MHD THIRD-GRADE FLUID WITH HALL CURRENTS

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    Muhammad Azram

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: In this work, we analyze Coutte flow problem for an unsteady mangneto-hydrodynamic (MHD third-grade fluid in the presence of a pressure gradient and Hall currnts. Existing literature on the topic shows that the effecs of Hall current on Coutte flow of an unsteady MHD third-grade fluid with a prssure gradient has not yet been investigated. The arising non-linear problem is solved by the homotopy analysis method (HAM and the convergence of the obtained complex series solution is carefully analyzed. The effects of pressure number, Hartmann number and Hall parameter on unsteady velocity are discussed via analysis of plots. ABSTRAK: Kajian dijalan untuk menganalisa masalah aliran Coutte bagi bendalir MHD gred ketiga dan arus Hall. Bagi topik ini kesan arus Hall terhadap aliran Couette dalam bendalir MHD gred ketiga tak mantap dengan kecerunan tekanan, belum pernah dikaji selidik.  Masalah tak linear berbangkit diselesaikan dengan kaedah analisis homotopi (HAM dan ketumpuan solusi rangkaian kompleks dianalisa dengan teliti. Kesan nilai tekanan, nombor Hartmann dan parameter Hall terhadap halaju tak mantap diperbincangkan melalui plot yang dianalisis.KEYWORDS: Cuette; flow; hall currents; unsteady; third-grade fluid; HAM 

  19. Zero absolute vorticity: insight from experiments in rotating laminar plane Couette flow.

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    Suryadi, Alexandre; Segalini, Antonio; Alfredsson, P Henrik

    2014-03-01

    For pressure-driven turbulent channel flows undergoing spanwise system rotation, it has been observed that the absolute vorticity, i.e., the sum of the averaged spanwise flow vorticity and system rotation, tends to zero in the central region of the channel. This observation has so far eluded a convincing theoretical explanation, despite experimental and numerical evidence reported in the literature. Here we show experimentally that three-dimensional laminar structures in plane Couette flow, which appear under anticyclonic system rotation, give the same effect, namely, that the absolute vorticity tends to zero if the rotation rate is high enough. It is shown that this is equivalent to a local Richardson number of approximately zero, which would indicate a stable condition. We also offer an explanation based on Kelvin's circulation theorem to demonstrate that the absolute vorticity should remain constant and approximately equal to zero in the central region of the channel when going from the nonrotating fully turbulent state to any state with sufficiently high rotation.

  20. Heat transfer between two parallel porous plates for Couette flow under pressure gradient and Hall current

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    Hazem A Attia; W Abbas; Mostafa A M Abdeen; Ahmed A M Said

    2015-02-01

    The aim of the present paper is to study the unsteady magneto-hydrodynamic viscous Couette flow with heat transfer in a Darcy porous medium between two infinite parallel porous plates considering Hall effect, and temperature dependent physical properties under constant pressure gradient. The parallel plates are assumed to be porous and subjected to a uniform suction from above and injection from below while the fluid is flowing through a porous medium that is assumed to obey Darcy’s law. A numerical solution for the governing nonlinear partial differential equations coupled with set of momentum equations and the energy equation including the viscous and Joule dissipations is adopted. The effect of the porosity of the medium, the Hall current and the temperature dependent viscosity and thermal conductivity on both the velocity and temperature distributions are investigated. It is found that the porosity numberMhas a marked effect on decreasing the velocity distribution (owing to a simultaneous increase in Darcy porous drag). Also the temperature T is decreased considerably with increasing porosity number.With increasing Hall current parameter m, the velocity component u (x-direction) is considerably increased, whereas velocity component w (z-direction) is reduced. Temperatures are decreased in the early stages of flow but effectively increased in the steady state with increasing m.

  1. High magnetic shear gain in a liquid sodium stable couette flow experiment A prelude to an alpha - omega dynamo

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    Colgate, Stirling [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Li, Jui [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Finn, John [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Pariev, Vladimir [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Beckley, Howard [NM INSTIT. OF MINING AND TECH; Si, Jiahe [NM INSTIT. OF MINING AND TECH.; Martinic, Joe [NM INSTIT. OF MINING AND TECH.; Westpfahl, David [NM INSTIT. OF TECH.; Slutz, James [NM INSTIT. OF MINING AND TECH.; Westrom, Zeb [NM INSTIT. OF TECH.; Klein, Brianna [NM INSTIT. OF MINING AND TECH.

    2010-11-08

    The {Omega}-phase of the liquid sodium {alpha}-{Omega} dynamo experiment at NMIMT in cooperation with LANL has successfully demonstrated the production of a high toroidal field, B{sub {phi}} {approx_equal} 8 x B{sub r} from the radial component of an applied poloidal magnetic field, B{sub r}. This enhanced toroidal field is produced by rotational shear in stable Couette Row within liquid sodium at Rm {approx_equal} 120. The small turbulence in stable Taylor-Couette Row is caused by Ekman Row where ({delta}v/v){sup 2} {approx} 10{sup -3}. This high {Omega}-gain in low turbulence flow contrasts with a smaller {Omega}-gain in higher turbulence, Helmholtz-unstable shear flows. This result supports the ansatz that large scale astrophysical magnetic fields are created within semi-coherent large scale motions in which turbulence plays a diffusive role that enables magnetic flux linkage.

  2. The Hagen-Poiseuille, Plane Couette and Poiseuille Flows Linear Instability and Rogue Waves Excitation Mechanism

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    Chefranov, Sergey; Chefranov, Alexander

    2016-04-01

    Linear hydrodynamic stability theory for the Hagen-Poiseuille (HP) flow yields a conclusion of infinitely large threshold Reynolds number, Re, value. This contradiction to the observation data is bypassed using assumption of the HP flow instability having hard type and possible for sufficiently high-amplitude disturbances. HP flow disturbance evolution is considered by nonlinear hydrodynamic stability theory. Similar is the case of the plane Couette (PC) flow. For the plane Poiseuille (PP) flow, linear theory just quantitatively does not agree with experimental data defining the threshold Reynolds number Re= 5772 ( S. A. Orszag, 1971), more than five-fold exceeding however the value observed, Re=1080 (S. J. Davies, C. M. White, 1928). In the present work, we show that the linear stability theory conclusions for the HP and PC on stability for any Reynolds number and evidently too high threshold Reynolds number estimate for the PP flow are related with the traditional use of the disturbance representation assuming the possibility of separation of the longitudinal (along the flow direction) variable from the other spatial variables. We show that if to refuse from this traditional form, conclusions on the linear instability for the HP and PC flows may be obtained for finite Reynolds numbers (for the HP flow, for Re>704, and for the PC flow, for Re>139). Also, we fit the linear stability theory conclusion on the PP flow to the experimental data by getting an estimate of the minimal threshold Reynolds number as Re=1040. We also get agreement of the minimal threshold Reynolds number estimate for PC with the experimental data of S. Bottin, et.al., 1997, where the laminar PC flow stability threshold is Re = 150. Rogue waves excitation mechanism in oppositely directed currents due to the PC flow linear instability is discussed. Results of the new linear hydrodynamic stability theory for the HP, PP, and PC flows are published in the following papers: 1. S.G. Chefranov, A

  3. Turbulence decay towards the linearly-stable regime of Taylor-Couette flow

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    Mónico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2013-01-01

    Taylor-Couette (TC) flow is used to probe the hydrodynamical stability of astrophysical accretion disks. Experimental data on the subcritical stability of TC are in conflict about the existence of turbulence (cf. Ji et al. Nature, 444, 343-346 (2006) and Paoletti et al., A$\\&$A, 547, A64 (2012)), with discrepancies attributed to end-plate effects. In this paper we numerically simulate TC flow with axially periodic boundary conditions to explore the existence of sub-critical transitions to turbulence when no end-plates are present. We start the simulations with a fully turbulent state in the unstable regime and enter the linearly stable regime by suddenly starting a (stabilizing) outer cylinder rotation. The shear Reynolds number of the turbulent initial state is up to $Re_s \\sim10^5$ and the radius ratio is $\\eta=0.714$. The stabilization causes the system to behave as a damped oscillator and correspondingly the turbulence decays. The evolution of the torque and turbulent kinetic energy is analysed and th...

  4. Effect of the number of vortices on the torque scaling in Taylor-Couette flow

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    Martínez-Arias, B; Crumeyrolle, O; Mutabazi, I

    2014-01-01

    Torque measurements in Taylor-Couette flow, with large radius ratio and large aspect ratio, over a range of velocities up to a Reynolds number of 24 000 are presented. Following a specific procedure, nine states with distinct number of vortices along the axis were found and the aspect ratio of the vortices were measured. The relationship between the speed and the torque for a given number of vortices is reported. In the turbulent Taylor vortex flow regime, at relatively high Reynolds number, a change in behaviour is observed corresponding to intersections of the torque-speed curves for different states. Before each intersection, the torque for a state with larger number of vortices is higher. After each intersection, the torque for a state with larger number of vortices is lower. The exponent, from the scaling laws of the torque, always depends on the aspect ratio of the vortices. When the Reynolds number is rescaled using the mean aspect ratio of the vortices, only a partial collapse of the exponent data is ...

  5. On the self-sustained nature of large-scale motions in turbulent Couette flow

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    Rawat, Subhandu; Hwang, Yongyun; Rincon, François

    2015-01-01

    Large-scale motions in wall-bounded turbulent flows are frequently interpreted as resulting from an aggregation process of smaller-scale structures. Here, we explore the alternative possibility that such large-scale motions are themselves self-sustained and do not draw their energy from smaller-scale turbulent motions activated in buffer layers. To this end, it is first shown that large-scale motions in turbulent Couette flow at Re=2150 self-sustain even when active processes at smaller scales are artificially quenched by increasing the Smagorinsky constant Cs in large eddy simulations. These results are in agreement with earlier results on pressure driven turbulent channels. We further investigate the nature of the large-scale coherent motions by computing upper and lower-branch nonlinear steady solutions of the filtered (LES) equations with a Newton-Krylov solver,and find that they are connected by a saddle-node bifurcation at large values of Cs. Upper branch solutions for the filtered large scale motions a...

  6. Roll/streak Structure Instability Induced by Free-stream Turbulence in Couette Flow

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    Farrell, Brian; Ioannou, Petros; Nikolaidis, Marios

    2016-11-01

    Statistical state dynamics (SSD) provides a new perspective for studying mechanisms underlying turbulence in shear flow including instabilities which arise intrinsically from interaction between coherent and incoherent components of the turbulence. Implementations of SSD in the form of a closure at second order is used in this work to analyze the instability emergent from the statistical interaction between coherent perturbations of roll/streak form and the incoherent free-stream turbulence in a minimal channel configuration of Couette flow. By perturbing the nonlinear SSD dynamics a new manifold of stable modes with roll/streak structure is shown to exist in the presence of small amplitude free-stream turbulence. With increase in a parameter controlling the free-stream turbulence energy, a member of this set of stable roll/streak structures is destabilized at a bifurcation and the associated roll/streak eigenmode is found to equilibrate at finite amplitude. The bifurcation structure predicted by the SSD roll/streak instability is reflected in both a closely related quasi-linear dynamical system, referred to as the restricted non-linear (RNL) system, and in DNS. This correspondence is further verified using ensemble implementations of the RNL and DNS systems.

  7. Turbulent transitions in the stable boundary layer: Couette and Poiseuille flow

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    Holdsworth, Amber M.; Monahan, Adam H.

    2016-11-01

    The stable boundary layer (SBL) can be classified into two distinct regimes. The weakly stable regime (WSBL) which occurs in the presence of moderate to strong pressure gradients or cloudy skies and is characterized by continuous turbulent mixing, and the very stable regime (VSBL) which occurs in the presence of weak pressure gradients or clear skies and turbulence weakens to the point of collapse. Modelling and observational results indicate that transitions from the WSBL to the VSBL occur when the maximum sustainable heat flux (MSHF), or shear capacity, is exceeded. The collapse of turbulence in the SBL is investigated using a one dimensional model of Couette flow with a constant heat flux. We show that the MSHF framework for predicting turbulent collapse is qualitatively robust to the choice of turbulence parameterization and extend these earlier stability analyses by numerically determining the unstable modes along the unstable branch. To explore transitions between the VSBL and the WSBL we extend the model to include a horizontal pressure gradient and a surface radiation scheme. Analysis of the Poiseuille flow demonstrates how the idealized energy/momentum budget model with parameterized turbulence can reproduce the regime transitions present in atmospheric data. We acknowledge support from NSERC and the computing facilities of Westgrid and Compute Canada.

  8. Normal Solutions of the Boltzmann Equation for Fourier and Couette Flow

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    Torczynski, J. R.

    2005-11-01

    Bird's Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method is used to simulate Fourier flow (uniform heat flux) and Couette flow (uniform shear stress) for highly nonequilibrium conditions. The gas is confined between two parallel, fully-accommodating walls at unequal temperatures with opposite tangential velocities. For small system Knudsen numbers, the solution is normal in the central region of the domain (outside the Knudsen layers). For small heat-flux Knudsen numbers, the normal solution exhibits Chapman-Enskog (CE) behavior. More specifically, excellent agreement is observed between the DSMC and CE thermal conductivity, viscosity, and Sonine-polynomial coefficients of the molecular velocity distribution function. At larger heat-flux Knudsen numbers, the normal solution systematically departs from the CE solution. Under these conditions, the DSMC results for Maxwell molecules are in excellent agreement with the exact solution of Santos and co-workers, and the DSMC results for hard-sphere molecules exhibit similar trends. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  9. Nonlinear waves in stratified Taylor--Couette flow. Part 2. Buoyancy flux

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    Leclercq, Colin; Caulfield, Colm-Cille P; Dalziel, Stuart B; Linden, Paul F

    2016-01-01

    This paper is the second part of a two-fold study of mixing, i.e. the formation of layers and upwelling of buoyancy, in axially stratified Taylor--Couette flow, with fixed outer cylinder. In a first paper, we showed that the dynamics of the flow was dominated by coherent structures made of a superposition of nonlinear waves. (Mixed)-ribbons and (mixed)-cross-spirals are generated by interactions between a pair of linearly unstable helical modes of opposite `handedness', and appear to be responsible for the formation of well-mixed layers and sharp density interfaces. In this paper, we show that these structures are also fully accountable for the upwards buoyancy flux in the simulations. The mechanism by which this occurs is a positive coupling between the density and vertical velocity components of the most energetic waves. This coupling is primarily caused by diffusion of density at low Schmidt number Sc, but can also be a nonlinear effect at larger Sc. Turbulence was found to contribute negatively to the buo...

  10. On the growth of laminar-turbulent patterns in plane Couette flow

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    Manneville, Paul

    2012-01-01

    The growth of laminar-turbulent band patterns in plane Couette flow is studied in the vicinity of the global stability threshold R_g below which laminar flow ultimately prevails. Appropriately tailored direct numerical simulations are performed to manage systems extended enough to accommodate several bands. The initial state or germ is an oblique turbulent patch of limited extent. The growth is seen to result from several competing processes: (i) nucleation of turbulent patches close to or at the extremities of already formed band segments, with the same obliquity as the germ or the opposite one, and (ii) turbulence collapse similar to gap formation for band decay. Growth into a labyrinthine pattern is observed as soon as spanwise expansion is effective. An ideally aligned pattern is usually obtained at the end of a long and gradual regularisation stage when R is large enough. Stable isolated bands can be observed slightly above R_g. When growth rates are not large enough, the germ decays at the end of a long...

  11. Axisymmetry vs. nonaxisymmetry of hydromagnetic Taylor-Couette flows with axial electric currents

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    Gellert, M; Rüdiger, G

    2013-01-01

    The stability of a Taylor-Couette flow with resting outer cylinder under the influence of a homogeneous axial electric current is investigated. In the linear theory the critical Reynolds number for axisymmetric perturbations Re=68 is not influenced by the current-induced magnetic field but all the axisymmetric magnetic perturbations decay. The nonaxisymmetric perturbations with |m|=1 are excited even without rotation for large enough Hartmann numbers ('Tayler Instability') but the growth rate increases with Reynolds number. In the nonlinear regime shear energy is pumped into the neighboring modes m=0 and |m|=2. The ratio q of the energy of the magnetic |m|=1 modes and the toroidal background field is very small for the pure (non-rotating) Tayler instability and grows strongly if differential rotation is present. For super-Alfv\\'enic rotation the energy in the |m|=1 modes of flow and field are in equipartition, with about 1% of the centrifugal energy of the inner cylinder. If the electric current is strong eno...

  12. Asymptotic theory of neutral stability of the Couette flow of a vibrationally excited gas

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    Grigor'ev, Yu. N.; Ershov, I. V.

    2017-01-01

    An asymptotic theory of the neutral stability curve for a supersonic plane Couette flow of a vibrationally excited gas is developed. The initial mathematical model consists of equations of two-temperature viscous gas dynamics, which are used to derive a spectral problem for a linear system of eighth-order ordinary differential equations within the framework of the classical linear stability theory. Unified transformations of the system for all shear flows are performed in accordance with the classical Lin scheme. The problem is reduced to an algebraic secular equation with separation into the "inviscid" and "viscous" parts, which is solved numerically. It is shown that the thus-calculated neutral stability curves agree well with the previously obtained results of the direct numerical solution of the original spectral problem. In particular, the critical Reynolds number increases with excitation enhancement, and the neutral stability curve is shifted toward the domain of higher wave numbers. This is also confirmed by means of solving an asymptotic equation for the critical Reynolds number at the Mach number M ≤ 4.

  13. Laminar forced convection with viscous dissipation in a Couette-Poiseuille flow between parallel plates

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    Aydin, Orhan; Avci, Mete [Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon (Turkey). Department of Mechanical Engineering

    2006-08-15

    In this study, analytical solutions are obtained to predict laminar heat-convection in a Couette-Poiseuille flow between two plane parallel plates with a simultaneous pressure gradient and an axial movement of the upper plate. A Newtonian fluid with constant properties is considered with an emphasis on the viscous-dissipation effect. Both hydrodynamically and thermally fully-developed flow cases are investigated. The axial heat-conduction in the fluid is neglected. Two different orientations of the thermal boundary-conditions are considered: the constant heat-flux at the upper plate with an adiabatic lower plate (Case A) and the constant heat-flux at the lower plate with an adiabatic upper plate (Case B). For different values of the relative velocity of the upper plate, the effect of the modified Brinkman number on the temperature distribution and the Nusselt number are discussed. Comparison of the present analytical results for a special case with those available in the literature indicates an excellent agreement. (author)

  14. Direct numerical simulation of Taylor-Couette flow subjected to a radial temperature gradient

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    Teng, Hao; Liu, Nansheng, E-mail: lns@ustc.edu.cn; Lu, Xiyun [Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Khomami, Bamin, E-mail: bkhomami@utk.edu [Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States)

    2015-12-15

    Direct numerical simulations have been performed to study the Taylor-Couette (TC) flow between two rotating, coaxial cylinders in the presence of a radial temperature gradient. Specifically, the influence of the buoyant force and the outer cylinder rotation on the turbulent TC flow system with the radius ratio η = 0.912 was examined. For the co-rotating TC flows with Re{sub i} (inner cylinder) =1000 and Re{sub o} (outer cylinder) =100, a transition pathway to highly turbulent flows is realized by increasing σ, a parameter signifying the ratio of buoyant to inertial force. This nonlinear flow transition involves four intriguing states that emerge in sequence as chaotic wavy vortex flow for σ = 0, wavy interpenetrating spiral flows for σ = 0.02 and 0.05, intermittent turbulent spirals for σ = 0.1 and 0.2, and turbulent spirals for σ = 0.4. Overall, the fluid motion changes from a centrifugally driven flow regime characterized by large-scale wavy Taylor vortices (TVs) to a buoyancy-dominated flow regime characterized by small-scale turbulent vortices. Commensurate changes in turbulence statistics and heat transfer are seen as a result of the weakening of large-scale TV circulations and enhancement of turbulent motions. Additionally, the influence of variation of the outer cylinder rotation, −500 < Re{sub o} < 500 in presence of buoyancy (σ = 0.1) with Re{sub i} = 1000, has been considered. Specifically, it is demonstrated that this variation strongly influences the azimuthal and axial mean flows with a weaker influence on the fluctuating fluid motions. Of special interest, here are the turbulent dynamics near the outer wall where a marked decrease of turbulence intensity and a sign inversion of the Reynolds stress R{sub rz} are observed for the strongly counter-rotating regimes (Re{sub o} = − 300 and −500). To this end, it has been shown that the underlying flow physics for this drastic modification are associated with the modification of the correlation

  15. A spectral numerical method for the Navier-Stokes equations with applications to Taylor-Couette flow

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    Moser, R. D.; Moin, P.; Leonard, A.

    1983-01-01

    A new spectral method for solving the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in a plane channel and between concentric cylinders is presented. The method uses spectral expansions which inherently satisfy the boundary conditions and the continuity equation and yield banded matrices which are efficiently solved at each time step. In addition, the number of dependent variables is reduced, resulting in a reduction in computer memory requirements. Several test problems have been computed for the channel flow and for flow between concentric cylinders, including Taylor-Couette flow with axisymmetric Taylor vortices and wavy vortices. In all cases, agreement with available experimental and theoretical results is very good.

  16. Mechanical and statistical study of the laminar hole formation in transitional plane Couette flow

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    Rolland, Joran

    2015-01-01

    This article is concerned with the numerical study and modelling of two aspects the formation of laminar holes in transitional turbulence of plane Couette flow (PCF). On the one hand, we consider quenches: sudden decreases of the Reynolds number R which force the formation of holes. The Reynolds number is decreased from featureless turbulence to the range of existence of the oblique laminar-turbulent bands [Rg;Rt]. The successive stages of the quench are studied by means of visualisations and measurements of kinetic energy and turbulent fraction. The behaviour of the kinetic energy is explained using a kinetic energy budget: it shows that viscosity causes quasi modal decay until lift-up equals it and creates a new balance. Moreover, the budget confirms that the physical mechanisms at play are independent of the way the quench is performed. On the other hand we consider the natural formation of laminar holes in the bands, near Rg. The Direct Numerical simulations (DNS) show that holes in the turbulent bands pr...

  17. Turbulent plane Poiseuille-Couette flow as a model for fluid slip over superhydrophobic surfaces

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    Nguyen, Quoc T.; Papavassiliou, Dimitrios V.

    2013-12-01

    In this study, plane Poiseuille-Couette flow is simulated as a model for specified streamwise slip on one of the channel walls. The relative velocity between the two walls is set to be 1, 2, and 4 in viscous wall units. This is equivalent to the presence of a superhydrophobic surface at one of the channel walls that causes fluid to slip on the boundary. The results show that the streamwise slip forces turbulence in the near-wall region to tend towards a limiting one-component state. This leads to the suppression of small scale turbulence and laminarization close to the wall and then to drag reduction. The selective weakening of the streamwise vorticity close the wall and the observed decrease of turbulence kinetic energy production can then be considered as a consequence of this effect. Changes in the coherent structures, including a decrease of sweep events and increase of ejection events close to the wall where slip occurs, are also observed.

  18. Marginally stable and turbulent boundary layers in low-curvature Taylor-Couette flow

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    Brauckmann, Hannes J

    2016-01-01

    Marginal stability arguments are used to describe the rotation-number dependence of torque in Taylor-Couette (TC) flow for radius ratios $\\eta \\geq 0.9$ and shear Reynolds number $Re_S=2\\times 10^4$. With an approximate representation of the mean profile by piecewise linear functions, characterized by the boundary-layer thicknesses at the inner and outer cylinder and the angular momentum in the center, profiles and torques are extracted from the requirement that the boundary layers represent marginally stable TC subsystems and that the torque at the inner and outer cylinder coincide. This model then explains the broad shoulder in the torque as a function of rotation number near $R_\\Omega\\approx 0.2$. For rotation numbers $R_\\Omega < 0.07$ the TC stability conditions predict boundary layers in which shear Reynolds numbers are very large. Assuming that the TC instability is bypassed by some shear instability, a second maximum in torque appears, in very good agreement with numerical simulations. The results s...

  19. Turbulent magnetic Prandtl numbers obtained with MHD Taylor-Couette flow experiments

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    Gellert, M

    2008-01-01

    The stability problem of MHD Taylor-Couette flows with toroidal magnetic fields is considered in dependence on the magnetic Prandtl number. Only the most uniform (but not current-free) field with B\\_in = B\\_out has been considered. For high enough Hartmann numbers the toroidal field is always unstable. Rigid rotation, however, stabilizes the magnetic (kink-)instability. The axial current which drives the instability is reduced by the electromotive force induced by the instability itself. Numerical simulations are presented to probe this effect as a possibility to measure the turbulent conductivity in a laboratory. It is shown numerically that in a sodium experiment (without rotation) an eddy diffusivity 4 times the molecular diffusivity appears resulting in a potential difference of ~34 mV/m. If the cylinders are rotating then also the eddy viscosity can be measured. Nonlinear simulations of the instability lead to a turbulent magnetic Prandtl number of 2.1 for a molecular magnetic Prandtl number of 0.01. The...

  20. Taylor-Couette turbulence at radius ratio $\\eta=0.5$: scaling, flow structures and plumes

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    van der Veen, Roeland C A; Merbold, Sebastian; Harlander, Uwe; Egbers, Christoph; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2015-01-01

    Using high-resolution particle image velocimetry we measure velocity profiles, the wind Reynolds number and characteristics of turbulent plumes in Taylor-Couette flow for a radius ratio of 0.5 and Taylor number of up to $6.2\\cdot10^9$. The extracted angular velocity profiles follow a log-law more closely than the azimuthal velocity profiles due to the strong curvature of this $\\eta=0.5$ setup. The scaling of the wind Reynolds number with the Taylor number agrees with the theoretically predicted 3/7-scaling for the classical turbulent regime, which is much more pronounced than for the well-explored $\\eta=0.71$ case, for which the ultimate regime sets in at much lower Ta. By measuring at varying axial positions, roll structures are found for counter-rotation while no clear coherent structures are seen for pure inner cylinder rotation. In addition, turbulent plumes coming from the inner and outer cylinder are investigated. For pure inner cylinder rotation, the plumes in the radial velocity move away from the inn...

  1. Capturing nonlinear dynamics of two-fluid Couette flows with asymptotic models

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    Papageorgiou, Demetrios; Cimpeanu, Radu; Kalogirou, Anna; Keaveny, Eric

    2016-11-01

    The nonlinear stability of two-fluid Couette flows is studied using a novel evolution equation whose dynamics are validated by direct numerical simulations (DNS). The evolution equation incorporates inertial effects at arbitrary Reynolds numbers through a nonlocal term arising from the coupling between the two fluid regions, and is valid when one of the layers is thin. The equation predicts asymmetric solutions and exhibits bistability as seen in experiments. Related low-inertia models have been used in qualitative predictions using ad hoc modifications rather than the direct comparisons carried out here. Comparisons between model solutions and DNS show excellent agreement at Reynolds numbers of O (103) found in experiments. Direct comparisons are also made with the available experimental results of Barthelet et al. (1995) when the thin layer occupies 1 / 5 of the channel height. Pointwise comparisons of the travelling wave shapes are carried out and once again the agreement is very good. EPSRC Grant Numbers EP/K041134 and EP/L020564.

  2. System Size Dependence of Finite-Amplitude Thresholds for Transition to Turbulence in Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Borrero-Echeverrry, Daniel; Morrison, Benjamin; Peairs, Evan

    2015-11-01

    Despite centuries of study, fluid dynamicists are still unable to explain why a large class of flows, including pipe flow and plane Couette flow, become turbulent. Hydrodynamic stability theory predicts these flows should be stable to infinitesimal perturbations, which means finite-amplitude perturbations need to be applied to destabilize them. We present the results of a series of experiments studying such subcritical transitions to turbulence in linearly-stable configurations of Taylor-Couette flow. In particular, we discuss how the stability of these flows depends on the size and duration of the applied perturbation as the aspect ratio of the experimental apparatus is varied. We show that for experimental configurations where the end caps rotate with the outer cylinder, the stability of the flow is enhanced at small aspect ratios. We find that at sufficiently high Reynolds numbers, perturbations must exceed a critical amplitude before the transition to turbulence can be triggered. The scaling of this threshold with Re appears to be different than that which has been reported for other linearly-stable shear flows. This work was supported by Reed College's Summer Scholarship Fund, the James Borders Physics Student Fellowship, and the Reed College Science Research Fellowship. We also thank H.L. Swinney, who kindly donated the apparatus used in these experiments.

  3. Effect of roll number on the statistics of turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Ostilla-Mónico, Rodolfo; Lohse, Detlef; Verzicco, Roberto

    2016-09-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations in large computational domains has been performed in order to probe the spatial feature robustness of the Taylor rolls in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow. The latter is the flow between two coaxial independently rotating cylinders of radius ri and ro, respectively. Large axial aspect ratios Γ =7 -8 [with Γ =L /(ro-ri) , and L the axial length of the domain] and a simulation with Γ =14 were used in order to allow the system to select the most unstable wave number and to possibly develop multiple states. The radius ratio was taken as η =ri/ro=0.909 , the inner cylinder Reynolds number was fixed to Rei=3.4 ×104 , and the outer cylinder was kept stationary, resulting in a frictional Reynolds number of Reτ≈500 , except for the Γ =14 simulation where Rei=1.5 ×104 and Reτ≈240 . The large-scale rolls were found to remain axially pinned for all simulations. Depending on the initial conditions, stable solutions with different number of rolls nr and roll wavelength λz were found for Γ =7 . The effect of λz and nr on the statistics was quantified. The torque and mean flow statistics were found to be independent of both λz and nr, while the velocity fluctuations and energy spectra showed some box-size dependence. Finally, the axial velocity spectra were found to have a very sharp dropoff for wavelengths larger than λz, while for the small wavelengths they collapse.

  4. A photosynthetic rotating annular bioreactor (Taylor-Couette type flow) for phototrophic biofilm cultures.

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    Paule, A; Lauga, B; Ten-Hage, L; Morchain, J; Duran, R; Paul, E; Rols, J L

    2011-11-15

    In their natural environment, the structure and functioning of microbial communities from river phototrophic biofilms are driven by biotic and abiotic factors. An understanding of the mechanisms that mediate the community structure, its dynamics and the biological succession processes during phototrophic biofilm development can be gained using laboratory-scale systems operating with controlled parameters. For this purpose, we present the design and description of a new prototype of a rotating annular bioreactor (RAB) (Taylor-Couette type flow, liquid working volume of 5.04 L) specifically adapted for the cultivation and investigation of phototrophic biofilms. The innovation lies in the presence of a modular source of light inside of the system, with the biofilm colonization and development taking place on the stationary outer cylinder (onto 32 removable polyethylene plates). The biofilm cultures were investigated under controlled turbulent flowing conditions and nutrients were provided using a synthetic medium (tap water supplemented with nitrate, phosphate and silica) to favour the biofilm growth. The hydrodynamic features of the water flow were characterized using a tracer method, showing behaviour corresponding to a completely mixed reactor. Shear stress forces on the surface of plates were also quantified by computer simulations and correlated with the rotational speed of the inner cylinder. Two phototrophic biofilm development experiments were performed for periods of 6.7 and 7 weeks with different inoculation procedures and illumination intensities. For both experiments, biofilm biomasses exhibited linear growth kinetics and produced 4.2 and 2.4 mg cm(-)² of ash-free dry matter. Algal and bacterial community structures were assessed by microscopy and T-RFLP, respectively, and the two experiments were different but revealed similar temporal dynamics. Our study confirmed the performance and multipurpose nature of such an innovative photosynthetic bioreactor

  5. Stochastic analysis of the time evolution of laminar-turbulent bands of plane Couette flow.

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    Rolland, Joran

    2015-11-01

    This article is concerned with the time evolution of the oblique laminar-turbulent bands of transitional plane Couette flow under the influence of turbulent noise. Our study is focused on the amplitude of modulation of turbulence (the bands). In order to guide the numerical study of the flow, we first perform an analytical and numerical analysis of a Stochastic Ginzburg-Landau (GL) equation for a complex order parameter. The modulus of this order parameter models the amplitude of modulation of turbulence. Firstly, we compute the autocorrelation function of said modulus once the band is established. Secondly, we perform a calculation of average and fluctuations around the exponential growth of the order parameter. This type of analysis is similar to the Stochastic Structural Stability Theory (S3T). We then perform numerical simulations of the Navier-Stokes equations in order to confront these predictions with the actual behaviour of the bands. Computation of the autocorrelation function of the modulation of turbulence shows quantitative agreement with the model: in the established band regime, the amplitude of modulation follows an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. In order to test the S3T predictions, we perform quench experiments, sudden decreases of the Reynolds number from uniform turbulence, in which modulation appears. We compute the average evolution of the amplitude of modulation and the fluctuations around it. We find good agreement between numerics and modeling. The average trajectory grows exponentially, at a rate clearly smaller than that of the formation of laminar holes. Meanwhile, the actual time evolution remains in a flaring envelope, centered on the average, and expanding at the same rate. These results provide further validation of the stochastic modeling for the time evolution of the bands for further studies. Besides, they stress on the difference between the oblique band formation and the formation of laminar holes.

  6. Heat transport in Rayleigh-Bénard convection and angular momentum transport in Taylor-Couette flow: a comparative study

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    Brauckmann, Hannes J.; Eckhardt, Bruno; Schumacher, Jörg

    2017-03-01

    Rayleigh-Bénard convection and Taylor-Couette flow are two canonical flows that have many properties in common. We here compare the two flows in detail for parameter values where the Nusselt numbers, i.e. the thermal transport and the angular momentum transport normalized by the corresponding laminar values, coincide. We study turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection in air at Rayleigh number Ra=107 and Taylor-Couette flow at shear Reynolds number ReS=2×104 for two different mean rotation rates but the same Nusselt numbers. For individual pairwise related fields and convective currents, we compare the probability density functions normalized by the corresponding root mean square values and taken at different distances from the wall. We find one rotation number for which there is very good agreement between the mean profiles of the two corresponding quantities temperature and angular momentum. Similarly, there is good agreement between the fluctuations in temperature and velocity components. For the heat and angular momentum currents, there are differences in the fluctuations outside the boundary layers that increase with overall rotation and can be related to differences in the flow structures in the boundary layer and in the bulk. The study extends the similarities between the two flows from global quantities to local quantities and reveals the effects of rotation on the transport.

  7. Heat transport in Rayleigh-Benard convection and angular momentum transport in Taylor-Couette flow: a comparative study

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    Brauckmann, Hannes; Schumacher, Joerg

    2016-01-01

    Rayleigh-Benard convection and Taylor-Couette flow are two canonical flows that have many properties in common. We here compare the two flows in detail for parameter values where the Nusselt numbers, i.e. the thermal transport and the angular momentum transport normalized by the corresponding laminar values, coincide. We study turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection in air at Rayleigh number Ra=1e7 and Taylor-Couette flow at shear Reynolds number Re_S=2e4 for two different mean rotation rates but the same Nusselt numbers. For individual pairwise related fields and convective currents, we compare the probability density functions normalized by the corresponding root mean square values and taken at different distances from the wall. We find one rotation number for which there is very good agreement between the mean profiles of the two corresponding quantities temperature and angular momentum. Similarly, there is good agreement between the fluctuations in temperature and velocity components. For the heat and angula...

  8. Experimental investigation of geometry on torque hysteresis behaviour of Taylor-Couette flow

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    Gul, M.; Elsinga, G.E.; Westerweel, J.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the effect of the Taylor-Couette geometry, namely the aspect ratio, Γ, and the gap width ratio, ƞ, on the torque hysteresis reported by [1]. Measurements were taken at two shear Reynolds numbers, Re s, of 5.5x10⁴ and 9x10⁴.The torque was recorded while decreasing or increasin

  9. Instability of the roll-streak structure induced by background turbulence in pretransitional Couette flow

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    Farrell, Brian F.; Ioannou, Petros J.; Nikolaidis, Marios-Andreas

    2017-03-01

    Although the roll-streak structure is ubiquitous in both observations and simulations of pretransitional wall-bounded shear flow, this structure is linearly stable if the idealization of laminar flow is made. Lacking an instability, the large transient growth of the roll-streak structure has been invoked to explain its appearance as resulting from chance occurrence in the background turbulence of perturbations configured to optimally excite it. However, there is an alternative interpretation for the role of free-stream turbulence in the genesis of the roll-streak structure, which is that the background turbulence interacts with the roll-streak structure to destabilize it. Statistical state dynamics (SSD) provides analysis methods for studying instabilities of this type that arise from interaction between the coherent and incoherent components of turbulence. SSD in the form of a closure at second order is used in this work to analyze the cooperative eigenmodes arising from interaction between the coherent streamwise invariant component and the incoherent background component of turbulence. In pretransitional Couette flow a manifold of stable modes with roll-streak form is found to exist in the presence of low-intensity background turbulence. The least stable mode of this manifold is destabilized at a critical value of a parameter controlling the background turbulence intensity and a finite-amplitude roll-streak structure arises from this instability through a bifurcation in this parameter. Although this bifurcation has analytical expression only in the infinite ensemble formulation of second order SSD, referred in this work as the S3T system, it is closely reflected in numerical simulations of both the dynamically similar quasilinear system, referred to as the restricted nonlinear (RNL) system, as well as in the full Navier-Stokes equations. This correspondence is verified using ensemble implementations of the RNL system and the Navier-Stokes equations. The S3T

  10. Poiseuille, thermal creep and Couette flow: results based on the CES model of the linearized Boltzmann equation

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    Siewert, C.E. [North Carolina State Univ., Dept. Mathematics, Raleigh, NC (United States)

    2002-10-01

    A synthetic-kernel model (CES model) of the linearized Boltzmann equation is used along with an analytical discrete-ordinates method (ADO) to solve three fundamental problems concerning flow of a rarefied gas in a plane channel. More specifically, the problems of Couette flow, Poiseuille flow and thermal-creep flow are solved in terms of the CES model equation for an arbitrary mixture of specular and diffuse reflection at the walls confining the flow, and numerical results for the basic quantities of interest are reported. The comparisons made with results derived from solutions based on computationally intensive methods applied to the linearized Boltzmann equation are used to conclude that the CES model can be employed with confidence to improve the accuracy of results available from simpler approximations such as the BGK model or the S model. (author)

  11. Hemolysis in a laminar flow-through Couette shearing device: an experimental study.

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    Boehning, Fiete; Mejia, Tzahiry; Schmitz-Rode, Thomas; Steinseifer, Ulrich

    2014-09-01

    Reducing hemolysis has been one of the major goals of rotary blood pump development and in the investigational phase, the capability of hemolysis estimation for areas of elevated shear stresses is valuable. The degree of hemolysis is determined by the amplitude of shear stress and the exposure time, but to date, the exact hemolytic behavior at elevated shear stresses and potential thresholds for subcritical shear exposure remain vague. This study provides experimental hemolysis data for a set of shear stresses and exposure times to allow better estimations of hemolysis for blood exposed to elevated shearing. Heparinized porcine blood with a hematocrit of 40% was mechanically damaged in a flow-through laminar Couette shear flow at a temperature of 23°C. Four levels of shear stress, 24, 592, 702, and 842 Pa, were replicated at two exposure times, 54 and 873 ms. For the calculation of the shear stresses, an apparent viscosity of 5 mPas was used, which was verified in an additional measurement of the blood viscosity. The hemolysis measurements were repeated four times, whereby all conditions were measured once within the same day and with blood from the same source. Samples were taken at the inlet and outlet of the shear region and an increase in plasma-free hemoglobin was measured. An index of hemolysis (IH) was thereby calculated giving the ratio of free to total hemoglobin. The results are compared with data from previously published studies using a similar shearing device. Hemolysis was found to increase exponentially with shear stress, but high standard deviations existed at measurements with elevated IH. At short exposure times, the IH remained low at under 0.5% for all shear stress levels. For high exposure times, the IH increased from 0.84% at 592 Pa up to 3.57% at the highest shear stress level. Hemolysis was significant for shear stresses above ∼600 Pa at the high exposure time of 873 ms. Copyright © 2014 International Center for Artificial

  12. Large eddy simulations of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flows in a narrow-gap system

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    Poncet, Sébastien; Viazzo, Stéphane; Oguic, Romain

    2014-10-01

    The present paper concerns Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) of turbulent Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flows in a narrow-gap cavity for six different combinations of rotational and axial Reynolds numbers. The in-house numerical code has been first validated in a middle-gap cavity. Two sets of refined LES results, using the Wall-Adapting Local Eddy Viscosity (WALE) and the Dynamic Smagorinsky subgrid-scale models available within an in-house code based on high-order compact schemes, have been then compared with no noticeable difference on the mean flow field and the turbulent statistics. The WALE model enabling a saving of about 12% of computational effort has been finally used to investigate the influence on the hydrodynamics of the swirl parameter N within the range [1.49 - 6.71]. The swirl parameter N, which compares the effects of rotation of the inner cylinder and the axial flowrate, does not influence significantly the mean velocity profiles. Turbulence intensities are enhanced with increasing values of N with remarkably high peak values within the boundary layers. The inner rotating cylinder has a destabilizing effect inducing asymmetric profiles of the Reynolds stress tensor components. The rotor and stator boundary layers exhibit the main characteristics of two-dimensional boundary layers. Turbulence is also mainly at two-component there. Thin coherent structures appearing as negative (resp. positive) spiral rolls are observed along the rotor (resp. stator) side. Their inclination angle depends strongly on the value of the swirl parameter, which fixes the intensity of the crossflow. On the other hand, the intensity and the size of the coherent structures observed within the boundary layers are governed by the effective Reynolds number. For its highest value, they penetrate the whole gap. Finally, the results have been extended to the non-isothermal case in the forced convection regime. A correlation for the Nusselt number along the rotor has been provided showing a

  13. Influence of fluid thermal sensitivity on the thermo-mechanical stability of the Taylor-Couette flow

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    Thomas, D. G.; Sureshkumar, R.; Khomami, B.

    2003-11-01

    Recent theoretical [Al-Mubaiyedh et al., Phys. Fluids 11, 3217 (1999); J. Fluid Mech. 462, 111 (2002)] and experimental [White and Muller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5130 (2000); J. Fluid Mech. 462, 133 (2002)] studies have revealed that viscous heating causes significant destabilization of the Taylor-Couette flow of highly viscous and thermally sensitive fluids. In this work, the roles of thermal sensitivity of fluid properties and co-rotation on the thermo-mechanical stability of Taylor-Couette flow are investigated theoretically. In turn, our theoretical findings are compared with the recent experimental ones by White and Muller [Phys. Fluids 14, 3880 (2002)]. It is shown that a finite gap temperature is necessary to predict the time-dependent transitions observed in the experiments. A universal scaling between the critical Reynolds number and the Nahme number is obtained for intermediate values of Nahme number ranging from 0.01 to 1.0. Studies are also performed to determine the influence of co-rotation of the outer cylinder relative to the inner one on the thermo-mechanical stability. Overall, a very favorable comparison between theoretical and experimental results is obtained.

  14. Formation of spanwise vorticy in oblique turbulent bands of transitional plane Couette flow, part 1: Numerical experiments

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    Rolland, Joran

    2014-01-01

    This article investigates the formation of spanwise vorticity in the velocity streaks of the oblique laminar- turbulent bands of plane Couette flow (PCF) by mean of Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS). The spanwise vorticity is created by a roll-up type development of the streamwise-wall normal shear layer of the velocity streaks. It is advected by the large scale flow along the bands. We propose a criterion on spanwise vorticity which detects these events in order to perform systematic measurements. Beside of the streamwise and spanwise correlation lengths of the rolls, their advection velocity is measured and shown to match the large scale flow along the band near the turbulent region. Eventually, we discuss the possible relation between ejection of vorticity away from the bands near the laminar region and the size of said laminar region.

  15. Azimuthal velocity profiles in Rayleigh-stable Taylor-Couette flow and implied axial angular momentum transport

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    Nordsiek, Freja; van der Veen, Roeland C A; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef; Lathrop, Daniel P

    2014-01-01

    Azimuthal velocity profiles were measured in a Taylor-Couette apparatus, which has been used as a model of stellar and planetary accretion disks. The apparatus has a cylinder radius ratio of $\\eta = 0.7158$, an aspect-ratio of $\\Gamma = 11.74$, and axial boundaries attached to the outer cylinder --- known to have significant Ekman pumping. We investigated angular momentum transport and Ekman pumping in the Rayleigh-stable regime. The regime is linearly stable and is characterized by radially increasing specific angular momentum. We measured several Rayleigh-stable profiles for shear Reynolds numbers $Re_S \\sim O\\left(10^5\\right) \\,$, both for $\\Omega_i > \\Omega_o > 0$ (quasi-Keplerian regime) and $\\Omega_o > \\Omega_i > 0$ (sub-rotating regime) where $\\Omega_{i,o}$ is the inner/outer cylinder rotation rate. None of the velocity profiles matched the non-vortical laminar Taylor-Couette profile. The deviation from that profile increased as solid-body rotation was approached at fixed $Re_S$. Flow super-rotation, a...

  16. The Effects of Varying Horizontal Boundary Conditions on the Momentum Distribution and Subcritical Turbulent Transition within Taylor-Couette Flow

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    McDonald, K. R.; Czarnocki, C. J.; Burin, M. J.

    2010-11-01

    We have experimentally investigated the momentum distribution and transition to turbulence within a high curvature (radii ratio of 0.55), low aspect ratio (height/gap of 6.3) Taylor-Couette flow using three different horizontal boundary conditions. End-caps between the two cylinders were wholly coupled to either the inner or outer cylinder, or otherwise split in half. By rotating only the outer cylinder we have obtained velocity data from fully cyclonic regimes using Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV). The subcritical transition to turbulence is clearly affected by the horizontal boundaries: end-caps that move with either cylinder yield a transition Reynolds number that is higher than when split. These results help clarify the role of secondary flows in the turbulent transition of this system, and also add to the early torque-based work of Wendt (1933) & Taylor (1936).

  17. Formation of spanwise vorticity in oblique turbulent bands of transitional plane Couette flow, part 2: modelling and stability analysis

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    Rolland, Joran

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a modelling of the formation of spanwise vorticity in the turbulent streaks of the oblique bands and spots of transitional plane Couette flow. A functional model is designed to mimic the coherent flow in the streaks. The control parameters of the model are extracted from Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) statistical data. A Reynolds stress is proposed to study the effect on the instability of this additional force maintaining the baseflow. Local (quasi-parallel) temporal stability analysis is performed on that model to investigate the linear development of the spanwise vorticity. Results show that average profiles, even if they have an inflection, are stable: the shear layers inside the velocity streaks are responsible for the vorticity formation. Emphasis is put on the convective or absolute nature of the instability, depending on the location in the band. This shows that a transition from a convective to an absolute instability occurs in the zone in between fully turbulent and laminar...

  18. Comment on "Investigation of simplified thermal expansion models for compressible Newtonian fluids applied to nonisothernal plane Couette and Poiseuille flows" by S. Bechtel et al

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    Pantokratoras, A

    2007-01-01

    In the above paper by Bechtel, Cai, Rooney and Wang, Physics of Fluids, 2004, 16, 3955-3974 six different theories of a Newtonian viscous fluid are investigated and compared, namely, the theory of a compressible Newtonian fluid, and five constitutive limits of this theory: the incompressible theory, the limit where density changes only due to changes in temperature, the limit where density changes only with changes in entropy, the limit where pressure is a function only of temperature, and the limit of pressure a function only of entropy. The six theories are compared through their ability to model two test problems: (i) steady flow between moving parallel isothermal planes separated by a fixed distance with no pressure gradient in the flow direction (Couette flow), and (ii) steady flow between stationary isothermal parallel planes with a pressure gradient (Poiseuille flow). The authors found, among other, that the incompressible theory admits solutions to these problems of the plane Couette/Poiseuille flow f...

  19. Effects of viscosity and conductivity stratification on the linear stability and transient growth within compressible Couette flow

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    Saikia, Bijaylakshmi; Ramachandran, Ashwin; Sinha, Krishnendu; Govindarajan, Rama

    2017-02-01

    Accurate prediction of laminar to turbulent transition in compressible flows is a challenging task, as it can be affected by a combination of factors. Compressibility causes large variations in thermodynamic as well as transport properties of a gas, which in turn are known to affect flow stability. We study the stratification of individual transport properties and their combined behavior. We also examine the effect of a change in the magnitude of viscosity and conductivity on flow stability. The Couette flow of a perfect gas is our model problem and both modal and non-modal analyses are carried out. We notice a large destabilizing role of the increase in the conductivity value and a dramatic stabilizing effect of mean viscosity stratification, over a range of free-stream Mach number, Reynolds number, Prandtl number, and disturbance wavenumber. In the combined case, viscosity stratification plays a dominant role. We find this to be the case for finite-time transient growth in the parameter regime below linear instability as well as asymptotically at large time. A budget of the transient growth energy amplification is also shown to identify the effects of transport properties on the constituents of perturbation energy. The extensive results presented in this paper, we believe should motivate those studying more realistic flows to examine how these contrasting effects of stratification come together.

  20. A Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Turbulent Couette Minimal Flow Unit

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    Smith, Edward

    2016-11-01

    What happens to turbulent motions below the Kolmogorov length scale? In order to explore this question, a 300 million molecule Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation is presented for the minimal Couette channel in which turbulence can be sustained. The regeneration cycle and turbulent statistics show excellent agreement to continuum based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) at Re=400. As MD requires only Newton's laws and a form of inter-molecular potential, it captures a much greater range of phenomena without requiring the assumptions of Newton's law of viscosity, thermodynamic equilibrium, fluid isotropy or the limitation of grid resolution. The fundamental nature of MD means it is uniquely placed to explore the nature of turbulent transport. A number of unique insights from MD are presented, including energy budgets, sub-grid turbulent energy spectra, probability density functions, Lagrangian statistics and fluid wall interactions. EPSRC Post Doctoral Prize Fellowship.

  1. Exploring the control parameter space for the transition to the ultimate regime of Taylor-Couette flow

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    Monico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Verzicco, Roberto; Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef

    2014-01-01

    DNS of Taylor-Couette flow (TC), i.e. the flow between two coaxial and independently rotating cylinders were performed. Shear Reynolds numbers of up to $3\\cdot10^5$, corresponding to Taylor numbers of $Ta=4.6\\cdot10^{10}$, were reached. Effective scaling laws for the torque are presented. The transition to the ultimate regime, in which asymptotic scaling laws for the torque are expected to hold up to arbitrarily high driving, is analysed for different radius ratios, different aspect ratios and different rotation ratios. It is shown that the transition is approximately independent of the aspect- and rotation- ratios, but depends significantly on the radius-ratio. We furthermore calculate the local angular velocity profiles and visualize different flow regimes that depend both on the shearing of the flow, and the Coriolis force originating from the outer cylinder rotation. Two main regimes are distinguished, based on the magnitude of the Coriolis force, namely the co-rotating and weakly counter-rotating regime ...

  2. Experimental investigation of liquid-liquid system drop size distribution in Taylor-Couette flow and its application in the CFD simulation

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    Farzad, Reza; Puttinger, Stefan; Pirker, Stefan; Schneiderbauer, Simon

    2016-11-01

    Liquid-liquid systems are widely used in the several industries such as food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and petroleum. Drop size distribution (DSD) plays a key role as it strongly affects the overall mass and heat transfer in the liquid-liquid systems. To understand the underlying mechanisms single drop breakup experiments have been done by several researchers in the Taylor-Couette flow; however, most of those studies concentrate on the laminar flow regime and therefore, there is no sufficient amount of data in the case of in turbulent flows. The well-defined pattern of the Taylor-Couette flow enables the possibility to investigate DSD as a function of the local fluid dynamic properties, such as shear rate, which is in contrast to more complex devices such as stirred tank reactors. This paper deals with the experimental investigation of liquid-liquid DSD in Taylor-Couette flow. From high speed camera images we found a simple correlation for the Sauter mean diameter as a function of the local shear employing image processing. It is shown that this correlation holds for different oil-in-water emulsions. Finally, this empirical correlation for the DSD is used as an input data for a CFD simulation to compute the local breakup of individual droplets in a stirred tank reactor.

  3. Deformation and orientation statistics of neutrally buoyant sub-Kolmogorov ellipsoidal droplets in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Spandan, Vamsi; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    The influence of the underlying flow topology on the shape and size of sub-Kolmogorov droplets dispersed in a turbulent flow is of considerable interest in many industrial and scientific applications. In this work we study the deformation and orientation statistics of sub-Kolmogorov droplets dispersed into a turbulent Taylor-Couette flow. Along with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of the carrier phase and Lagrangian tracking of the dispersed droplets, we solve a phenomenological equation proposed by Maffettone and Minale (\\emph{J. Fluid Mech.} 78, 227-241 (1998)) to track the shape evolution and orientation of approximately $10^5$ ellipsoidal droplets. By varying the capillary number $Ca$ and viscosity ratio $\\hat \\mu$ of the droplets we find that the droplets deform more with increasing capillary number $Ca$ and this effect is more pronounced in the boundary layer regions. This indicates that along with a capillary number effect there is also a strong correlation between spatial position and degree of def...

  4. Effects of Radiation and free Convection Currents on Unsteady Couette Flow between two Vertical Parallel Plates with Constant Heat flux and Heat Source Through Porous Medium

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    Damala Ch Kesavaiah

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The present study the free convection in unsteady Couette flow of a viscous incompressible fluid confined between two vertical parallel plates in the presence of thermal radiation with heat source in the presence of uniform magnetic field is presented. The flow is induced by means of Couette motion and free convection currents occurring as a result of application of constant heat flux on the wall with a uniform vertical motion in its own plane while constant temperature on the stationary wall. The fluid considered here is a gray, absorbing-emitting but non-scattering medium, and the Rosseland approximation is used to describe the radiative heat flux in the analysis. The dimensionless governing partial differential equations are solved by using regular perturbation technique. The results for the velocity, temperature and the skin-friction are shown graphically. The effects of different parameters are discussed.

  5. "Eppur \\emph{non} si muove": the effect of roll number on the statistics of turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Ostilla-Mónico, Rodolfo; Verzicco, Roberto

    2016-01-01

    A series of direct numerical simulations in large computational domains has been performed in order to probe the spatial feature robustness of the Taylor rolls in turbulent Taylor-Couette (TC) flow. The latter is the flow between two coaxial independently rotating cylinders of radius $r_i$ and $r_o$, respectivel. Large axial aspect ratios $\\Gamma = 7$-$8$ (with $\\Gamma = L/(r_o-r_i)$, and $L$ the axial length of the domain) were used in order to allow the system to select the most unstable wavenumber and to possibly develop multiple states. The radius ratio was taken as $\\eta=r_i/r_o=0.909$, the inner cylinder Reynolds number was fixed to $Re_i=3.4\\cdot10^4$, and the outer cylinder was kept stationary, resulting in a frictional Reynolds number of $Re_\\tau\\approx500$. The large-scale rolls were found to remain axially pinned for all simulations. Depending on the initial conditions, stable solutions with different number of rolls $n_r$ and roll wavelength $\\lambda_z$ were found for $\\Gamma=7$. The effect of $\\l...

  6. Direct Numerical Simulations of Local and Global Torque in Taylor-Couette Flow up to Re=30.000

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    Brauckmann, Hannes

    2015-01-01

    The torque in turbulent Taylor-Couette flows for shear Reynolds numbers Re_S up to 3x10^4 at various mean rotations is studied by means of direct numerical simulations for a radius ratio of \\eta=0.71. Convergence of simulations is tested using three criteria of which the agreement of dissipation values estimated from the torque and from the volume dissipation rate turns out to be most demanding. We evaluate the influence of Taylor vortex heights on the torque for a stationary outer cylinder and select a value of the aspect ratio of \\Gamma=2, close to the torque maximum. The connection between the torque and the transverse current J^\\omega of azimuthal motion which can be computed from the velocity field enables us to investigate the local transport resulting in the torque. The typical spatial distribution of the individual convective and viscous contributions to the local current is analysed for a turbulent flow case. To characterise the turbulent statistics of the transport, PDF's of local current fluctuatio...

  7. Deformation and orientation statistics of neutrally buoyant sub-Kolmogorov ellipsoidal droplets in turbulent Taylor-Couette flow

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    Spandan, Vamsi; Lohse, Detlef; Verzicco, Roberto

    2016-12-01

    The influence of the underlying flow topology on the shape and size of sub-Kolmogorov droplets dispersed in a turbulent flow is of considerable interest in many industrial and scientific applications. In this work we study the deformation and orientation statistics of sub-Kolmogorov droplets dispersed into a turbulent Taylor-Couette flow. Along with Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of the carrier phase and Lagrangian tracking of the dispersed droplets, we solve a phenomenological equation proposed by Maffettone and Minale (\\emph{J. Fluid Mech.} 78, 227-241 (1998)) to track the shape evolution and orientation of approximately $10^5$ ellipsoidal droplets. By varying the capillary number $Ca$ and viscosity ratio $\\hat \\mu$ of the droplets we find that the droplets deform more with increasing capillary number $Ca$ and this effect is more pronounced in the boundary layer regions. This indicates that along with a capillary number effect there is also a strong correlation between spatial position and degree of deformation of the droplet. Regardless of the capillary number $Ca$, the major-axis of the ellipsoids tends to align with the stream-wise direction and the extensional strain rate eigen direction in the boundary layer region while the distribution is highly isotropic in the bulk. When the viscosity ratio between the droplet and the carrier fluid is increased we find that there is no preferential stretched axis which is due to the increased influence of rotation over stretching and relaxation. Droplets in high viscosity ratio systems are thus less deformed and oblate (disk-like) as compared to highly deformed prolate (cigar-like) droplets in low viscosity ratio systems.

  8. Statistical state dynamics-based analysis of the physical mechanisms sustaining and regulating turbulence in Couette flow

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    Farrell, Brian F.; Ioannou, Petros J.

    2017-08-01

    This paper describes a study of the self-sustaining process in wall turbulence. The study is based on a second order statistical state dynamics model of Couette flow in which the state variables are the streamwise mean flow (first cumulant) and perturbation covariance (second cumulant). This statistical state dynamics model is closed by either setting the third cumulant to zero or by replacing it with a stochastic parametrization. Statistical state dynamics models with this form are referred to as S3T models. S3T models have been shown to self-sustain turbulence with a mean flow and second order perturbation structure similar to that obtained by direct numerical simulation of the equations of motion. The use of a statistical state dynamics model to study the physical mechanisms underlying turbulence has important advantages over the traditional approach of studying the dynamics of individual realizations of turbulence. One advantage is that the analytical structure of S3T statistical state dynamics models isolates the interaction between the mean flow and the perturbation components of the turbulence. Isolation of the interaction between these components reveals how this interaction underlies both the maintenance of the turbulence variance by transfer of energy from the externally driven flow to the perturbation components as well as the enforcement of the observed statistical mean turbulent state by feedback regulation between the mean and perturbation fields. Another advantage of studying turbulence using statistical state dynamics models of S3T form is that the analytical structure of S3T turbulence can be completely characterized. For example, the perturbation component of turbulence in the S3T system is demonstrably maintained by a parametric perturbation growth mechanism in which fluctuation of the mean flow maintains the perturbation field which in turn maintains the mean flow fluctuations in a synergistic interaction. Furthermore, the equilibrium

  9. Enhanced dissipation and inviscid damping in the inviscid limit of the Navier-Stokes equations near the 2D Couette flow

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    Bedrossian, Jacob; Masmoudi, Nader; Vicol, Vlad

    2014-01-01

    In this work we study the long time, inviscid limit of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations near the periodic Couette flow, and in particular, we confirm at the nonlinear level the qualitative behavior predicted by Kelvin's 1887 linear analysis. At high Reynolds number Re, we prove that the solution behaves qualitatively like 2D Euler for times t \\lesssim Re^(1/3), and in particular exhibits inviscid damping (e.g. the vorticity weakly approaches a shear flow). For times t \\gtrsim Re^(1/3), which is...

  10. Tomographic study of helical modes in bifurcating Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow using magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Moser, K W; Raguin, L G; Georgiadis, J G

    2001-07-01

    The quantitative visualization of flow in a wide-gap annulus (radius ratio 0.5) between concentric cylinders with the inner cylinder rotating and a superimposed axial flow reveals a novel mixed-mode state at relatively high flow rates. A fast magnetic resonance imaging sequence allows the cinematographic dissection and three-dimensional reconstruction of supercritical nonaxisymmetric modes in a regime where stationary helical and propagating toroidal vortices coexist. The findings shed light on symmetry-breaking instabilities, flow pattern selection, and their consequences for hydrodynamic mixing in a complex laminar flow that constitutes a celebrated prototype of many mixing or fractionation processes.

  11. Numerical study of bifurcation solutions of spherical Taylor-Couette flow

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    袁礼; 傅德薰; 马延文

    1996-01-01

    The steady bifurcation flows in a spherical gap (gap ratio =0.18) with rotating inner and stationary outer spheres are simulated numerically for Reciflows with 1 or 2 vortices per hemisphere for 775flows with 0, 1, or 2 vortices for 1 220flows at the same Reynolds number is related with different initial conditions which can be generated by different accelerations of the inner sphere. Generation of asro-or two-vortex flow depends mainly on the acceleration, but that of one-vortex flow also depends on the perturbation breaking the equatorial symmetry. The mechanism of development of a saddle point in the meridional plane at higher Re number and its role in the formation of two-vortex flow are analy2Ed.

  12. Three dimensional Couette flow and heat transfer through a porous medium with variable permeability

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    CHAUDHARYR.C.; SHARMAPawanKumar

    2003-01-01

    This paper reports research on the effects of variations in injection velocity and permeability on the heat transfer and flow through a highly porous medium between two horizontal parallel plates situated at constant distance with constant suction by the upper plate.Due to this type of variation in injection velocity and in permeability the flow becomes three dimensional.The governing equstions are solved by adopting complex variable notations to obtain the expressions for the velocity and temperature field.The skin-friction along the main flow direction and rate of heat transfer are discussed with the help of graphs.

  13. Azimuthal velocity profiles in Rayleigh-stable Taylor–Couette flow and implied axial angular momentum transport

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    Nordsiek, F.; Huisman, S.G.; Veen, van der R.C.A.; Sun, C.; Lohse, D.; Lathrop, D.P.

    2015-01-01

    We present azimuthal velocity profiles measured in a Taylor–Couette apparatus, which has been used as a model of stellar and planetary accretion disks. The apparatus has a cylinder radius ratio of ${\\it\\eta}=0.716$η=0.716, an aspect ratio of ${\\it\\Gamma}=11.74$Γ=11.74, and the plates closing the cyl

  14. The Twente turbulent Taylor–Couette (T3C) facility: Strongly turbulent (multiphase) flow between two independently rotating cylinders

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    Gils, Dennis P.M.; Bruggert, Gert-Wim; Lathrop, Daniel P.; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

    2011-01-01

    A new turbulent Taylor–Couette system consisting of two independently rotating cylinders has been constructed. The gap between the cylinders has a height of 0.927 m, an inner radius of 0.200 m, and a variable outer radius (from 0.279 to 0.220 m). The maximum angular rotation rates of the inner and o

  15. Experimental Investigation of the Free Surface Effect on the Conical Taylor-Couette Flow System

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    F. Yahi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to highlight the critical thresholds corresponding to the onset of different instabilities considered in the flow between two vertical coaxial cones with and without free surface. The inner cone is rotating and the outer one is maintained at rest. Both cones have the same apex angle Φ =12° giving a constant annular gap δ =d/R1max. The height of the fluid column is H=155mm and It can be progressively decreased for each studied case of the flow system. Two kinds of configurations are studied, small and large gap. The working fluid is assumed as Newtonian and having constant properties like density and viscosity within the range of the required experimental conditions. By means of visualization technique of the flow we have been able to show the different transition modes occurring in the conical flow system according to the aspect ratio and then the induced action of the free surface which introduces a delay in the onset of different instability modes. The obtained results in term of features and stability of the flow are compared to those of Wimmer and Noui-Mehidi.

  16. Worst-case amplification of disturbances in inertialess Couette flow of viscoelastic fluids

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    Lieu, Binh K; Kumar, Satish

    2013-01-01

    Amplification of deterministic disturbances in inertialess shear-driven channel flows of viscoelastic fluids is examined by analyzing the frequency responses from spatio-temporal body forces to the velocity and polymer stress fluctuations. In strongly elastic flows, we show that disturbances with large streamwise length scales may be significantly amplified even in the absence of inertia. For fluctuations without streamwise variations, we derive explicit analytical expressions for the dependence of the worst-case amplification (from different forcing to different velocity and polymer stress components) on the Weissenberg number ($We$), the maximum extensibility of the polymer chains ($L$), the viscosity ratio, and the spanwise wavenumber. For the Oldroyd-B model, the amplification of the most energetic components of velocity and polymer stress fields scales as $We^2$ and $We^4$. On the other hand, finite extensibility of polymer molecules limits the largest achievable amplification even in flows with infinite...

  17. ON INSTABILITY OF DILUTE FIBER SUSPENSIONS IN AN AXISYMMETRIC TAYLOR-COUETTE FLOW

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    WAN Zhan-hong; LIN Jian-zhong; LI Bing-ru

    2005-01-01

    A stability analysis of flow between two coaxial rotating cylinders in the presence of fibers was performed. Based on the axisymmetric normal mode for the disturbances, a modified stability equation was derived. Then the numerical solution of the eigenvalue problem about the equation was obtained using the fourth order finite difference scheme. The marginal curves that determine the instability property were drawn. The results show that the flow instability of the dilute fiber suspensions is governed by the aspect ratio of fiber H, the increment of H causes an increase of critical inner Reynolds number. The fiber additives effectively attenuate the instability of the flow, which is in agreement with those of related experiments.

  18. The Three-Dimensional Velocity Distribution of Wide Gap Taylor-Couette Flow Modelled by CFD

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    David Shina Adebayo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A numerical investigation is conducted for the flow between two concentric cylinders with a wide gap, relevant to bearing chamber applications. This wide gap configuration has received comparatively less attention than narrow gap journal bearing type geometries. The flow in the gap between an inner rotating cylinder and an outer stationary cylinder has been modelled as an incompressible flow using an implicit finite volume RANS scheme with the realisable k-ε model. The model flow is above the critical Taylor number at which axisymmetric counterrotating Taylor vortices are formed. The tangential velocity profiles at all axial locations are different from typical journal bearing applications, where the velocity profiles are quasilinear. The predicted results led to two significant findings of impact in rotating machinery operations. Firstly, the axial variation of the tangential velocity gradient induces an axially varying shear stress, resulting in local bands of enhanced work input to the working fluid. This is likely to cause unwanted heat transfer on the surface in high torque turbomachinery applications. Secondly, the radial inflow at the axial end-wall boundaries is likely to promote the transport of debris to the junction between the end-collar and the rotating cylinder, causing the build-up of fouling in the seal.

  19. Taylor-Couette flow control by amplitude variation of the inner cylinder cross-section oscillation

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    Oualli, Hamid; Mekadem, Mahmoud; Lebbi, Mohamed; Bouabdallah, Ahcene

    2015-07-01

    The hydrodynamic stability of a viscous fluid flow evolving in an annular space between a rotating inner cylinder with a periodically variable radius and an outer fixed cylinder is considered. The basic flow is axis-symmetric with two counter-rotating vortices each wavelength along the whole filled system length. The numerical simulations are implemented on the commercial Fluent software package, a finite-volume CFD code. It is aimed to make investigation of the early flow transition with assessment of the flow response to radial pulsatile motion superimposed to the inner cylinder cross-section as an extension of a previous developed work in Oualli et al. [H. Oualli, A. Lalaoua, S. Hanchi, A. Bouabdallah, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 61, 11102 (2013)] where a comparative controlling strategy is applied to the outer cylinder. The same basic system is considered with similar calculating parameters and procedure. In Oualli et al. [H. Oualli, A. Lalaoua, S. Hanchi, A. Bouabdallah, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 61, 11102 (2013)], it is concluded that for the actuated outer cylinder and relatively to the non-controlled case, the critical Taylor number, Tac1, characterizing the first instability onset illustrated by the piled Taylor vortices along the gap, increases substantially to reach a growing rate of 70% when the deforming amplitude is ɛ = 15%. Interestingly, when this controlling strategy is applied to the inner cylinder cross-section with a slight modification of the actuating law, this tendency completely inverts and the critical Taylor number decreases sharply from Tac1 = 41.33 to Tac1 = 17.66 for ɛ = 5%, corresponding to a reduction rate of 57%. Fundamentally, this result is interesting and can be interpreted by prematurely triggering instabilities resulting in rapid development of flow turbulence. Practically, important applicative aspects can be met in several industry areas where substantial intensification of transport phenomena (mass, momentum and heat) is

  20. Toroidal field instability and eddy viscosity in Taylor-Couette flows

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    Gellert, M

    2008-01-01

    Toroidal magnetic fields subject to the Tayler instability can transport angular momentum. We show that the Maxwell and Reynolds stress of the nonaxisymmetric field pattern depend linearly on the shear in the cylindrical gap geometry. Resulting angular momentum transport also scales linear with shear. It is directed outwards for astrophysical relevant flows and directed inwards for superrotating flows with dOmega/dR>0. We define an eddy viscosity based on the linear relation between shear and angular momentum transport and show that its maximum for given Prandtl and Hartmann number depends linear on the magnetic Reynolds number Rm. For Rm=1000 the eddy viscosity is of the size of 30 in units of the microscopic value.

  1. Axisymmetric instability of the Poiseuille-Couette flow between concentric cylinders at high Reynolds numbers

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    Savenkov, I. V.

    2015-02-01

    For the pressure-driven flow in an annular channel with a wall moving in the axial direction, its linear instability with respect to axisymmetric perturbations at high Reynolds numbers is investigated within the framework of the triple-deck theory. When the gap between the cylinders is sufficiently small (as compared to the radii of the cylinders), it is shown that the perturbations can split into two wave packets, the first of which grows faster and moves at a higher velocity.

  2. Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Couette-Poiseuille Flow With Zero Skin Friction

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    Coleman, Gary N.; Spalart, Philippe R.

    2015-01-01

    The near-wall scaling of mean velocity U(yw) is addressed for the case of zero skin friction on one wall of a fully turbulent channel flow. The present DNS results can be added to the evidence in support of the conjecture that U is proportional to the square root of yw in the region just above the wall at which the mean shear dU=dy = 0.

  3. Axisymmetric pulse train solutions in narrow-gap spherical Couette flow

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    Child, Adam; Kersalé, Evy

    2016-01-01

    We numerically compute the flow induced in a spherical shell by fixing the outer sphere and rotating the inner one. The aspect ratio $\\epsilon=(r_o-r_i)/r_i$ is set at 0.04 and 0.02, and in each case the Reynolds number measuring the inner sphere's rotation rate is increased to $\\sim10\\%$ beyond the first bifurcation from the basic state flow. For $\\epsilon =0.04$ the initial bifurcations are the same as in previous numerical work at $\\epsilon=0.154$, and result in steady one- and two-vortex states. Further bifurcations yield travelling wave solutions similar to previous analytic results valid in the $\\epsilon\\to0$ limit. For $\\epsilon=0.02$ the steady one-vortex state no longer exists, and the first bifurcation is directly to these travelling wave solutions, consisting of pulse trains of Taylor vortices travelling toward the equator from both hemispheres, and annihilating there in distinct phase-slip events. We explore these time-dependent solutions in detail, and find that they can be both equatorially symm...

  4. Unsteady MHD two-phase Couette flow of fluid-particle suspension in an annulus

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    Basant K. Jha

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem of two-phase unsteady MHD flow between two concentric cylinders of infinite length has been analysed when the outer cylinder is impulsively started. The system of partial differential equations describing the flow problem is formulated taking the viscosity of the particle phase into consideration. Unified closed form expressions are obtained for the velocities and the skin frictions for both cases of the applied magnetic field being fixed to either the fluid or the moving outer cylinder. The problem is solved using a combination of the Laplace transform technique, D’Alemberts and the Riemann-sum approximation methods. The solution obtained is validated by comparisons with the closed form solutions obtained for the steady states which has been derived separately. The governing equations are also solved using the implicit finite difference method to verify the present proposed method. The variation of the velocity and the skin friction with the dimensionless parameters occuring in the problem are illustrated graphically and discussed for both phases.

  5. Turbulent Transport by Diffusive Stratified Shear Flows: From Local to Global Models. I. Numerical Simulations of a Stratified Plane Couette Flow

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    Garaud, Pascale; Gagnier, Damien; Verhoeven, Jan

    2017-03-01

    Shear-induced turbulence could play a significant role in mixing momentum and chemical species in stellar radiation zones, as discussed by Zahn. In this paper we analyze the results of direct numerical simulations of stratified plane Couette flows, in the limit of rapid thermal diffusion, to measure the turbulent viscosity and the turbulent diffusivity of a passive tracer as a function of the local shear and the local stratification. We find that the stability criterion proposed by Zahn, namely that the product of the gradient Richardson number and the Prandtl number must be smaller than a critical values {(J\\Pr )}c for instability, adequately accounts for the transition to turbulence in the flow, with {(J\\Pr )}c≃ 0.007. This result recovers and confirms the prior findings of Prat et al. Zahn’s model for the turbulent diffusivity and viscosity, namely that the mixing coefficient should be proportional to the ratio of the thermal diffusivity to the gradient Richardson number, does not satisfactorily match our numerical data. It fails (as expected) in the limit of large stratification where the Richardson number exceeds the aforementioned threshold for instability, but it also fails in the limit of low stratification where the turbulent eddy scale becomes limited by the computational domain size. We propose a revised model for turbulent mixing by diffusive stratified shear instabilities that properly accounts for both limits, fits our data satisfactorily, and recovers Zahn’s model in the limit of large Reynolds numbers.

  6. Turbulent transport by diffusive stratified shear flows: from local to global models. Part I: Numerical simulations of a stratified plane Couette flow

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    Garaud, P; Verhoeven, J

    2016-01-01

    Shear-induced turbulence could play a significant role in mixing momentum and chemical species in stellar radiation zones, as discussed by Zahn (1974). In this paper we analyze the results of direct numerical simulations of stratified plane Couette flows, in the limit of rapid thermal diffusion, to measure the turbulent diffusivity and turbulent viscosity as a function of the local shear and the local stratification. We find that the stability criterion proposed by Zahn (1974), namely that the product of the gradient Richardson number and the Prandtl number must be smaller than a critical values $(J\\Pr)_c$ for instability, adequately accounts for the transition to turbulence in the flow, with $(J\\Pr)_c \\simeq 0.007$. This result recovers and confirms the prior findings of Prat et al. (2016). Zahn's model for the turbulent diffusivity and viscosity (Zahn 1992), namely that the mixing coefficient should be proportional to the ratio of the thermal diffusivity to the gradient Richardson number, does not satisfact...

  7. Intermittency at Fine Scales and Complex Singularities of Turbulent Couette Flow

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    Souza, Andre

    2015-01-01

    Fine scales of turbulent velocity fields, beyond the inertial range and well into the dissipative range, are highly intermittent. It has been hypothesized that complex plane singularities are the principal mechanism behind fine scale intermittency. In this article, we view the velocity field of a turbulent flow as an analytic function of time. Although the function is only available for real values of time, we present a numerical technique to analytically continue the function to complex values of time, and with sufficient fidelity to locate and visualize the singularity closest to the real axis. Using this technique, we demonstrate a robust connection between temporal intermittency and the location of singularities in the complex plane.

  8. The weakly nonlinear magnetorotational instability in a thin-gap Taylor-Couette flow

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    Clark, S E

    2016-01-01

    The magnetorotational instability (MRI) is a fundamental process of accretion disk physics, but its saturation mechanism remains poorly understood despite considerable theoretical and computational effort. We present a multiple scales analysis of the non-ideal MRI in the weakly nonlinear regime -- that is, when the most unstable MRI mode has a growth rate asymptotically approaching zero from above. Here, we develop our theory in a thin-gap, Cartesian channel. Our results confirm the finding by Umurhan et al. (2007) that the perturbation amplitude follows a Ginzburg-Landau equation. We extend these results by performing a detailed force balance for the saturated azimuthal velocity and vertical magnetic field, demonstrating that even when diffusive effects are important, the bulk flow saturates via the combined processes of reducing the background shear and rearranging and strengthening the background vertical magnetic field. We directly simulate the Ginzburg-Landau amplitude evolution for our system and demons...

  9. Structure and mechanism in a second-order statistical state dynamics model of self-sustaining turbulence in plane Couette flow

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    Farrell, Brian F

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes a study of the self-sustaining process (SSP) that maintains turbulence in wall-bounded shear flow. The study uses Couette flow and is based on a statistical state dynamics (SSD) model closed at second order with state variables the streamwise mean (first cumulant) and the covariance of perturbations (second cumulant). The SSD is closed by either neglecting or stochastically parameterizing the perturbation--perturbation nonlinearity in the perturbation covariance equation. This class of quasi-linear SSD models, which are referred to as RNL models, are a second order SSD systems that includes the stochastic structural stability theory (S3T or equivalently RNL$_\\infty$) model which is used in this study. Comparisons of turbulence maintained in DNS and RNL simulations have demonstrated that RNL systems self-sustain turbulence with a mean flow and perturbation structure consistent with DNS. The current results isolate the dynamical components sustaining turbulence in the S3T system concentrati...

  10. Evaporation into Couette Flow

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    v Yi Statistical analysis dependent variable Greek Symbols 13 Contact angle of sessile drop a Concentration thickness A Evaporated vapor penetration...31 5 FIGURES 1. Configuration of Three Sessile Drops ............................................. 10 2. Sketch of...Droplet Geometry ............................................................. 11 3. Shape Factor as a Function of Contact Angle

  11. Solution of the Problem of the Couette Flow for a Fermi Gas with Almost Specular Boundary Conditions

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    Bedrikova, E. A.; Latyshev, A. V.

    2016-06-01

    A solution of the Couette problem for a Fermi gas is constructed. The kinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) equation is used. Almost specular boundary conditions are considered. Formulas for the mass flux and the heat flux of the gas are obtained. These fluxes are proportional to the difference of the tangential momentum accommodation coefficients of the molecules. An expression for the viscous drag force acting on the walls of the channel is also found. An analysis of the macroparameters of the gas is performed. The limit to classical gases is taken. The obtained results are found to go over to the known results in this limit.

  12. Unsteady MHD Heat Transfer in Couette Flow of Water at 4°C in a Rotating System with Ramped Temperature via Finite Element Method

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    Reddy, G. J.; Raju, R. S.; Rao, J. A.; Gorla, R. S. R.

    2017-02-01

    An unsteady magnetohydromagnetic natural convection on the Couette flow of electrically conducting water at 4°C (Pr = 11.40) in a rotating system has been considered. A Finite Element Method (FEM) was employed to find the numerical solutions of the dimensionless governing coupled boundary layer partial differential equations. The primary velocity, secondary velocity and temperature of water at 4°C as well as shear stresses and rate of heat transfer have been obtained for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates. The results are independent of the mesh (grid) size and the present numerical solutions through the Finite Element Method (FEM) are in good agreement with the existing analytical solutions by the Laplace Transform Technique (LTT). These are shown in tabular and graphical forms.

  13. Unsteady MHD Heat Transfer in Couette Flow of Water at 4°C in a Rotating System with Ramped Temperature via Finite Element Method

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    Reddy G.J.

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    Full Text Available An unsteady magnetohydromagnetic natural convection on the Couette flow of electrically conducting water at 4°C (Pr = 11.40 in a rotating system has been considered. A Finite Element Method (FEM was employed to find the numerical solutions of the dimensionless governing coupled boundary layer partial differential equations. The primary velocity, secondary velocity and temperature of water at 4°C as well as shear stresses and rate of heat transfer have been obtained for both ramped temperature and isothermal plates. The results are independent of the mesh (grid size and the present numerical solutions through the Finite Element Method (FEM are in good agreement with the existing analytical solutions by the Laplace Transform Technique (LTT. These are shown in tabular and graphical forms.

  14. Thermodynamical study of centrifugal extractor using the Couette-taylor flow properties; Etude hydrodynamique d'un extracteur centrifuge utilisant les proprietes des ecoulements de couette-taylor

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    Atkhen, K

    1998-10-19

    This thesis characterized a mixer hydrodynamic, using the Couette-Taylor properties in the case of one-phase, two-phase (air-liquid) and three-phase (air-liquid-liquid). An ideal configuration has been defined. This study brings a contribution to the fuels processing processes.

  15. The boiling Twente Taylor-Couette (BTTC) facility: Temperature controlled turbulent flow between independently rotating, coaxial cylinders

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    Huisman, Sander G; Bruggert, Gert-Wim H; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2016-01-01

    A new Taylor-Couette system has been designed and constructed with precise temperature control. Two concentric independently rotating cylinders are able to rotate at maximum rates of $f_i = \\pm20$ Hz for the inner cylinder and $f_o = \\pm10$ Hz for the outer cylinder. The inner cylinder has an outside radius of $r_i = 75$ mm, and the outer cylinder has an inside radius of $r_o = 105$ mm, resulting in a gap of $d=30$ mm. The height of the gap $L =549$ mm, giving a volume of $V=9.3$l. The geometric parameters are $\\eta = r_i/r_o = 0.714$ and $\\Gamma = L/d = 18.3$. With water as working fluid at room temperature the Reynolds numbers that can be achieved are $\\text{Re}_i = \\omega_i r_i (r_o-r_i)/\

  16. High Magnetic Shear Gain in a Liquid Sodium Stable Couette Flow Experiment: A Prelude to an α-Ω Dynamo

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    Colgate, S. A. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Beckley, H. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Si, J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Martinic, J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Westpfahl, D. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Slutz, J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Westrom, C. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Klein, B. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Schendel, P. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Scharle, C. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); McKinney, T. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Ginanni, R. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Bentley, I. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Mickey, T. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Ferrel, R. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Li, H. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Pariev, V. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Finn, J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2011-04-28

    The Ω phase of the liquid sodium α-Ω dynamo experiment at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory has demonstrated a high toroidal field BΦ that is ≃8×Br, where Br is the radial component of an applied poloidal magnetic field. This enhanced toroidal field is produced by the rotational shear in stable Couette flow within liquid sodium at a magnetic Reynolds number Rm≃120. Small turbulence in stable Taylor-Couette flow is caused by Ekman flow at the end walls, which causes an estimated turbulence energy fraction of (δv/v)2~10-3.

  17. Intermittency in spherical Couette dynamos

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    Raynaud, Raphaël; 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.033011

    2013-01-01

    We investigate dynamo action in three-dimensional numerical simulations of turbulent spherical Couette flows. Close to the onset of dynamo action, the magnetic field exhibits an intermittent behavior, characterized by a series of short bursts of the magnetic energy separated by low-energy phases. We show that this behavior corresponds to the so-called on-off intermittency. This behavior is here reported for dynamo action with realistic boundary conditions. We investigate the role of magnetic boundary conditions in this phenomenon.

  18. Coarse-grained theory to predict the concentration distribution of red blood cells in wall-bounded Couette flow at zero Reynolds number

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    Narsimhan, Vivek; Zhao, Hong; Shaqfeh, Eric S. G.

    2013-06-01

    We develop a coarse-grained theory to predict the concentration distribution of a suspension of vesicles or red blood cells in a wall-bound Couette flow. This model balances the wall-induced hydrodynamic lift on deformable particles with the flux due to binary collisions, which we represent via a second-order kinetic master equation. Our theory predicts a depletion of particles near the channel wall (i.e., the Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect), followed by a near-wall formation of particle layers. We quantify the effect of channel height, viscosity ratio, and shear-rate on the cell-free layer thickness (i.e., the Fahraeus-Lindqvist effect). The results agree with in vitro experiments as well as boundary integral simulations of suspension flows. Lastly, we examine a new type of collective particle motion for red blood cells induced by hydrodynamic interactions near the wall. These "swapping trajectories," coined by Zurita-Gotor et al. [J. Fluid Mech. 592, 447-469 (2007), 10.1017/S0022112007008701], could explain the origin of particle layering near the wall. The theory we describe represents a significant improvement in terms of time savings and predictive power over current large-scale numerical simulations of suspension flows.

  19. The effect of geometrical parameters, roughness and the number of nanoparticles on the self-diffusion coefficient in Couette flow in a nanochannel by using of molecular dynamics simulation

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    Tohidi, Masoumeh; Toghraie, Davood

    2017-08-01

    The effect of geometrical parameters, roughness and the number of nanoparticles on self-diffusion in Couette flow in a nanochannel is investigated by using of molecular dynamics simulation. Gold nanoparticles (50, 100 and 200) were also distributed randomly between the nanochannel upper and lower walls. The effect of geometrical parameters of rectangular roughness in a nanochannel and the number of Gold nanoparticles on global self-diffusion and local self-diffusion as well as the average amounts were investigated in Couette flow. The results show that by increasing the roughness height, the particles are entrapped within the roughness and hence reduce the local self-diffusion coefficient in the vicinity of the upper wall. Also, by increasing the roughness height, the roughness length has less effect on the local diffusion coefficient.

  20. Control of the Damped, Driven Pendulum, in both Numerical Models and Physical Apparatus to develop algorithms appropriate to the control chaotic formation of Taylor Vortex Pairs in Modified Taylor-Couette Flow

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    Douglass, Eric; Zhao, Yunjie; Hill, Lucas; Brenman, David; Olsen, Thomas; Wiener, Richard

    2008-11-01

    Chaos has been observed in the formation of Taylor Vortex pairs in Modified Taylor Couette flow with hourglass geometry. Control of chaos has been demonstrated in this system employing the RPF algorithm. Seeking alternative algorithms, we are implementing the OGY algorithm in a numerical model of a damped driven mechanical pendulum and a physical apparatus. We report on both and future plans for the Modified Taylor-Couette system. Wiener et al, Phys. Rev. E 55, 5489 (1997). Rollins et al, Phys. Rev. E 47, R780 (1993). Wiener et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2340 (1999). E. Ott, C. Grebogi, & J. A. Yorke, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1196 (1990). G. L. Baker, Am. J. Phys. 63, 832 (1995). J. A. Blackburn et al, Rev. Sci. Instr. 60, 422 (1989).

  1. Circulation in a Short Cylindrical Couette System

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    Akira Kageyama; Hantao Ji; Jeremy Goodman

    2003-07-08

    In preparation for an experimental study of magnetorotational instability (MRI) in liquid metal, we explore Couette flows having height comparable to the gap between cylinders, centrifugally stable rotation, and high Reynolds number. Experiments in water are compared with numerical simulations. The flow is very different from that of an ideal, infinitely long Couette system. Simulations show that endcaps co-rotating with the outer cylinder drive a strong poloidal circulation that redistributes angular momentum. Predicted toroidal flow profiles agree well with experimental measurements. Spin-down times scale with Reynolds number as expected for laminar Ekman circulation; extrapolation from two-dimensional simulations at Re less than or equal to 3200 agrees remarkably well with experiment at Re approximately equal to 106. This suggests that turbulence does not dominate the effective viscosity. Further detailed numerical studies reveal a strong radially inward flow near both endcaps. After turning vertically along the inner cylinder, these flows converge at the midplane and depart the boundary in a radial jet. To minimize this circulation in the MRI experiment, endcaps consisting of multiple, differentially rotating rings are proposed. Simulations predict that an adequate approximation to the ideal Couette profile can be obtained with a few rings.

  2. Heat transfer enhancement of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow in an annulus by mounting longitudinal ribs on the rotating inner cylinder

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    Jeng, Tzer-Ming [Air Force Institute of Technology, Gangshan (Taiwan). Department of Mechanical Engineering; Tzeng, Sheng-Chung; Lin, Chao-Hsien [ChienKuo Technology University, Changhua (Taiwan). Department of Mechanical Engineering

    2007-01-15

    This work experimentally investigates the heat transfer characteristics of Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow in an annular channel by mounting longitudinal ribs on the rotating inner cylinder. The ranges of the axial Reynolds number (Re) and the rotational Reynolds number (Re{sub {omega}}) are Re=30-1200 and Re{sub {omega}}=0-2922, respectively. Three modes of the inner cylinder without/with longitudinal ribs are considered. A special entry and exit design for the axial coolant flow reveals some interesting findings. The value of Nusselt number (Nu) is almost minimal at the inlet of the annular channel, and then sharply rises in the axial direction. The average Nusselt number (Nu|) increases with Re. Nu increases rapidly with Re{sub {omega}} at low Re (such as at Re=30 and 60) but that the effect of Re{sub {omega}} decreases as the value increases (such as at Re=300-1200). The ratio Nu|/Nu|{sub 0} increases with Re{sub {omega}} and exceed two at all Re and in the test modes. The heat transfer is typically promoted by mounting longitudinal ribs on the rotating inner cylinder, especially at Re=300 and 600. When Re=300 or 600 and Re{sub {omega}}>2000, the Nu| of the system with ribs reaches around 1.4 times that of Nu|{sub A} (Nu| in mode A). Under a given pumping power constraint (PRe{sup 3}), the Nu| of the system with ribs (modes B and C) generally exceeds that without ribs (mode A), while the difference between the values of Nu| in modes B and A slowly falls as PRe{sup 3} increases. Additionally, mode B (with ribs) is preferred for high heat transfer when PRe{sup 3}<4.5x10{sup 13} but mode C (with cavities on ribs) is optimal for high heat transfer when PRe{sup 3}>4.5x10{sup 13}. (author)

  3. PREFACE: The 15th International Couette-Taylor Worskhop

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    Mutabazi, Innocent; Crumeyrolle, Olivier

    2008-07-01

    The 15th International Couette-Taylor Worskhop (ICTW15) was held in Le Havre, France from 9-12 July 2007. This regular international conference started in 1979 in Leeds, UK when the research interest in simple models of fluid flows was revitalized by systematic investigation of Rayleigh-Bénard convection and the Couette-Taylor flow. These two flow systems are good prototypes for the study of the transition to chaos and turbulence in closed flows. The workshop themes have been expanded from the original Couette-Taylor flow to include other centrifugal instabilities (Dean, Görtler, Taylor-Dean), spherical Couette flows, thermal convection instabilities, MHD, nonlinear dynamics and chaos, transition to turbulence, development of numerical and experimental techniques. The impressive longevity of the ICTW is due to the close interaction and fertile exchanges between international research groups from different disciplines: Physics and Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering. The present workshop was attended by 100 participants, the program included over 83 contributions with 4 plenary lectures, 68 oral communications and 17 posters. The topics include, besides the classical Couette-Taylor flows, the centrifugal flows with longitudinal vortices, the shear flows, the thermal convection in curved geometries, the spherical Couette-Taylor flow, the geophysical flows, the magneto-hydrodynamic effects including the dynamo effect, the complex flows (viscoelasticity, immiscible fluids, bubbles and migration). Selected papers have been processed through the peer review system and are published in this issue of the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The Workshop has been sponsored by Le Havre University, the Region Council of Haute-Normandie, Le Havre City Council, CNRS (ST2I, GdR-DYCOEC), and the European Space Agency through GEOFLOW program. The French Ministry of Defense (DGA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of

  4. "The hydrogen atom of fluid dynamics"--introduction to the Taylor-Couette flow for soft matter scientists.

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    Fardin, M A; Perge, C; Taberlet, N

    2014-05-28

    The flow between concentric cylinders is routinely used in soft matter studies. In many cases, the purpose of the setup is rheometric: the idea is to relate macroscopic changes in material properties to microscopic changes in the structure of the material. The correspondence between the modifications of the microscopic structure and the macroscopic flow often relies on viscometric assumptions, which require the flow to be at least laminar. Flow instabilities are usually neglected because the viscosities of the materials are high and the geometries are small, such that the creeping flow approximation can be used. Nonetheless, the phenomenology of viscoelastic instabilities that emerged in the last twenty years warns us that flows can become turbulent without inertia, in particular flows between concentric cylinders. Given the strong similarities between inertial hydrodynamic instabilities and viscoelastic instabilities, a general knowledge of the former is advised for any researcher working on complex fluids. In this tutorial review, we focus on the inertial instability of isothermal and incompressible Newtonian fluids flowing between concentric cylinders. We highlight important aspects that can guide the study and control of instabilities in complex fluids in general.

  5. Linear Stabily analysis of hydromagnetic Couette flow with small injection/suction through the modified Orr-Sommerfeld equation

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    Hinvi, L A; Orou, J B Chabi

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyses the effects of small injection/suction Reynolds number, Hartmann number, permeability parameter and wave number on a viscous incompressilbe electrically conduction fluid flow in a parallel porous channel. The plates of the channel with small constant injection/suction, have constant temperature. The upper plate is allowed to mouve in flow direction and the lower plate is kept at rest. A magnetic field of uniform strength is also applied normally to the plates what are parallel. The originality of the paper is to study the effect of the above parameter in temporal linear stabilty analysis of the flow throught the modified Orr-Sommerfeld equation.

  6. Instability of the roll/streak structure induced by free-stream turbulence in pre-transitional Couette flow

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    Farrell, Brian F; Nikolaidis, Marios-Andreas

    2016-01-01

    Although the roll/streak structure is ubiquitous in pre-transitional wall-bounded shear flow, this structure is linearly stable if the idealization of laminar flow is made. Lacking an instability, the large transient growth of the roll/streak structure has been invoked to explain its appearance as resulting from chance occurrence in the free-stream turbulence (FST) of perturbations configured to optimally excite it. However, there is an alternative interpretation which is that FST interacts with the roll/streak structure to destabilize it. Statistical state dynamics (SSD) provides analysis methods for studying instabilities of this type which arise from interaction between the coherent and incoherent components of turbulence. Stochastic structural stability theory (S3T), which implements SSD in the form of a closure at second order, is used to analyze the SSD modes arising from interaction between the coherent streamwise invariant component and the incoherent FST component of turbulence. The least stable S3T ...

  7. The hydrodynamic interaction of two small freely-moving particles in a Couette flow of a yield stress fluid

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    Firouznia, Mohammadhossein; Metzger, Bloen; Ovarlez, Guillaume; Hormozi, Sarah

    2016-11-01

    The flows of non-Newtonian slurries, often suspensions of noncolloidal particles in yield stress fluids, are ubiquitous in many natural phenomena and industrial processes. Investigating the microstructure is essential allowing the refinement of macroscopic equations for complex suspensions. One important constraint on the dynamics of a Stokesian suspension is reversibility, which is not necessarily valid for complex fluids. The interaction of two particles in a reversing shear flow of complex fluids is a guide to understand the behavior of complex suspensions. We study the hydrodynamic interaction of two small freely-moving spheres in a linear flow field of yield stress fluids. An important point is that non-Newtonian fluid effects can be varied and unusual. Depending on the shear rate, even a yield stress fluid might show hysteresis, shear banding and elasticity at the local scales that need to be taken into account. We study these effects with the aid of conventional rheometry, Particle Image Velocimetry and Particle Tracking Velocimetry in an original apparatus. We show our preliminary experimental results. NSF.

  8. High-Reynolds Number Taylor-Couette Turbulence

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    Grossmann, Siegfried; Lohse, Detlef; Sun, Chao

    2016-01-01

    Taylor-Couette flow, the flow between two coaxial co- or counter-rotating cylinders, is one of the paradigmatic systems in the physics of fluids. The (dimensionless) control parameters are the Reynolds numbers of the inner and outer cylinders, the ratio of the cylinder radii, and the aspect ratio. O

  9. Lattice Boltzmann mo deling of microscale oscillating Couette flow%微尺度振荡Couette流的格子Boltzmann模拟

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    陶实; 王亮; 郭照立

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    采用有效多松弛时间-格子Boltzmann 方法(Effective MRT-LBM)数值模拟了微尺度条件下的振荡 Couette 和Poiseuille 流动。在微流动LBM 中引入Knudsen 边界层模型,对松弛时间进行修正。模拟时平板或外力以正弦周期振动, Couette 流中考虑了单平板振动、上下板同相振动这两类情况。研究结果表明,修正后的MRT-LBM 模型能有效用于这类非平衡的微尺度流动模拟;对于Couette 流,随着Kn 数的增大,壁面滑移效应变得越明显。 St 越大,板间速度剖面的非线性特性越剧烈;两板同相振荡时,若Kn, St 均较小,板间流体受到平板拖动剪切的影响很小,板间速度几乎重叠在一起;在振荡Poiseuille 流动中, St 数增大到一定值时,相位滞后现象减弱;相对于Kn 数, St 数对振荡Couette 和Poiseuille 流中不同位置处速度相位差的产生有较大影响。

  10. HALL CURRENT AND ION SLIP EFFECTS ON THREE DIMENSIONAL UNSTEADY MHD COUETTE FLOW BOUNDED BETWEEN TWO POROUS PLATES WITH SLIP BOUNDARY CONDITION

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    Full Text Available This paper deals with the influence of Hall and ion slip effects on three dimensional unsteady MHD flow of a viscous ncompressible fluid between the vertical flat porous plates separated by a finite distance in a slip flow regime. The moving plate is subjected to a constant injection V0 and the stationary plate to a transverse sinusoidal suction velocity distribution, so that the flow becomes three dimensional. Approximate solutions for cross flow, main flow velocities, skin friction and rate of heat transfer were found using perturbation techniques. The effects of various parameters involved in the problem on flow characteristics were studied numerically.

  11. Convective heat and mass transfer in a non-Newtonian-flow formation in Couette motion in magnetohydrodynamics with time-varing suction

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available An analysis is carried out to study the effect of heat and mass transfer on a non-Newtonian-fluid between two infinite parallel walls, one of them moving with a uniform velocity under the action of a transverse magnetic field. The moving wall moves with constant velocity in the direction of fluid flow while the free stream velocity is assumed to follow the exponentially increasing small perturbation law. Time-dependent wall suction is assumed to occur at permeable surface. The governing equations for the flow are transformed into a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations by perturbation technique and are solved numerically by using the shooting technique with fourth order Runge-Kutta integration scheme. The effect of non-Newtonian parameter, magnetic pressure parameter, Schmidt number, Grashof number and modified Grashof number on velocity, temperature, concentration and the induced magnetic field are discussed. Numerical results are given and illustrated graphically for the considered Problem.

  12. Transient growth in Rayleigh-B\\'enard-Poiseuille/Couette convection

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    Jerome, J John Soundar; Huerre, Patrick

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    An investigation of the effect of a destabilizing cross-stream temperature gradient on the transient growth phenomenon of plane Poiseuille flow and plane Couette flow is presented. Only the streamwise-uniform and nearly streamwise-uniform disturbances are highly influenced by the Rayleigh number Ra and Prandtl number Pr. The maximum optimal transient growth G max of streamwise-uniform disturbances increases slowly with increasing Ra and decreasing Pr. For all Ra and Pr, at moderately large Reynolds numbersRe, the supremum of G max is always attained for streamwise-uniform perturbations (or nearly streamwise-uniform perturbations, in the case of plane Couette flow) which produce large streamwise streaks and Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection rolls (RB). The optimal growth curves retain the same large-Reynolds-number scaling as in pure shear flow. A 3D vector model of the governing equations demonstrates that the short-time behavior is governed by the classical lift-up mechanism and that the influence of Ra on this m...

  13. Self-similar decay of high Reynolds number Taylor-Couette turbulence

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    Verschoof, R.A.; Huisman, S.G.; Veen, van der R.C.A.; Sun, C.; Lohse, D.

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    We study the decay of high-Reynolds-number Taylor-Couette turbulence, i.e., the turbulent flow between two coaxial rotating cylinders. To do so, the rotation of the inner cylinder (Re i =2×10 6 , the outer cylinder is at rest) is stopped within 12 s, thus fully removing the energy input to the syst

  14. Rheological Properties and Molecular Configuration of Polymer Solution in Planar Couette Flow%平板Couette流场中聚合物流变性质及分子构象的数值模拟

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    代向艳; 欧阳洁

    2011-01-01

    通过耦合Brown构形场的有限体积法,对基于FENE(Finite Extension Non-linear Elastic)殊一簧链分子模型的平板Couette流动进行了模拟.不但得到了流动过程中的速度、应力等宏观信息,还得到了分子链的位形、分子链的取向角以及拉伸量等微观信息.另外,还研究了弹簧的最大拉伸长度b和weissenberg数We对聚合物稀溶液流变性质及分子构象的影响.模拟结果表明,随着b和We增大,代表弹性的第一法向应力差增大,分子链的拉伸量增大,取向角减小.但是,6和We对剪切应力的影响相反,即b增大,剪切应力增大;We增大,剪切应力则减小.%Brownian configuration field coupled with finite volume method was used to capture the most important features of dynamics of dilute polymer solution. The efficiency of numerical schemes was evaluated by performing FENE bead-spring chain models in transient planar Couette flow. The velocity and stress also the orientation and stretch of polymer molecule were captured. Additionally, the influences of the dimensionless finite extersibility parameter of spring b and Weissenberg number We on rheological properties and molecular configuration of dilute polymer solution were analyzed. The results of simulation show that the increment of b and We makes the first normal stress difference and the polymer molecular extension increase, but the orientation angle of polymer molecule decrease. However, considering the shear stress, the influence of b and We are opposite. Namely, the shear stress increases with increasing b, while the shear stress decreases with increasing We.

  15. CFD simulation of bubbly turbulent Tayor-Couette flow☆

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    Xi Gao; Bo Kong; R. Dennis Vigil

    2016-01-01

    Bubbly gas–liquid Taylor–Couette vortex flow has been the subject of several recent investigations both because of interest in bubble-induced drag reduction and because such devices have potential applications to a variety of chemical and biochemical processing problems. In order to quantitatively describe the hydrodynamics of highly turbulent two phase Taylor–Couette flow, a rigorous two-fluid computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was developed and compared with previously published experimental data. This model includes a comprehensive description of the constitutive closure for inter-phase forces and turbulence was simulated using both the k–εand k–ωmodels. In addition, the mechanism by which the dispersed fluid attains a non-uniform radial and axial distribution is analyzed and the relative importance of various interphase forces is discussed. Lastly the model was validated by comparison of simulation predictions with experimental data, and it is shown that the CFD model correctly predicts phase velocity, velocity fluctuation, and gas distribution, and may provide guidance for reactor design and scale-up.

  16. Transient growth in Rayleigh-Bénard-Poiseuille/Couette convection

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    John Soundar Jerome, J.; Chomaz, Jean-Marc; Huerre, Patrick

    2012-04-01

    An investigation of the effect of a destabilizing cross-stream temperature gradient on the transient growth phenomenon of plane Poiseuille flow and plane Couette flow is presented. Only the streamwise-uniform and nearly streamwise-uniform disturbances are highly influenced by the Rayleigh number Ra and Prandtl number Pr. The maximum optimal transient growth Gmax of streamwise-uniform disturbances increases slowly with increasing Ra and decreasing Pr. For all Ra and Pr, at moderately large Reynolds numbers Re, the supremum of Gmax is always attained for streamwise-uniform perturbations (or nearly streamwise-uniform perturbations, in the case of plane Couette flow) which produce large streamwise streaks and Rayleigh-Bénard convection rolls (RB). The optimal growth curves retain the same large-Reynolds-number scaling as in pure shear flow. A 3D vector model of the governing equations demonstrates that the short-time behavior is governed by the classical lift-up mechanism and that the influence of Ra on this mechanism is secondary and negligible. The optimal input for the largest long-time response is given by the adjoint of the dominant eigenmode with respect to the energy scalar product: the RB eigenmode without its streamwise velocity component. These short-time and long-time responses depict, to leading order, the optimal transient growth G(t). At moderately large Ra (or small Pr at a fixed Ra), the dominant adjoint mode is a good approximation to the optimal initial condition for all time. Over a general class of norms that can be considered as growth functions, the results remain qualitatively similar, for example, the dominant adjoint eigenmode still approximates the maximum optimal response.

  17. A Wall-Function Approach to Incorporating Knudsen-Layer Effects in Gas Micro Flow Simulations

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    7) Planar Couette and Poiseuille Flow Simulations To test this proposed wall-function approach, we use a simple centered finite-difference...numerical scheme to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for monatomic gas flow in benchmark one-dimensional planar Couette and Poiseuille systems. Figures 2...and compressible flows . The limited test cases we have investigated (planar Couette flow , planar Poiseuille flow , and low-Reynolds number flow around

  18. Observation of Magnetocoriolis Waves in a Liquid Metal Taylor-Couette Experiment

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    Nornberg, M. D.; Ji, H.; Schartman, E.; Roach, A.; Goodman, J.

    2009-09-14

    The first observation of fast and slow magnetocoriolis (MC) waves in a laboratory experiment is reported. Rotating nonaxisymmetric modes arising from a magnetized turbulent Taylor-Couette flow of liquid metal are identified as the fast and slow MC waves by the dependence of the rotation frequency on the applied field strength. The observed slow MC wave is marginally damped but will become destabilized by the magnetorotational instability with a modest increase in rotation rate.

  19. Drag reduction in numerical two-phase Taylor–Couette turbulence using an Euler–Lagrange approach

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    Arza, Vamsi Spandan; Ostilla-Monico, Rodolfo; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    Two-phase turbulent Taylor–Couette (TC) flow is simulated using an Euler–Lagrange approach to study the effects of a secondary phase dispersed into a turbulent carrier phase (here bubbles dispersed into water). The dynamics of the carrier phase is computed using direct numerical simulations (DNS) in

  20. Taylor-Couette instability in thixotropic yield stress fluids

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    Jenny, Mathieu; Kiesgen de Richter, Sébastien; Louvet, Nicolas; Skali-Lami, Salahedine; Dossmann, Yvan

    2017-02-01

    We consider the flow of thixotropic yield stress fluids between two concentric cylinders. To account for the fluid thixotropy, we use Hou\\vska's model [Hou\\vska, Ph.D. thesis, Czech Technical University, Prague, 1981] with a single structural parameter driven by a kinetic equation. Because of the yield stress and the geometric inhomogeneity of the stress, only a part of the material in the gap may flow. Depending on the breakdown rate of the structural parameter, the constitutive relation can lead to a nonmonotonic flow curve. This nonmonotonic behavior is known to induce a discontinuity in the slope of the velocity profile within the flowing material, called shear banding. Thus, for fragile structures, a shear-banded flow characterized by a very sharp transition between the flowing and the static regions may be observed. For stronger structures, the discontinuity disappears and a smooth transition between the flowing and the static regions is observed. The consequences of the thixotropy on the linear stability of the azimuthal flow are studied in a large range of parameters. Although the thixotropy allows shear banding in the base flow, it does not modify fundamentally the linear stability of the Couette flow compared to a simple yield stress fluid. The apparent shear-thinning behavior depends on the thixotropic parameters of the fluid and the results about the onset of the Taylor vortices in shear-thinning fluids are retrieved. Nevertheless, the shear banding modifies the stratification of the viscosity in the flowing zone such that the critical conditions are mainly driven by the width of the flowing region.

  1. Universal decay of high Reynolds number Taylor-Couette turbulence

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    Verschoof, Ruben A; van der Veen, Roeland C A; Sun, Chao; Lohse, Detlef

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    We study the decay of high-Reynolds number Taylor-Couette turbulence, i.e. the turbulent flow between two coaxial rotating cylinders. To do so, the rotation of the inner cylinder ($Re_i = 2 \\cdot 10^6$, the outer cylinder is at rest) was suddenly stopped. Using a combination of laser Doppler anemometry and particle image velocimetry measurements, six decay decades of the kinetic energy could be captured. First, in the absence of cylinder rotation, the flow-velocity during the decay does not develop any height dependence in contrast to the well-known Taylor vortex state. Next, the radial profile of the azimuthal velocity is found to be self-similar, i.e. when normalizing it with the mean velocity, it is universal. Nonetheless, the decay of this wall-bounded inhomogeneous turbulent flow does not follow a strict power law as for decaying turbulent homogeneous isotropic flows, but it is faster, due to the strong viscous drag applied by the bounding walls. We theoretically describe the decay in a quantitative way ...

  2. Pattern Selection, Wave Formation, Turbulence and Vortex Breakdown in Spiral Flows

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    1990-01-01

    problems in rotating plane Couette - Poiseuille flow " (joint work with George H. Knightly), Contemporary Math., 108 (1990), to appear. The following...continuum of periodic waves in rotating plane Couette flow , and an analytic description of a mechanism to generate the turbulent-like flows observed in...during the period of the report: (1) "Waves in rotating plane Couette flow " (joint work with George H. Knightly, University of Massachusetts), Geometry

  3. High pressure rheology of gas hydrate formed from multiphase systems using modified Couette rheometer

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    Pandey, Gaurav; Linga, Praveen; Sangwai, Jitendra S.

    2017-02-01

    Conventional rheometers with concentric cylinder geometries do not enhance mixing in situ and thus are not suitable for rheological studies of multiphase systems under high pressure such as gas hydrates. In this study, we demonstrate the use of modified Couette concentric cylinder geometries for high pressure rheological studies during the formation and dissociation of methane hydrate formed from pure water and water-decane systems. Conventional concentric cylinder Couette geometry did not produce any hydrates in situ and thus failed to measure rheological properties during hydrate formation. The modified Couette geometries proposed in this work observed to provide enhanced mixing in situ, thus forming gas hydrate from the gas-water-decane system. This study also nullifies the use of separate external high pressure cell for such measurements. The modified geometry was observed to measure gas hydrate viscosity from an initial condition of 0.001 Pa s to about 25 Pa s. The proposed geometries also possess the capability to measure dynamic viscoelastic properties of hydrate slurries at the end of experiments. The modified geometries could also capture and mimic the viscosity profile during the hydrate dissociation as reported in the literature. The present study acts as a precursor for enhancing our understanding on the rheology of gas hydrate formed from various systems containing promoters and inhibitors in the context of flow assurance.

  4. Continuum modeling of micro-particle electrorotation in Couette and Poiseuille flows—The zero spin viscosity limit

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    2010-01-01

    International audience; A continuum mechanical model is presented to analyze the negative electrorheological responses of a particle-liquid mixture with the suspended micro-particles undergoing Quincke rotation for both Couette and Poiseuille flow geometries by combining particle electromechanics and continuum antisymmetric/couple stress analyses in the zero spin viscosity limit. We propose a phenomenological polarization relaxation model to incorporate both the micro-particle rotation speed ...

  5. Comment on: "Fundamental flows with nonlinear slip conditions: exact solutions", by R. Ellahi, T. Hayat, F. M. Mahomed and A. Zeeshan, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 61 (2010) 877-888

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    El-Mistikawy, Tarek M. A.

    2011-12-01

    In their article (Fundamental flows with nonlinear slip conditions: exact solutions, R. Ellahi, T. Hayat, F. M. Mahomed and A. Zeeshan, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 61 (2010) 877-888.), the authors considered three simple cases of the steady flow of a third grade fluid between parallel plates with slip conditions; namely, Couette flow, Poiseuille flow, and generalized Couette flow. They obtained exact solutions, which were utilized in a way that did not lead to useful results. Their conclusion that the Couette flow cannot be obtained from the generalized Couette flow, by dropping the pressure gradient, is incorrect. Meaningful results based on their solution are herein presented.

  6. Special-relativistic model flows of viscous fluid

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    Rogava, A D

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    Two, the most simple cases of special-relativistic flows of a viscous, incompressible fluid are considered: plane Couette flow and plane Poiseuille flow. Considering only the regular motion of the fluid we found the distribution of velocity in the fluid (velocity profiles) and the friction force, acting on immovable wall. The results are expressed through simple analytical functions for the Couette flow, while for the Poiseiulle flow they are expressed by higher transcendental functions (Jacobi's elliptic functions).

  7. Bifurcating fronts for the Taylor-Couette problem in infinite cylinders

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    Hărăguş-Courcelle, M.; Schneider, G.

    We show the existence of bifurcating fronts for the weakly unstable Taylor-Couette problem in an infinite cylinder. These fronts connect a stationary bifurcating pattern, here the Taylor vortices, with the trivial ground state, here the Couette flow. In order to show the existence result we improve a method which was already used in establishing the existence of bifurcating fronts for the Swift-Hohenberg equation by Collet and Eckmann, 1986, and by Eckmann and Wayne, 1991. The existence proof is based on spatial dynamics and center manifold theory. One of the difficulties in applying center manifold theory comes from an infinite number of eigenvalues on the imaginary axis for vanishing bifurcation parameter. But nevertheless, a finite dimensional reduction is possible, since the eigenvalues leave the imaginary axis with different velocities, if the bifurcation parameter is increased. In contrast to previous work we have to use normalform methods and a non-standard cut-off function to obtain a center manifold which is large enough to contain the bifurcating fronts.

  8. A Nonlinear Stability Theory for Plane Boundary-Layer Flows

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    1980-07-01

    flows , Poiseuille flows and Couette flows . For example, 3 for plane Polseutlle flow with...published results for plane Poiseuille flow and the Orr-Sonunerfeld solutions for ~lasius flow and a numerical solution of Navier-Stokes flow along a flat...TWO-POINT BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEM .......... 21 4. NUMERICAL RESULTS ............................................. 44 4.1 Plane Poiseuille Flow

  9. Homotopy perturbation method for heat transfer flow of a third grade fluid between parallel plates

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    Siddiqui, A.M. [Pennsylvania State University, York Campus, York, PA 17403 (United States); Zeb, A. [COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 30 H-8/1, Islamabad (Pakistan)], E-mail: amtaz56@yahoo.co.uk; Ghori, Q.K. [COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 30 H-8/1, Islamabad (Pakistan); Benharbit, A.M. [Pennsylvania State University, York Campus, York, PA 17403 (United States)

    2008-04-15

    The present paper studies the heat transfer flow of a third grade fluid between two heated parallel plates for the constant viscosity model. Three flow problems, namely plane Couette flow, plane Poiseuille flow and plane Couette-Poiseuille flow have been considered. In each case the non-linear momentum equation and the energy equation have been solved using the homotopy perturbation method. Explicit analytical expressions for the velocity field and the temperature distribution have been derived.

  10. A Unified View of Global Instability of Compressible Flow over Open Cavities

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    2006-03-28

    predict instability in Hagen- Poiseuille (pipe) flow , aggravated by the erroneous predictions of BiGlobal theory of stability of pressure-gradient driven... flow in a square duct (Tatsumi and Yoshimura 1990) and wall-bounded Couette flow . It thus becomes of interest, before investing efforts in the... Couette flow at φ = π / 2 which is (erroneously predicted by BiGlobal analysis to be) stable. The introduction of a third velocity component by the lid

  11. Application of the Moment Method in the Slip and Transition Regime for Microfluidic Flows

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    2011-01-01

    the mean free path. For flows in simply geometries, such as Couette and Poiseuille flows , the above linearised moment equations can be decoupled into...Rarefied Channel Flows ,” Phys. Rev. E 78, 046301 (2008). [18] Taheri, P. Torrilhon, M. & Struchtrup, H., “ Couette and Poiseuille Microflows...the velocity in the other directions is zero. All derivatives in the x direction, except pressure gradient in Poiseuille flow , are zero everywhere and

  12. Nematic Liquids in Weak Capillary Poiseuille Flow: Structure Scaling Laws and Effective Conductivity Implications

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    2007-01-01

    6ErN) (1 + s0 − 2s20 −B1 Er)ErD 2 , C1 = B3 − 2C3 sinh(Er 1/2D) 2 sinh(Er1/2F ) . This result for Poiseuille flow is qualitatively similar to Couette ...nematic flows ,” Physical Review A 34 (4), 3393-3404 (1986). [3] Cui, Z., Forest, M.G., Wang, Q., and Zhou, H., “On weak plane Couette and Poiseuille ...Zhou, H. and Forest, M. G., “Anchoring distortions coupled with plane Couette & Poiseuille flows of nematic polymers in viscous solvents: morphology

  13. Multicompartment/CFD modelling of transport and reaction processes in Couette-Taylor photobioreactor

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    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available A hybrid multicompartment/CFD modelling approach, introduced by Bezzo et al. (2003, describing processes with much faster fluid dynamics time-scale than the reaction rate, is used to characterise microalgal growth in a photobioreactor. Our system of interest, the Couette-Taylor bioreactor (CTBR, is divided into a network of wellmixed compartments. Photosynthetic reactions and other related phenomena are described in each compartment by an ordinary differential equation (ODE. The flow of neutrally-buoyant particles, representing a continuous mass flow of microalgal cells inside CTBR, is simulated by a steady-state computational fluid dynamics (CFD computations. The flow rates between adjacent compartments are derived from several thousand predicted trajectories, post-processed using MATLAB, accordingly to our original method. The resulting governing equations are formed as a system of n_c (total number of compartments ODE’s, which are easier to handle than the large system of equations rising from a reaction phenomena incorporated in CFD models.

  14. Numerical solutions for unsteady rotating high-porosity medium channel Couette hydrodynamics

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    Zueco, Joaquin; Bég, O. Anwar; Bég, Tasveer A.

    2009-09-01

    We investigate theoretically and numerically the unsteady, viscous, incompressible, hydrodynamic, Newtonian Couette flow in a Darcy-Forchheimer porous medium parallel-plate channel rotating with uniform angular velocity about an axis normal to the plates. The upper plate is translating at uniform velocity with the lower plate stationary. The two-dimensional reduced Navier-Stokes equations are transformed to a pair of nonlinear dimensionless momentum equations, neglecting convective inertial terms. The network simulation method, based on a thermoelectric analogy, is employed to solve the transformed dimensionless partial differential equations under prescribed boundary conditions. We examine here graphically the effect of Ekman number, Forchheimer number and Darcy number on the shear stresses at the plates over time. Excellent agreement is also obtained for the infinite permeability i.e. purely fluid (vanishing porous medium) case (Da→∞) with the analytical solutions of Guria et al (2006 Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics 41 838-43). Backflow is observed in certain cases. Increasing Ekman number, Ek (corresponding to decreasing Coriolis force) is found to accentuate the primary shear stress component (τx) considerably but to reduce magnitudes of the secondary shear stress component (τy). The flow is also found to be accelerated generally with increasing Darcy number and decelerated with increasing Forchheimer number. The present model has applications in geophysical flows, chemical engineering systems and also fundamental studies in fluid dynamics.

  15. Disentangling the origins of torque enhancement through wall roughness in Taylor-Couette turbulence

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    Zhu, Xiaojue; Lohse, Detlef

    2016-01-01

    Direct numerical simulations (DNSs) are performed to analyze the global transport properties of turbulent Taylor-Couette flow with inner rough wall up to Taylor number $Ta=10^{10}$. The dimensionless torque $Nu_\\omega$ shows an effective scaling of $Nu_\\omega \\propto Ta^{0.42\\pm0.01}$, which is steeper than the ultimate regime effective scaling $Nu_\\omega \\propto Ta^{0.38}$ seen for smooth walls. It is found that at the inner wall, the dominant contribution to the torque comes from the pressure forces on the radial faces of the rough elements; while viscous shear stresses on the rough surfaces contribute little to $Nu_\\omega$. Thus, the log layer close to the rough wall depends on the roughness length scale, rather than on the viscous length scale. The energy dissipation rate at the wall of inner rough cylinder decreases significantly as a consequence of the wall shear stress reduction caused by the flow separation at the rough elements. On the other hand, the latter shed vortices in the bulk that are transpo...

  16. Identifying coherent structures and vortex clusters in Taylor-Couette turbulence

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    Spandan, Vamsi; Ostilla-Monico, Rodolfo; Lohse, Detlef; Verzicco, Roberto

    2016-04-01

    The nature of the underlying structures in Taylor-Couette (TC) flow, the flow between two co-axial and independently rotating cylinders is investigated by two methods. First, the quadrant analysis technique for identifying structures with intense radial-azimuthal stresses (also referred to as ‘Q’s) of Lozano-Durán et al., (J. Fluid Mech. 694, 100-130) is used to identify the main structures responsible for the transport of angular velocity. Second, the vortex clusters are identified based on the analysis by del Álamo et al., (J. Fluid. Mech., 561, 329-358). In order to test these criteria, two different radius ratios η = ri/ro are considered, where ri and ro are the radii of inner and outer cylinder, respectively: (i) η = 0.5 and (ii) η = 0.909, which correspond to high and low curvature geometries, respectively and have different underlying structures. The Taylor rolls, i.e. the large-scale coherent structures, are effectively captured as ‘Q’s for the low curvature setup and it is observed that curvature plays a dominant role in influencing the size and volumes of these ‘Q’s. On the other hand, the vortex clusters are smaller in size when compared to the ‘Q’ structures. These vortex clusters are found to be taller in the case of η = 0.909, while the distribution of the lengths of these clusters is almost homogenous for both radius ratios.

  17. Shear-dependant toroidal vortex flow

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    Khorasani, Nariman Ashrafi; Haghighi, Habib Karimi [Payame Noor University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-01-15

    Pseudoplastic circular Couette flow in annulus is investigated. The flow viscosity is dependent on the shear rate, which directly affects the conservation equations that are solved in the present study by the spectral method in the present study. The pseudoplastic model adopted here is shown to be a suitable representative of nonlinear fluids. Unlike the previous studies, where only the square of shear rate term in the viscosity expression was considered to ease the numerical manipulations, in the present study takes the term containing the quadratic power into account. The curved streamlines of the circular Couette flow can cause a centrifugal instability leading to toroidal vortices, known as Taylor vortices. It is further found that the critical Taylor number becomes lower as the pseudoplastic effect increases. Comparison with existing measurements on pseudoplastic circular Couette flow results in good agreement.

  18. Influence of slip velocity in Herschel-Bulkley fluid flow between parallel plates - A mathematical study

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    Sankar, D. S. [Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam); Lee, U Sik [Inha University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-07-15

    This theoretical study investigates three types of basic flows of viscous incompressible Herschel-Bulkley fluid such as (i) plane Couette flow, (ii) Poiseuille flow and (iii) generalized Couette flow with slip velocity at the boundary. The analytic solutions to the nonlinear boundary value problems have been obtained. The effects of various physical parameters on the velocity, flow rate, wall shear stress and frictional resistance to flow are analyzed through appropriate graphs. It is observed that in plane Poiseuille flow and generalized Couette flow, the velocity and flow rate of the fluid increase considerably with the increase of the slip parameter, power law index, pressure gradient. The fluid velocity is significantly higher in plane Poiseuille flow than in plane Couette flow. The wall shear stress and frictional resistance to flow decrease considerably with the increase of the power law index and increase significantly with the increase of the yield stress of the fluid. The wall shear stress and frictional resistance to flow are considerably higher in plane Poiseuille flow than in generalized Couette flow.

  19. Numerical simulations of two-phase Taylor-Couette turbulence using an Euler-Lagrange approach

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    Spandan, Vamsi; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef

    2015-01-01

    Two-phase turbulent Taylor-Couette (TC) flow is simulated using an Euler-Lagrange approach to study the effects of a secondary phase dispersed into a turbulent carrier phase (here bubbles dispersed into water). The dynamics of the carrier phase is computed using Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) in an Eulerian framework, while the bubbles are tracked in a Lagrangian manner by modelling the effective drag, lift, added mass and buoyancy force acting on them. Two-way coupling is implemented between the dispersed phase and the carrier phase which allows for momentum exchange among both phases and to study the effect of the dispersed phase on the carrier phase dynamics. The radius ratio of the TC setup is fixed to $\\eta=0.833$, and a maximum inner cylinder Reynolds number of $Re_i=8000$ is reached. We vary the Froude number ($Fr$), which is the ratio of the centripetal to the gravitational acceleration of the dispersed phase and study its effect on the net torque required to drive the TC system. In a two-phase TC...

  20. Effects of the computational domain size on DNS of Taylor-Couette turbulence

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    Mónico, Rodolfo Ostilla; Lohse, Detlef

    2014-01-01

    In search for the cheapest but still reliable numerical simulation, a systematic study on the effect of the computational domain ("box") size on direct numerical simulations of Taylor-Couette flow was performed. Four boxes, with varying azimuthal and axial extents were used. The radius ratio between the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder was fixed to $\\eta=r_i/r_o=0.909$, and the outer was kept stationary, while the inner rotated at a Reynolds number $Re_i=10^5$. Profiles of mean and fluctuation velocities are compared, as well as autocorrelations and velocity spectra. The smallest box is found to accurately reproduce the torque and mean azimuthal velocity profiles of larger boxes, while having smaller values of the fluctuations than the larger boxes. The axial extent of the box directly reflects on the Taylor-rolls and plays a crucial role on the correlations and spectra. The azimuthal extent is also found to play a significant role, as larger boxes allow for azimuthal wave-like patterns in the Taylor rol...

  1. Couette-Taylor crystallizer: Effective control of crystal size distribution and recovery of L-lysine in cooling crystallization

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    Nguyen, Anh-Tuan; Yu, Taekyung; Kim, Woo-Sik

    2017-07-01

    A Couette-Taylor crystallizer is developed to enhance the L-Lysine crystal size distribution and recovery in the case of continuous cooling crystallization. When using the proposed Couette-Taylor (CT) crystallizer, the size distribution and crystal product recovery were much narrower and higher, respectively, than those from a conventional stirred tank (ST) crystallizer. Here, the coefficient of the size distribution for the crystal product from the CT crystallizer was only 0.45, while it was 0.78 in the case of the conventional ST crystallizer at an agitation speed of 700 rpm, mean residence time of 20 min, and feed concentration of 900 (g/L). Furthermore, when using the CT crystallizer, the crystal product recovery was remarkably enhanced up to 100%wt with a mean residence time of only 20 min, while it required a mean residence time of at least 60 min when using the conventional ST crystallizer. This result indicates that the CT crystallizer was much more effective than the conventional ST crystallizer in terms of controlling a narrower size distribution and achieving a 100%wt L-lysine crystal product recovery from continuous cooling crystallization. The advantage of the CT crystallizer over the conventional ST crystallizer was explained based on the higher energy dissipation of the Taylor vortex flow and larger surface area for heat transfer of the CT crystallizer. Here, the energy dissipation of the Taylor vortex flow in the CT crystallizer was 13.6 times higher than that of the random fluid motion in the conventional ST crystallizer, while the surface area per unit volume for heat transfer of the CT crystallizer was 8.0 times higher than that of the conventional ST crystallizer. As a result, the mixing condition and heat transfer of the CT crystallizer were much more effective than those of the conventional ST crystallizer for the cooling crystallization of L-lysine, thereby enhancing the L-lysine crystal size distribution and product recovery.

  2. Nonaxisymmetric MHD Instabilities of Chandrasekhar States in Taylor-Couette Geometry

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    Gellert, M.; Rüdiger, G.; Schultz, M.; Guseva, A.; Hollerbach, R.

    2016-06-01

    We consider axially periodic Taylor-Couette geometry with insulating boundary conditions. The imposed basic states are so-called Chandrasekhar states, where the azimuthal flow U ϕ and magnetic field B ϕ have the same radial profiles. Mainly three particular profiles are considered: the Rayleigh limit, quasi-Keplerian, and solid-body rotation. In each case we begin by computing linear instability curves and their dependence on the magnetic Prandtl number {{Pm}}. For the azimuthal wavenumber m = 1 modes, the instability curves always scale with the Reynolds number and the Hartmann number. For sufficiently small {{Pm}} these modes therefore only become unstable for magnetic Mach numbers less than unity, and are thus not relevant for most astrophysical applications. However, modes with m\\gt 1 can behave very differently. For sufficiently flat profiles, they scale with the magnetic Reynolds number and the Lundquist number, thereby allowing instability also for the large magnetic Mach numbers of astrophysical objects. We further compute fully nonlinear, three-dimensional equilibration of these instabilities, and investigate how the energy is distributed among the azimuthal (m) and axial (k) wavenumbers. In comparison spectra become steeper for large m, reflecting the smoothing action of shear. On the other hand kinetic and magnetic energy spectra exhibit similar behavior: if several azimuthal modes are already linearly unstable they are relatively flat, but for the rigidly rotating case where m = 1 is the only unstable mode they are so steep that neither Kolmogorov nor Iroshnikov-Kraichnan spectra fit the results. The total magnetic energy exceeds the kinetic energy only for large magnetic Reynolds numbers {{Rm}}\\gt 100.

  3. Some analytical solutions for flows of Casson fluid with slip boundary conditions

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    K. Ramesh

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, we have studied three fundamental flows namely Couette, Poiseuille and generalized Couette flows of an incompressible Casson fluid between parallel plates using slip boundary conditions. The equations governing the flow of Casson fluid are non-linear in nature. Analytical solutions of the non-linear governing equations with non-linear boundary conditions are obtained for each case. The effect of the various parameters on the velocity and volume flow rate for each problem is studied and the results are presented through graphs. It is observed that, the presence of Casson number decreases the velocity and volume flow rate of the fluid. Increasing of slip parameter increases the velocity and volume flow rate in both Poiseuille and generalized Couette flows.

  4. Convective and absolute instabilities in counter-rotating spiral Poiseuille flow

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    Langenberg, J.; Heise, M.; Pfister, G. [University of Kiel, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Kiel (Germany); Abshagen, J. [University of Kiel, Leibniz-Institute of Marine Science, Kiel (Germany)

    2004-11-01

    We present results of an experimental study on the stability of Taylor-Couette flow in case of counter-rotating cylinders and an imposed axial through flow. We are able to confirm results form recent numerical investigations done by Pinter et al. [24] by measuring the absolute and convective stability boundaries of both propagating Taylor vortices (PTV) and spiral vortices (SPI). Thus our work shows that these theoretical concepts from hydrodynamic stability in open flows apply to experimental counter-rotating Taylor-Couette systems with an imposed axial through flow. (orig.)

  5. Empirical slip and viscosity model performance for microscale gas flows.

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    Gallis, Michail A.; Boyd, Iain D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI); McNenly, Matthew J. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

    2004-07-01

    For the simple geometries of Couette and Poiseuille flows, the velocity profile maintains a similar shape from continuum to free molecular flow. Therefore, modifications to the fluid viscosity and slip boundary conditions can improve the continuum based Navier-Stokes solution in the non-continuum non-equilibrium regime. In this investigation, the optimal modifications are found by a linear least-squares fit of the Navier-Stokes solution to the non-equilibrium solution obtained using the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method. Models are then constructed for the Knudsen number dependence of the viscosity correction and the slip model from a database of DSMC solutions for Couette and Poiseuille flows of argon and nitrogen gas, with Knudsen numbers ranging from 0.01 to 10. Finally, the accuracy of the models is measured for non-equilibrium cases both in and outside the DSMC database. Flows outside the database include: combined Couette and Poiseuille flow, partial wall accommodation, helium gas, and non-zero convective acceleration. The models reproduce the velocity profiles in the DSMC database within an L{sub 2} error norm of 3% for Couette flows and 7% for Poiseuille flows. However, the errors in the model predictions outside the database are up to five times larger.

  6. Oblique Laminar-Turbulent Interfaces in Plane Shear Flows

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    Duguet, Yohann; Schlatter, Philipp

    2013-01-01

    Localized structures such as turbulent stripes and turbulent spots are typical features of transitional wall-bounded flows in the subcritical regime. Based on an assumption for scale separation between large and small scales, we show analytically that the corresponding laminar-turbulent interfaces are always oblique with respect to the mean direction of the flow. In the case of plane Couette flow, the mismatch between the streamwise flow rates near the boundaries of the turbulence patch generates a large-scale flow with a nonzero spanwise component. Advection of the small-scale turbulent fluctuations (streaks) by the corresponding large-scale flow distorts the shape of the turbulence patch and is responsible for its oblique growth. This mechanism can be easily extended to other subcritical flows such as plane Poiseuille flow or Taylor-Couette flow.

  7. 二维环形Couette设备中剪切引起的二维圆形固粒迁移的动态数值模拟%Dynamic Simulation of Shear-induced Particle Migration in a Two-dimensional Circular Couette Device

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    余钊圣; 邵雪明; R.Tanner

    2007-01-01

    The shear-induced migration of neutrally-buoyant non-colloidal circular particles in a two-dimensional circular Couette flow is investigated numerically with a distributed Lagrange multiplier based fictitious domain method.The effects of inertia and volume fraction on the particle migration are examined.The results indicate that inertia has a negative effect on the particle migration.In consistence with the experimental observations, the rapid migration of particles near the inner cylinder at the early stage is observed in the simulation, which is believed to be related to the chain-like clustering of particles.The migration of circular particles in a plane Poiseuille flow is also examined in order to further confirm the effect of such clustering on the particle migration at early stage.There is tendency for the particles in the vicinity of outer cylinder in the Couette device to pack into concentric rings at late stage in case of high particle concentration.

  8. Flow of a Jeffery-Six Constant Fluid Between Coaxial Cylinders with Heat Transfer Analysis

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    Muhammad Yousaf Malik; Azad Hussain; Sohail Nadeem

    2011-01-01

    In the present investigation we have discussed the flow of a Jeffrey-six constant incompressible fluid between two infinite coaxial cylinders in the presence of heat transfer analysis. The governing equations of Jeffrey-six constant fluid along with energy equation have been derived in cylindrical coordinates. The highly nonlinear equations are simplified with the help of non-dimensional parameters and then solved analytically with the help of homotopy analysis method (HAM) for two fundamental flows namely Couette and Generalized Couette flow. The effects of emerging parameters are discussed through graphs. The convergence of the HAM solution has been discussed by plotting h-curves.

  9. Optimal disturbances in shearing and swirling flows

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    Daly, Conor

    2011-11-01

    Over the past twenty years transient energy density growth of linearly stable disturbances has shown to be the likely instigator for transition to turbulence in parallel shear flows. In this vein, optimal linear perturbations are calculated for two flows which have a mixture of forces acting on the fluid body. These are; rotating plane Couette flow (RPCF), which combines pressure-driven shear and swirl, and cylindrical Couette-Poiseuille flow (CCPF), which combines pressure-driven and Couette shear. Contours are presented of the maximum achievable linear transient growth, G, over the full range of wavenumbers within the linearly stable parameter regimes. Reference is made to experimental works on each flow and we examine the role that optimal disturbances have in the different transition phenomena that are observed. It is found that the contours of G fall qualitatively alongside the points of transition in the two flows, in support of the notion that large linear transient growth can act a precursor to transition. Despite the combination of effects acting on each fluid, transition in both flows falls in the range 102 flows the same mechanism may be at work. This work is funded by EPSRC.

  10. Orientational instabilities in nematic liquid crystals with weak anchoring under combined action of steady flow and external fields.

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    Nasibullayev, I Sh; Tarasov, O S; Krekhov, A P; Kramer, L

    2005-11-01

    We study the homogeneous and the spatially periodic instabilities in a nematic liquid crystal layer subjected to steady plane Couette or Poiseuille flow. The initial director orientation is perpendicular to the flow plane. Weak anchoring at the confining plates and the influence of the external electric and/or magnetic field are taken into account. Approximate expressions for the critical shear rate are presented and compared with semianalytical solutions in case of Couette flow and numerical solutions of the full set of nematodynamic equations for Poiseuille flow. In particular the dependence of the type of instability and the threshold on the azimuthal and the polar anchoring strength and external fields is analyzed.

  11. Existence and Stability of Solutions for Steady Flows of Fibre Suspension Flows

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    Munganga, J. M. W.

    2013-03-01

    We establish existence, uniqueness, convergence and stability of solutions to the equations of steady flows of fibre suspension flows. The existence of a unique steady solution is proven by using an iterative scheme. One of the restrictions imposed on the data confirms a well known fact proven in Galdi and Reddy (J Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech 83:205-230, 1999), Munganga and Reddy (Math Models Methods Appl Sci 12:1177-1203, 2002) and Munganga et al. (J Non-Newtonian fluid Mech 92:135-150, 2000) that the particle number N p must be less than 35/2. Exact solutions are calculated for Couette and Poiseuille flows. Solutions of Poiseuille flows are shown to be more accurate than those of Couette flow when a time perturbation is considered.

  12. Exact solutions for steady flows of second-grade fluids

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    ZHANG Dao-xiang; FENG Su-xiao; LU Zhi-ming; LIU Yu-lu

    2009-01-01

    This paper aims to investigate exact solutions for a second-grade fluid flow with the inverse method.By assuming the relation between the vorticity field and the streamfunction,the exact solutions of the motion of plane second-grade fluids are investigated and obtained.The solutions obtained include simple Couette flows,slit jet flows and uniform flows over a series of distributed obstacles.

  13. Local Reynolds number and thresholds of transition in shear flows

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    Tao, JianJun; Chen, ShiYi; Su, WeiDong

    2013-02-01

    Recent experimental and numerical investigations reveal that the onset of turbulence in plane-Poiseuille flow and plane-Couette flow has some similar stages separated with different threshold Reynolds numbers. Based on these observations and the energy equation of a disturbed fluid element, a local Reynolds number Re L is derived to represent the maximum ratio of the energy supplement to the energy dissipation in a cross section. It is shown that along the sequence of transition stages, which include transient localized turbulence, "equilibrium" localized turbulence, spatially intermittent but temporally persistent turbulence and uniform turbulence, the corresponding thresholds of Re L for plane-Couette flow, Hagen-Poiseuille flow and plane-Poiseuille flow are consistent, indicating that the critical (threshold) states during the laminar-turbulent transition are determined by the local properties of the base flow and are independent of global features, such as flow geometries (pipe or channel) and types of driving forces (shear driving or pressure driving).

  14. On circular flows: linear stability and damping

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    Zillinger, Christian

    2016-01-01

    In this article we establish linear inviscid damping with optimal decay rates around 2D Taylor-Couette flow and similar monotone flows in an annular domain $B_{r_{2}}(0) \\setminus B_{r_{1}}(0) \\subset \\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Following recent results by Wei, Zhang and Zhao, we establish stability in weighted norms, which allow for a singularity formation at the boundary, and additional provide a description of the blow-up behavior.

  15. The role of Poiseuille flow in creating depth-variation of asthenospheric shear

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    Natarov, Svetlana I.; Conrad, Clinton P.

    2012-09-01

    Asthenospheric flow accommodates differential shear between plate and mantle motions (Couette flow) and hosts additional flow driven by horizontal pressure gradients (Poiseuille flow) that may be associated with mantle upwelling and subduction. Large uncertainties in the upper mantle flow field and its rheological structure have thus far hindered our ability to constrain the relative importance of Couette and Poiseuille flows in the asthenosphere. However, quantifying the relative contributions of asthenospheric Couette and Poiseuille flows and determining the pattern of their distribution around the globe could help discriminate among competing theories of asthenospheric origin and shed light on thermal history of the Earth. We propose a new method to quantify asthenospheric Poiseuille flow using observations of the depth-dependence of azimuthal seismic anisotropy, which can be obtained from frequency-dependent surface wave tomography models. In particular, we employ a simple 1-D Couette-Poiseuille flow model and analytically solve for depth-profiles of the strain axis orientations, which approximates the orientations of azimuthal seismic anisotropy. We show that Couette-Poiseuille flow induces rotation of azimuthal seismic anisotropy with depth provided that the horizontal pressure gradient has a component transverse to plate motion. We then construct an algorithm that uses depth rotations of azimuthal anisotropy to invert for horizontal pressure gradients everywhere in the asthenosphere and test it on a global numerical mantle flow model. A comparison of pressure gradients predicted using our method with those computed directly from the numerical model shows that our algorithm is stable and accurate, unless the pressure gradient is nearly parallel to plate motion. Applying this method to seismic data will require additional constraints on asthenospheric geometry and viscosity structure. In the numerical model, we establish that Poiseuille flow drives ˜40 per

  16. Hydromagnetic Taylor-Couette Experiments in Liquid Sodium

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    Zimmerman, Daniel; Brawn, Barbara; Lathrop, Daniel

    2007-11-01

    We present results from experiments in liquid sodium flow between a stationary 30cm diameter stainless steel cylinder and a rotating 15cm diameter copper plated aluminum cylinder, both 30cm long. The inner cylinder is driven at an angular frequency φ to access a range of magnetic Reynolds number Rm= φRiłgapη between 0.9 and 13 and an axial magnetic field B0 is applied achieving an interaction parameter (Stuart number) N = B0^2 Lgapρμ0ηφRi between about 0.02 and 14. Hall probe array measurements of induced magnetic field and ultrasound measurements of velocity show significant influence of the applied magnetic field on the turbulent basic flow. This includes the emergence of coherent oscillations in both the induced magnetic field and velocities in some regions of parameter space. Understanding the interplay between magnetic fields and flows of conducting liquids in this geometry has broader applicability to astrophysical problems such as flow in accretion disks.

  17. Application of the homotopy method for analytical solution of non-Newtonian channel flows

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    Roohi, Ehsan [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, PO Box 11365-8639, Azadi Avenue, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Kharazmi, Shahab [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, PO Box 11365-8639, Azadi Avenue, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Farjami, Yaghoub [Department of Computer Engineering, University of Qom, Qom (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: roohi@sharif.edu

    2009-06-15

    This paper presents the homotopy series solution of the Navier-Stokes and energy equations for non-Newtonian flows. Three different problems, Couette flow, Poiseuille flow and Couette-Poiseuille flow have been investigated. For all three cases, the nonlinear momentum and energy equations have been solved using the homotopy method and analytical approximations for the velocity and the temperature distribution have been obtained. The current results agree well with those obtained by the homotopy perturbation method derived by Siddiqui et al (2008 Chaos Solitons Fractals 36 182-92). In addition to providing analytical solutions, this paper draws attention to interesting physical phenomena observed in non-Newtonian channel flows. For example, it is observed that the velocity profile of non-Newtonian Couette flow is indistinctive from the velocity profile of the Newtonian one. Additionally, we observe flow separation in non-Newtonian Couette-Poiseuille flow even though the pressure gradient is negative (favorable). We provide physical reasoning for these unique phenomena.

  18. Hydrodynamic Interactions between Two Equally Sized Spheres in Viscoelastic Fluids in Shear Flow

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    Snijkers, F.; Pasquino, R.; Vermant, J.

    2013-01-01

    The effect of using a viscoelastic suspending medium, on the;in-plane hydrodynamic interaction between two equally sized spheres in shear flow is studied experimentally to understand flow-induced assembly behavior (i.e., string formation). A counterrotating device equipped with a Couette geometry is

  19. Dynamical Flow Arrest in Confined Gravity Driven Flows of Soft Jammed Particles

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    Chaudhuri, Pinaki; Mansard, Vincent; Colin, Annie; Bocquet, Lyderic

    2012-07-01

    Using numerical simulations, we study the gravity driven flow of jammed soft disks in confined channels. We demonstrate that confinement results in increasing the yield threshold for the Poiseuille flow, in contrast to the planar Couette flow. By solving a nonlocal flow model for such systems, we show that this effect is due to the correlated dynamics responsible for flow, coupled with the stress heterogeneity imposed for the Poiseuille flow. We also observe that with increasing confinement, the cooperative nature of the flow results in increasing intermittent behavior. Our studies indicate that such features are generic properties of a wide variety of jammed materials.

  20. Reynolds number scaling of influence of boundary layers on the global behavior of laboratory quasi-Keplerian flows

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    Edlund, E M

    2014-01-01

    We present measurements of quasi-Keplerian flows in a Taylor-Couette device that identify the boundary conditions required to generate near-ideal flows that exhibit self-similarity under scaling of the Reynolds number. These experiments are contrasted with alternate boundary configurations that result in flows that progressively deviate from ideal Couette rotation as the Reynolds number is increased. These behaviors are quantitatively explained in terms of the tendency to generate global Ekman circulation and the balance of angular momentum fluxes through the axial and radial boundary layers.

  1. Analytical solutions of couple stress fluid flows with slip boundary conditions

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    Devakar M.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present article, the exact solutions for fundamental flows namely Couette, Poiseuille and generalized Couette flows of an incompressible couple stress fluid between parallel plates are obtained using slip boundary conditions. The effect of various parameters on velocity for each problem is discussed. It is found that, for each of the problems, the solution in the limiting case as couple stresses approaches to zero is similar to that of classical viscous Newtonian fluid. The results indicate that, the presence of couple stresses decreases the velocity of the fluid.

  2. High Resolution Simulation of Turbulent Flow in a Channel.

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    1987-09-25

    chosen to maintain the original Poiseuille flow . The introduction of highly unstable disturbances causes transition to turbulence so that the wall...for Turbulent Channel Flow ," Phys. Rev. Lett, Vol. 47, 832-835 (1981). 2. S.A. Orszag and L.C. Kells, "Transition to turbulence in plane Poiseuille and...plane Couette Flow ," J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 96, pp. 159-205. 3. Kreplin, H.-P. and Eckelmann, H., "Behavior of the Three Fluctucting Velocity

  3. Taylor-Couette流的DSMC数值模拟%DSMC numerical simulation of Taylor-Couette flows

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    何小英; 贺碧蛟; 蔡国飙

    2010-01-01

    使用圆柱坐标系网格的三维DSMC(Direct Simulation Monte Carlo)模型,对同轴圆柱间Taylor-Couette流中Taylor涡的形成进行了数值模拟,并分析了不同计算域和边界条件下稳定流场中Taylor涡的轴向排列结构.在网格设置和流场参数不变的情况下,使用轴对称DSMC模型对Taylor涡进行数值模拟,所得Taylor涡的稳定过程与三维结果一致,验证了使用三维DSMC方法来解决微尺度低速的稀薄气流问题的可行性.三维模拟结果表明Taylor涡以较大的圆周速度绕轴旋转,二维模拟则无法体现.对不同的内圆柱旋转速度进行数值模拟,确定了能够产生Taylor涡的临界速度值.

  4. Measurements of Vorticity Vectors in Couette Flow with the Vorticity Optical Probe

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    1991-05-01

    measurements, Frish (1981) invented a method of encasing microscopic plane mirrors carbonate crystal platelets ) in 20 to 30 Am clear plastic spheres having...sufficient size to give acceptably small diver iBasic lead carbonate, 3PbCO3 ŖPb(OH)2, in the form of hexagonal crystal platelets of 15 um diameter and...discussion of Buchhave, George and Lumley (1979) is recounted % some modifications. If the Lagrangian velocity field is represented by Fourier components

  5. Forced convection heat transfer of Couette-Poiseuille flow of nonlinear viscoelastic fluids between parallel plates

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    Hashemabadi, S.H. [Iran Univ. of Science and Technology, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Tehran (Iran); Etemad, S.Gh. [Isfahan Univ. of Technology, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan (Israel); Thibault, J. [Ottawa Univ., Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    2004-08-01

    Heat transfer to viscoelastic fluids is frequently encountered in various industrial processing. In this investigation an analytical solution was obtained to predict the fully developed, steady and laminar heat transfer of viscoelastic fluids between parallel plates. One of the plates was stationary and was subjected to a constant heat flux. The other plate moved with constant velocity and was insulated. The simplified Phan-Thien-Tanner (SPTT) model, believed to be a more realistic model for viscoelastic fluids, was used to represent the rheological behavior of the fluid. The energy equation was solved for a wide range of Brinkman number, dimensionless viscoelastic group, and dimensionless pressure drop. Results highlight the strong effects of these parameters on the heat transfer rate. (Author)

  6. Simulations of the kinematic dynamo onset of spherical Couette flows with smooth and rough boundaries.

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    Finke, K; Tilgner, A

    2012-07-01

    We study numerically the dynamo transition of an incompressible electrically conducting fluid filling the gap between two concentric spheres. In a first series of simulations, the fluid is driven by the rotation of a smooth inner sphere through no-slip boundary conditions, whereas the outer sphere is stationary. In a second series a volume force intended to simulate a rough surface drives the fluid next to the inner sphere within a layer of thickness one-tenth of the gap width. We investigate the effect of the boundary layer thickness on the dynamo threshold in the turbulent regime. The simulations show that the boundary forcing simulating the rough surface lowers the necessary rotation rate, which may help to improve spherical dynamo experiments.

  7. Red cells and rouleaux in shear flow.

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    Goldsmith, H L

    1966-09-16

    The rotation and deformation of human red cells and linear aggregates (rouleaux) in dilute plasma suspension were observed in Poiseuille and Couette flow. Single lunideform-led erythrocyte. s and roluleauix rotated in orbits predicted by theory for rigid spheroids. Bending of rouleaux occurred at orientations at which compressive forces act on the particles and the degree of flexibility increased with the number of cells in linear array.

  8. Drag flow analysis of Oldroyd eight constant fluid

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    A.M. Siddiqui

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the steady drag flow problems. The incompressible Oldroyd eight constant fluid flow is considered between two infinite parallel plates. Three flow problems including the Couette flow, Poiseuille flow and Couette–Poiseuille flow are modeled. The source term appearing in the nonlinear differential equation for each case is simplified with the application of modified homotopy perturbation method, and thus the general solution is obtained. The validity of second order approximate analytic solutions is tested with the aid of a numerical technique. The order of accuracy has been obtained in tabular form and the graphs are presented to demonstrate the difference between the three flow regimes.

  9. Cell disaggregation behavior in shear flow.

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    Snabre, P; Bitbol, M; Mills, P

    1987-05-01

    The disaggregation behavior of erythrocytes in dextran saline solution was investigated by a light reflectometry technique in a Couette flow and in a plane Poiseuille flow. Dextran concentration and mass average molecular weight of the polymer fraction strongly influence the shear stress dependence of the erythrocyte suspension reflectivity in shear flow and the critical hydrodynamic conditions (shear rate or shear stress) for near-complete cell dispersion. We investigated the influence of cell volume fraction and membrane deformability (heat treatment of the erythrocytes) on the reflectivity of the flowing suspension. This study indicates that the intercell adhesiveness and the shear stress are the only parameters that influence rouleau break-up in steady uniform shear flow, thus eliminating cell volume fraction and membrane deformability as possible factors. However, the critical cross-sectional average shear stress for near-complete cell dispersion through the flow cross-section is shown to depend on the flow pattern. The rotation of cells in a shear flow or the nonuniform shear field in Poiseuille flow indeed increases the flow resistance of cell aggregates. We give a theoretical description of the shear-induced cell disaggregation process in Couette flow and in plane Poiseuille flow. The quantitation of shear forces for cell dispersion provides a way for estimating the surface adhesive energy of the bridging membranes by fluid mechanical technique.

  10. Steady laminar flow of fractal fluids

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    Balankin, Alexander S., E-mail: abalankin@ipn.mx [Grupo Mecánica Fractal, ESIME, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México D.F., 07738 (Mexico); Mena, Baltasar [Laboratorio de Ingeniería y Procesos Costeros, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sisal, Yucatán, 97355 (Mexico); Susarrey, Orlando; Samayoa, Didier [Grupo Mecánica Fractal, ESIME, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México D.F., 07738 (Mexico)

    2017-02-12

    We study laminar flow of a fractal fluid in a cylindrical tube. A flow of the fractal fluid is mapped into a homogeneous flow in a fractional dimensional space with metric induced by the fractal topology. The equations of motion for an incompressible Stokes flow of the Newtonian fractal fluid are derived. It is found that the radial distribution for the velocity in a steady Poiseuille flow of a fractal fluid is governed by the fractal metric of the flow, whereas the pressure distribution along the flow direction depends on the fractal topology of flow, as well as on the fractal metric. The radial distribution of the fractal fluid velocity in a steady Couette flow between two concentric cylinders is also derived. - Highlights: • Equations of Stokes flow of Newtonian fractal fluid are derived. • Pressure distribution in the Newtonian fractal fluid is derived. • Velocity distribution in Poiseuille flow of fractal fluid is found. • Velocity distribution in a steady Couette flow is established.

  11. Influence of intermolecular potentials on rarefied gas flows: Fast spectral solutions of the Boltzmann equation

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    Wu, Lei; Liu, Haihu; Zhang, Yonghao; Reese, Jason M.

    2015-08-01

    The Boltzmann equation with an arbitrary intermolecular potential is solved by the fast spectral method. As examples, noble gases described by the Lennard-Jones potential are considered. The accuracy of the method is assessed by comparing both transport coefficients with variational solutions and mass/heat flow rates in Poiseuille/thermal transpiration flows with results from the discrete velocity method. The fast spectral method is then applied to Fourier and Couette flows between two parallel plates, and the influence of the intermolecular potential on various flow properties is investigated. It is found that for gas flows with the same rarefaction parameter, differences in the heat flux in Fourier flow and the shear stress in Couette flow are small. However, differences in other quantities such as density, temperature, and velocity can be very large.

  12. Effect of Substrate Friction in a Two-Dimensional Granular Couette Shearing Cell

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    Templeman, Chris; Garg, Shila

    2001-03-01

    An investigation of the effect of substrate friction on the kinematics of rigid granular material in a two-dimensional granular Couette shearing cell was conducted. Cylindrical disks resting on a substrate were packed between a stationary outer ring and a rotating inner wheel. Previous work reports the velocity and particle rotation rates as a function of packing fraction and shearing rates [1]. The authors report the existence of a stick-slip condition of the disks in contact with the shearing wheel. The focus of our study is to investigate the impact of the substrate friction on the stick-slip condition as well as the kinematics of the system in general. [1] C.T. Veje, Daniel W. Howell, and R.P Behringer, Phys. Rev. E 59, 739 (1999). This research was partially supported by the Copeland Fund, administered by The College of Wooster. C.T. received support from NASA GRC LERCIP internship program.

  13. Interaction of two-dimensional turbulence with a sheared channel flow: a numerical study

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    Kamp, Leon; Marques Rosas Fernandes, Vitor; van Heijst, Gertjan; Clercx, Herman

    2015-11-01

    Interaction of large-scale flows with turbulence is of fundamental and widespread importance in geophysical fluid dynamics and also, more recently for the dynamics of fusion plasma. More specifically the interplay between two-dimensional turbulence and so-called zonal flows has gained considerable interest because of its relevance for transport and associated barriers. We present numerical results on the interaction of driven two-dimensional turbulence with typical sheared channel flows (Couette and Poiseuille). It turns out that a linear shear rate that is being sustained by moving channel walls (Couette flow) is far more effective in suppressing turbulence and associated transport than a Poiseuille flow. We explore the mechanisms behind this in relation to the width of the channel and the strength of the shear of the background flow. Also the prominent role played by the no-slip boundaries and the Reynolds stress is discussed.

  14. Intermittency in spiral Poiseuille flow

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    Heise, M; Abshagen, J; Menck, A; Pflster, G [Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, 24098 Kiel (Germany)

    2005-01-01

    The results of an experimental study on intermittent spiral vortices observed in a counter-rotating Taylor-Couette system with an additional axial through flow, i.e. Spiral-Poiseuille flow, are presented. Convectively unstable upstream propagating spiral vortices appear in the laminar basic flow from an oscillatory instability and in general become absolutely unstable at higher inner cylinder Reynolds number. It is found that at Reynolds numbers above the absolute stability border the spiral vortices become unstable and a complex flow state showing intermittent bursts appears. The intermittent flow state is characterised by an irregular alternation between clearly distinguishable 'laminar' phases corresponding to up-and downstream propagating spiral vortices as well as propagating Taylor vortices. For a sufficiently high rate of axial through flow it is found that intermittency can occur directly from the convectively unstable regime of the upstream propagating spiral vortices.

  15. A NEW APPROACH TO THE NONLINEAR STABILITY OF PARALLEL SHEAR FLOWS

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    XU Lan-xi; HUANG Yong-nian

    2005-01-01

    Lyapunov's second method was used to study the nonlinear stability of parallel shear flows for stress-free boundaries. By introducing an energy functional, it was shown that the plane Couette and plane Poiseuille flows are conditionally and asymptotically stable for all Reynolds numbers. In particular, to two-dimensional perturbations, by defining new energy functionals the unconditional stability of the basic flows was proved.

  16. Steady laminar flow of fractal fluids

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    Balankin, Alexander S.; Mena, Baltasar; Susarrey, Orlando; Samayoa, Didier

    2017-02-01

    We study laminar flow of a fractal fluid in a cylindrical tube. A flow of the fractal fluid is mapped into a homogeneous flow in a fractional dimensional space with metric induced by the fractal topology. The equations of motion for an incompressible Stokes flow of the Newtonian fractal fluid are derived. It is found that the radial distribution for the velocity in a steady Poiseuille flow of a fractal fluid is governed by the fractal metric of the flow, whereas the pressure distribution along the flow direction depends on the fractal topology of flow, as well as on the fractal metric. The radial distribution of the fractal fluid velocity in a steady Couette flow between two concentric cylinders is also derived.

  17. A kinetic theory treatment of heat transfer in plane Poiseuille flow with uniform pressure

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    Bahrami, Parviz A.

    1992-01-01

    Plane compressible Poiseuille flow with uniform pressure (Couette flow with stationary boundaries) is revisited where the Lees two-steam method with the Enskog equation of change is applied. Single particle velocity distribution functions are chosen, which preserve the essential physical features of this flow with arbitrary but uniform plate temperatures and gas pressure. Lower moments are shown to lead to expressions for the parameter functions, molecular number densities, and temperatures which are entirely in agreement with those obtained in the analysis of Lees for compressible plane Couette flow in the limit of low Mach number and vanishing mean gas velocity. Important simplifications result, which are helpful in gaining insight into the power of kinetic theory in fluid mechanics. The temperature distribution, heat flux, as well as density, are completely determined for the whole range of Knudson numbers from free molecular flow to the continuum regime, when the pressure level is specified.

  18. Comment on 'Application of the homotopy method for analytical solution of non-Newtonian channel flows'

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    Lipscombe, T C [Johns Hopkins University, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)], E-mail: tcl@press.jhu.edu

    2010-03-15

    We solve exactly the Poiseuille and Couette flows of a non-Newtonian fluid discussed by Roohi et al (2009 Phys. Scr. 79 065009) and thereby show that the approximate analytical solutions provided by the homotopy method must be used with caution.

  19. Exact solutions for the flow of non-Newtonian fluid with fractional derivative in an annular pipe

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    Tong, Dengke; Wang, Ruihe; Yang, Heshan

    2005-08-01

    This paper deals with some unsteady unidirectional transient flows of Oldroyd-B fluid in an annular pipe. The fractional calculus approach in the constitutive relationship model Oldroyd-B fluid is introduced and a generalized Jeffreys model with the fractional calculus has been built. Exact solutions of some unsteady flows of Oldroyd-B fluid in an annular pipe are obtained by using Hankel transform and Laplace transform for fractional calculus. The following four problems have been studied: (1) Poiseuille flow due to a constant pressure gradient; (2) axial Couette flow in an annulus; (3) axial Couette flow in an annulus due to a longitudinal constant shear; (4) Poiseuille flow due to a constant pressure gradient and a longitudinal constant shear. The well-known solutions for Navier-Stokes fluid, as well as those corresponding to a Maxwell fluid and a second grade one, appear as limited cases of our solutions.

  20. Exact solutions for the flow of non-Newtonian fluid with fractional derivative in an annular pipe

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    TONG Dengke; WANG Ruihe; YANG Heshan

    2005-01-01

    This paper deals with some unsteady unidirectional transient flows of Oldroyd-B fluid in an annular pipe. The fractional calculus approach in the constitutive relationship model Oldroyd-B fluid is introduced and a generalized Jeffreys model with the fractional calculus has been built. Exact solutions of some unsteady flows of Oldroyd-B fluid in an annular pipe are obtained by using Hankel transform and Laplace transform for fractional calculus. The following four problems have been studied: (1) Poiseuille flow due to a constant pressure gradient; (2) axial Couette flow in an annulus; (3) axial Couette flow in an annulus due to a longitudinal constant shear; (4) Poiseuille flow due to a constant pressure gradient and a longitudinal constant shear. The well-known solutions for Navier-Stokes fluid, as well as those corresponding to a Maxwell fluid and a second grade one, appear as limited cases of our solutions.

  1. Simple models for shear flow transition

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    Barkley, Dwight

    2011-11-01

    I will discuss recent developments in modeling transitional shear flows with simple two-variable models. Both pipe flow and plane Couette flow are considered. The essential insight is that most large-scale features of these shear flows can be traced to a change from excitability to bistability in the local dynamics. Models are presented in two variables, turbulence intensity and mean shear. A PDE model of pipe flow captures the essence of the puff-slug transition as a change from excitability to bistability. Extended models with turbulence as deterministic transient chaos or multiplicative noise reproduce almost all large-scale features of transitional pipe flow. In particular they capture metastable localized puffs, puff splitting, slugs, localized edge states, a continuous transition to sustained turbulence via spatiotemporal intermittency (directed percolation), and a subsequent increase in turbulence fraction towards uniform, featureless turbulence. A model that additionally takes into account the symmetries of plane Couette flow reproduces localized turbulence and periodic turbulent-laminar bands.

  2. Numerical method for a moving solid object in flows.

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    Yokoi, Kensuke

    2003-04-01

    We propose a numerical method for dealing with a moving solid body that interacts with a complex liquid surface. The method is based on the level set method, the CIP method, and the ghost fluid method. The validity of the method was shown by applying it to Poiseuille and Couette flow problems. The method can precisely capture the boundary layer as well as a moving solid object.

  3. Orientational instabilities in nematics with weak anchoring under combined action of steady flow and external fields

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    Nasibullayev, I S; Krekhov, A P; Kramer, L

    2005-01-01

    We study the homogeneous and the spatially periodic instabilities in a nematic liquid crystal layer subjected to steady plane {\\em Couette} or {\\em Poiseuille} flow. The initial director orientation is perpendicular to the flow plane. Weak anchoring at the confining plates and the influence of the external {\\em electric} and/or {\\em magnetic} field are taken into account. Approximate expressions for the critical shear rate are presented and compared with semi-analytical solutions in case of Couette flow and numerical solutions of the full set of nematodynamic equations for Poiseuille flow. In particular the dependence of the type of instability and the threshold on the azimuthal and the polar anchoring strength and external fields is analysed.

  4. Hydrodynamic turbulence in quasi-Keplerian rotating flows

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    Shi, Liang; Hof, Björn; Rampp, Markus; Avila, Marc

    2017-04-01

    We report a direct-numerical-simulation study of the Taylor-Couette flow in the quasi-Keplerian regime at shear Reynolds numbers up to O (105) . Quasi-Keplerian rotating flow has been investigated for decades as a simplified model system to study the origin of turbulence in accretion disks that is not fully understood. The flow in this study is axially periodic and thus the experimental end-wall effects on the stability of the flow are avoided. Using optimal linear perturbations as initial conditions, our simulations find no sustained turbulence: the strong initial perturbations distort the velocity profile and trigger turbulence that eventually decays.

  5. Flows of Carreau fluid with pressure dependent viscosity in a variable porous medium: Application of polymer melt

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    M.Y. Malik

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The present work concerns the pressure dependent viscosity in Carreau fluid through porous medium. Four different combinations of pressure dependent viscosity and pressure dependent porous medium parameters are considered for two types of flow situations namely (i Poiseuille flow and (ii Couette flow. The solutions of non-linear equations have been evaluated numerically by Shooting method along with Runge-Kutta Fehlberg method. The physical features of pertinent parameters have been discussed through graphs.

  6. A quantitative comparison between the flow factor approach model and the molecular dynamics simulation results for the flow of a confined molecularly thin fluid film

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    Zhang, Yongbin

    2015-06-01

    Quantitative comparisons were made between the flow factor approach model and the molecular dynamics simulation (MDS) results both of which describe the flow of a molecularly thin fluid film confined between two solid walls. Although these two approaches, respectively, calculate the flow of a confined molecularly thin fluid film by different ways, very good agreements were found between them when the Couette and Poiseuille flows, respectively, calculated from them were compared. It strongly indicates the validity of the flow factor approach model in modeling the flow of a confined molecularly thin fluid film.

  7. New experiment in Plane Poiseuille flow with zero mean advection velocity: observation of stationary turbulent spots

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    Klotz, Lukasz; Lemoult, Gregoire; Wesfreid, Jose Eduardo

    2015-11-01

    We describe a new experimental set-up which allows us to study the sub-critical transition to turbulence in a two dimensional shear flow (including plane Couette, plane Couette-Poiseuille and plane Poiseuille flows). Our facility is an extension of a classical plane Couette experiment, in which one uses a single closed loop of plastic belt to generate the opposite sign velocity at each wall of the test section. However, in our case, we use two independent closed loops of plastic belt, one at each wall of the test section. The speed of these belts may be controlled separately. That enables to set two different velocities (in value and direction) as a boundary conditions at each of two test section's walls. In addition the pressure gradient in streamwise direction can be controlled. In particular, the plane Poiseuille flow with zero mean advection velocity can be created. We characterize by PIV the basic flow for different configurations. For a plane Poiseuille flows as base flow, we were able to observe for the first time the nearly stationary turbulent spots in this flow, with structures of characteristic wavelength ~ the distance between the two plates.

  8. Experimental determination of blood permittivity and conductivity in simple shear flow.

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    Balan, Corneliu; Balut, Corina; Gheorghe, Liana; Gheorghe, Cristian; Gheorghiu, Eugen; Ursu, George

    2004-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the determination of blood permittivity and conductivity in Poiseuille and Couette simple shear flows. The experimental procedure, based on dielectric spectroscopy, evidences the sensitivity of blood electric properties to the applied frequency and local shear rate magnitude. The method evidences the possibility to correlate (for well-defined flow geometry) magnitude of shear rate, and consequently the shear stress level, with spectra permittivity of blood.

  9. An atomistic-continuum hybrid simulation of fluid flows over superhydrophobic surfaces

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    Li, Qiang; He, Guo-Wei

    2009-01-01

    Recent experiments have found that slip length could be as large as on the order of 1 μm for fluid flows over superhydrophobic surfaces. Superhydrophobic surfaces can be achieved by patterning roughness on hydrophobic surfaces. In the present paper, an atomistic-continuum hybrid approach is developed to simulate the Couette flows over superhydrophobic surfaces, in which a molecular dynamics simulation is used in a small region near the superhydrophobic surface where the continuum assumption i...

  10. Magnetohydrodynamic Flow Past a Permeable Bed

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    R. Venugopal

    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper evaluates mass flow velocity heat transfer rates and velocity/temperature distributions in the viscous, incompressible and slightly conducting fluid past a permeable bed in three different configurations namely (1 Couette flow (2 Poiseuille flow and (3 free surface flow, under the influence of a uniform transverse magnetic field. To discuss the solution, the flow region is divided into two zones : Zone 1 (from the impermeable upper rigid plate to the permeable bed in which the flow is laminar and governed by Navier-Stokes equations, and Zone 2 (the permeable bed below the nominal surface in which the flow is governed by Darcy law. The paper also investigates the effects of magnetic field, porosity and Biot number on the physical quantities mentioned above.

  11. Applying Laser Doppler Anemometry inside a Taylor-Couette geometry - Using a ray-tracer to correct for curvature effects

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    Huisman, Sander G.; van Gils, Dennis P. M.; Sun, Chao

    2012-01-01

    In the present work it will be shown how the curvature of the outer cylinder affects Laser Doppler anemometry measurements inside a Taylor-Couette apparatus. The measurement position and the measured velocity are altered by curved surfaces. Conventional methods for curvature correction are not applicable to our setup, and it will be shown how a ray-tracer can be used to solve this complication. By using a ray-tracer the focal position can be calculated, and the velocity can be corrected. The ...

  12. Slip-flow boundary condition for straight walls in the lattice Boltzmann model.

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    Szalmás, Lajos

    2006-06-01

    A slip-flow boundary condition has been developed in the lattice Boltzmann model combining an interpolation method and a simple slip boundary condition for straight walls placed at arbitrary distance from the last fluid node. An analytical expression has been derived to connect the model parameters with the slip velocity for Couette and Poiseuille flows in the nearly continuum limit. The proposed interpolation method ensures that the slip velocity is independent of the wall position in first order of the Knudsen number. Computer simulations have been carried out to validate the model. The Couette and Poiseuille flows agree with the analytical results to machine order. Numerical simulation of a moving square demonstrates the accuracy of the model for walls moving in both the tangential and normal directions.

  13. Dispersion phenomena in helical flow in a concentric annulus.

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    Song, Young Seok; Brenner, Howard

    2009-12-14

    We examined dispersion phenomena of solutes in helical flow in a concentric annulus through a multiscale approach. The helical flow was developed by the combination of the Poiseuille flow and Couette flow. Here, we present an analytic model that can address the multidimensional Taylor dispersion in the helical flow under a lateral field of thermophoresis (or thermal diffusion) in the gapwise direction. Macroscopic parameters including the average solute velocity and dispersivity were analyzed using relevant microscopic physicochemical properties. The mathematically obtained results were validated by the numerical simulation carried out in this study. The findings show that macrotransport processes are robust and straightforward to handle multidimensional dispersion phenomena of solutes in helical flow. This study is expected to provide a theoretical platform for applications of helical flow such as tube exchangers, oil drilling, and multidimensional field flow fractionations (e.g., helical flow field flow fractionation).

  14. Slip effects on shearing flows in a porous medium

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    M.Khan; T.Hayat; Y.Wang

    2008-01-01

    This paper deals with the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)flow of an Oldroyd 8-constant fluid in a porous mediam when no-slip condition is no longer valid.Modified Darcy's law is used in the flow modelling.The non-linear differential equation with non-linear boundary conditions is solved numerically using finite difference scheme in combination with an iterative technique.Numerical results are obtained for the Conette,Poiseuille and generalized Couette flows.The effects of slip parameters on the velocity profile are discussed.

  15. Interaction of monopoles, dipoles, and turbulence with a shear flow

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    Marques Rosas Fernandes, V. H.; Kamp, L. P. J.; van Heijst, G. J. F.; Clercx, H. J. H.

    2016-09-01

    Direct numerical simulations have been conducted to examine the evolution of eddies in the presence of large-scale shear flows. The numerical experiments consist of initial-value-problems in which monopolar and dipolar vortices as well as driven turbulence are superposed on a plane Couette or Poiseuille flow in a periodic two-dimensional channel. The evolution of the flow has been examined for different shear rates of the background flow and different widths of the channel. Results found for retro-grade and pro-grade monopolar vortices are consistent with those found in the literature. Boundary layer vorticity, however, can significantly modify the straining and erosion of monopolar vortices normally seen for unbounded domains. Dipolar vortices are shown to be much more robust coherent structures in a large-scale shear flow than monopolar eddies. An analytical model for their trajectories, which are determined by self-advection and advection and rotation by the shear flow, is presented. Turbulent kinetic energy is effectively suppressed by the shearing action of the background flow provided that the shear is linear (Couette flow) and of sufficient strength. Nonlinear shear as present in the Poiseuille flow seems to even increase the turbulence strength especially for high shear rates.

  16. Study of fluid flow behavior in smooth and rough nanochannels through oscillatory wall by molecular dynamics simulation

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    Rahmatipour, Hamed; Azimian, Ahmad-Reza; Atlaschian, Omid

    2017-01-01

    The method of molecular dynamics simulation is applied in order to study the behavior of liquid Argon flow within oscillatory Couette flows, in both smooth and rough nanochannels. To accomplish this study, the fluid velocity and the fluid slip in oscillatory Couette flows were used to assess the effects of: oscillatory velocity amplitude, speed frequency rate, channel height, wall density, and the amount of interaction between fluid and wall particles. Both smooth and rough walls were modelled in order to investigate the effect on the fluid patterns as well. Rectangular and triangular wall roughnesses in different dimensions were used to study this effect. The results indicate that an increase in the velocity amplitude increases the fluid slip, and decreases the fluid velocity fluctuations near the walls. Similar to the steady-state Couette flow, in oscillatory flow we observe a decrease in fluid slip by reducing the wall density. Moreover, by reducing the energy parameter between the fluid and wall, the fluid slip increases, and by reducing the length parameter the fluid slip decreases. Implementing the rectangular and triangular roughness to the bottom wall in the oscillatory flow results in a decrease in fluid slip, which is also similar to the usual non-oscillating flows.

  17. Statistic fluid dynamic of multiphase flow

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    Lim, Hyunkyung; Glimm, James; Zhou, Yijie; Jiao, Xiangmin

    2012-11-01

    We study a turbulent two-phase fluid mixing problem from a statistical point of view. The test problem is high speed turbulent two-phase Taylor-Couette flow. We find extensive mixing in a transient state between an initial unstable and a final stable configuration. With chemical processing as a motivation, we estimate statistically surface area, droplet size distribution and transient droplet duration. This work is supported in part by the Nuclear Energy University Program of the Department of Energy, Battelle Energy Alliance LLC 00088495.

  18. Dispersion of Suspensions in Unsteady Microchannel Flows

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    Maxey, Martin; Howard, Amanda; Winklerprins, Lukas; Tripathi, Anubhuv; Yeo, Kyongmin

    2013-11-01

    We explore the dispersion of non-Brownian (Pe >> 1) suspensions in unsteady, low Reynolds number shear flows in a microchannel. Prior experimental work on oscillating Couette flows and Poiseuille flows has shown the importance of strain amplitude in determining the long term distribution of particles across the channel. We will present results from numerical simulations for the early development of these flows and the motion of finite length suspension plugs. The distortion of a plug by the shear flow results in inhomogeneous particle fluxes across the channel. This is largely reversible over the course of a full cycle, giving reversibility in the bulk. Self-diffusion gives irreversibility though at the microscale. As the strain amplitude increases or the initial volume fraction increases irreversibility in the bulk is seen. The dynamics behind these processes and the role of particle pressure will be noted, together with related experimental observations.

  19. Transition to turbulence for flows without linear criticality

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    Nagata, Masato

    2010-12-01

    It is well known that plane Couette flow (PCF) and pipe flow (PF) are linearly stable against arbitrary three-dimensional perturbations at any finite Reynolds number, so that transitions from the basic laminar states, if they exist, must be abrupt. Due to this lack of linear criticality, weakly nonlinear analysis does not work in general and numerical approaches must be resorted to. It is only recently that non-trivial nonlinear states for these flows have been discovered numerically at finite Reynolds number as solutions bifurcating from infinity. The onset of turbulence in a subcritical transition is believed to be related to the appearance of steady/travelling wave states caused by disturbances of finite amplitude that take the flows out of the basin of attraction of the laminar state in phase space. In this paper, we introduce other flows that, in a similar way to PCF and PF, exhibit no linear critical point for the laminar states, namely flow in a square duct and sliding Couette flow in an annulus with a certain range of gap ratio. We shall show our recent numerical investigations on these flows where nonlinear travelling wave states are found for the first time by a homotopy approach. We believe that these states constitute the skeleton around which a time-dependent trajectory in the phase space is organized and help in understanding non-equilibrium turbulent processes.

  20. Numerical Simulation and Flow Behaviors of Taylor Flow in Co-Axial Rotating Cylinder

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    Sheng Chung Tzeng

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This work uses the incense as the trace of flow to perform flow visualization of Taylor-Couette flow. The test section was made of a rotational inner cylinder and a stationary outer cylinder. Two modes of inner cylinder were employed. One had a smooth wall, and the other had an annular ribbed wall. Clear and complete Taylor vortices were investigated in both smooth and ribbed wall of co-axial rotating cylinder. Besides, a steady-state, axis-symmetrical numerical model was provided to simulate the present flow field. The Taylor vortices could be also successfully predicted. However, the assumption of steady-state flow might reduce some flow perturbations, resulting in an over-predicted critical Taylor number. A transient simulation is suggested to be performed in the future.

  1. Burnett simulations of gas flow and heat transfer in microchannels

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    Fubing BAO; Jianzhong LIN

    2009-01-01

    In micro- and nanoscale gas flows, the flow falls into the transition flow regime. There are not enough molecule collisions and the gas deviates from the equilibrium. The Navier-Stokes equations fail to describe the gas flow in this regime. The direct simulation Monte Carlo method converges slowly and requires lots of computational time. As a result, the high-order Burnett equations are used to study the gas flow and heat transfer characteristics in micro- and nanoscale gas flows in this paper. The Burnett equations are first reviewed, and the augmented Burnett equations with high-order slip bound-ary conditions are then used to model the gas flow and heat transfer in Couette and Poiseuille flows in the transition regime.

  2. Hydrodynamics beyond Navier-Stokes: the slip flow model.

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    Yudistiawan, Wahyu P; Ansumali, Santosh; Karlin, Iliya V

    2008-07-01

    Recently, analytical solutions for the nonlinear Couette flow demonstrated the relevance of the lattice Boltzmann (LB) models to hydrodynamics beyond the continuum limit [S. Ansumali, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 124502 (2007)]. In this paper, we present a systematic study of the simplest LB kinetic equation-the nine-bit model in two dimensions--in order to quantify it as a slip flow approximation. Details of the aforementioned analytical solution are presented, and results are extended to include a general shear- and force-driven unidirectional flow in confined geometry. Exact solutions for the velocity, as well as for pertinent higher-order moments of the distribution functions, are obtained in both Couette and Poiseuille steady-state flows for all values of rarefaction parameter (Knudsen number). Results are compared with the slip flow solution by Cercignani, and a good quantitative agreement is found for both flow situations. Thus, the standard nine-bit LB model is characterized as a valid and self-consistent slip flow model for simulations beyond the Navier-Stokes approximation.

  3. Particle dynamics and effective temperature of jammed granular matter in a slowly sheared three-dimensional Couette cell.

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    Wang, Ping; Song, Chaoming; Briscoe, Christopher; Makse, Hernán A

    2008-06-01

    We report experimental measurements of particle dynamics on slowly sheared granular matter in a three-dimensional Couette cell. A closely packed ensemble of transparent spherical beads is confined by an external pressure and filled with fluid to match both the density and refractive index of the beads. This allows us to track tracer particles embedded in the system and obtain three-dimensional trajectories [r(t),theta(t),z(t)] as a function of time. We study the probability distribution function of the vertical and radial displacements, finding Gaussian and exponential distributions, respectively. For slow shear rates, the mean-square fluctuations in all three directions are found to be dependent only on the angular displacement of the Couette cell, Delta theta e, (Delta z 2) approximately Delta theta e, (Delta r2) approximately Delta theta e alpha, Delta theta 2 approximately Delta theta e beta, where alpha and beta are constants. With Delta theta e proportional to the time between measurements, the values of the constants, alpha and beta , are found to be subdiffusive and superdiffusive, respectively. ThFe linear relation between (Delta z 2) and angular displacement implies a diffusive process, from which we can calculate an "effective temperature," T eff, in the vertical direction, through a fluctuation-dissipation relation. It is of interest to determine whether these systems can be described by analogous equilibrium statistical mechanics concepts such as "effective temperature" and "compactivity." By studying the dynamics of tracer particles, we find the effective temperature defined by the Stokes-Einstein relation to be independent of the tracer particle characteristic features, such as density and size, and dependent only on the packing density of the system. For slow shear rate, both the diffusivity and mobility of tracer particles are proportional to the shear rate, giving rise to a constant effective temperature, characteristic of the jammed system. We

  4. Slip Effects in Compressible Turbulent Channel Flow

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    Skovorodko, P A

    2012-01-01

    The direct numerical simulation of compressible fully developed turbulent Couette flow between two parallel plates with equal temperatures moving in opposite directions with some velocity was performed. The algorithm was tested on well known numerical solution for incompressible Poiseuille channel flow and found to provide its well description. The slip effects in studied flow are found to be negligibly small at the values of accommodation coefficients for velocity and temperature of the order of unity. The considerable increase of mean temperature with decreasing the accommodation coefficient for temperature was discovered. The effect may be important in the problems of heat exchange in compressible turbulent boundary layer for some combinations of flowing gas, surface and adsorbing gas.

  5. Slip effects in compressible turbulent channel flow

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    Skovorodko, P. A.

    2012-11-01

    The direct numerical simulation of compressible fully developed turbulent Couette flow between two parallel plates with temperature Tw moving with velocities ±Uw was performed. The algorithm was tested on well known numerical solution for incompressible Poiseuille channel flow and found to provide its well description. The slip effects in studied flow are found to be negligibly small at the values of accommodation coefficients αu and αT of the order of unity. The considerable increase of mean temperature with decreasing the accommodation coefficient αT for fixed value of αu = 1 was discovered. The effect may be important in the problems of heat exchange in compressible turbulent boundary layer for some combinations of flowing gas, surface and adsorbing gas.

  6. High Order Numerical Schemes for Lattice Boltzmann Models: Applications to Flow With Variable Knudsen Number

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    2006-07-10

    the ghost nodes outside the walls [27]. Although successful in capturing the temperature jump and slip velocity in Couette flow , this implementation of...force-driven Poiseuille flow [20]. 1 PRESSURE - DRIVEN MICROCHANNEL FLOW 12 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 m as s...hydro- dynamics for Poiseuille flow , Journal of Statistical Physics 109 (2002) 495. [37] Y. Zheng, A. L. Garcia and B. J. Alder, Comparison of kinetic

  7. Controlling Surface Roughness to Enhance Mass Flow Rates in Nanochannels

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    Zimon, Malgorzata; Emerson, David; Reese, Jason

    2012-11-01

    A very active field of research in fluid mechanics and material science is predicting the behavior of Newtonian fluids flowing over porous media with different wettabilities. Opposite effects have been observed: some state that wall roughness always suppresses fluid-slip, whereas others show that for some cases roughness may reduce the surface friction. In this work, MD simulations were carried out to further investigate physical mechanisms for liquid slip, and factors affecting it. A rough wall was formed by either periodically spaced rectangular protrusions or was represented by a cosine wave. The MD simulations were conducted to study Poiseuille and Couette flow of liquid argon in a nanochannel with hydrophilic kryptonian walls. The effect of wall roughness and interface wettability on the streaming velocity, and the slip-length at the walls, is observed to be significant. Our results show a dependency of mass flow rate on the type of flow and topography of the channel walls. For a fixed magnitude of the driving force, an increase in the mass flow rate, compared to the smooth surface, was observed for the wavy roughness, whereas the opposite effect was observed for Couette flow where a higher slip was obtained for rectangular gaps. The study is funded in the UK by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

  8. Application of Lattice Boltzmann Method to Flows in Microgeometries

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    Anoop K. Dass

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In the present investigation, Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM is used to simulate rarefied gaseous microflows in three microgeometries. These are micro-couette, micro lid-driven cavity and micro-poiseuille flows. The Knudsen number is used to measure the degree of rarefaction in the microflows. First, micro-couette flow is computed with the effects of varying Knudsen number in the slip and threshold of the transition regime and the results compare well with existing results. After having thus established the credibility of the code and the method including boundary conditions, LBM is then used to investigate the micro lid-driven cavity flow with various aspect ratios. Simulation of microflow not only requires an appropriate method, it also requires suitable boundary conditions to provide a well-posed problem and unique solution. In this work, LBM and three slip boundary conditions, namely, diffuse scattering boundary condition, specular reflection and a combination of bounce-back and specular reflection is used to predict the micro lid-driven cavity flow fields. Then the LBM simulation is extended to micro-poiseuille flow. The results are substantiated through comparison with existing results and it is felt that the present methodology is reasonable to be employed in analyzing the flow in micro-systems.

  9. Weakly nonlinear simulation of planar stratified flows

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    King, Michael R. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); McCready, Mark J. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States)

    2000-01-01

    The interfacial behavior of two-fluid, planar flows is studied by numerical integration of weakly-nonlinear amplitude equations derived via eigenfunction expansion of the governing equations. This study extends the range of classic Stuart-Landau theories by the inclusion of a spectrum of modes allowing all possible quadratic and cubic interactions. Results are obtained for four cases where linear and Stuart-Landau theories do not give a complete description; gas-liquid and oil-water pressure driven flow, matched-density liquid-liquid Couette flow, and the region of gas-liquid flow near resonance that switches from supercritical to subcritical. It is found that integration of amplitude equations gives better qualitative and quantitative agreement with experiments than Stuart-Landau theory. Further, the distinctively different behaviors of these systems can be understood in terms of the spectrum of nonlinear coefficients. In gas-liquid channel flow a low wave number wave is destabilized through quadratic interaction with the mean flow mode. For liquid-liquid Poiseuille flow, a low wave number wave is destabilized through cubic interactions with higher modes. For depth and viscosity ratios where liquid-liquid Couette flow is unstable to long waves and for which the growth rates are not too large, simulation results predict that the waves grow to a statistically steady state where there is no preferred wave number. Stabilization is provided by an apparently self-similar cascade of energy to higher modes that are linearly stable, explaining why no visible waves occur in experiments done in this region. While Stuart-Landau theory provides no prediction of wave amplitude above criticality for subcritical cases, simulations show that wave saturation at small amplitude is possible and suggests that subcritical predictions may not mean that steady waves do not exist. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

  10. Applications and limitations of a rheology for granular flows

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    Cawthorn, Chris; Hinch, John; Huppert, Herbert

    2007-11-01

    In order to assess the validity of the rheological law for granular flows proposed by Jop, Pouliquen and Forterre [Nature, vol. 441, pp.727-730], we present its application to a number of different problems. Whilst it works well for steady flow on a confined sandpile, or in an inclined channel, we will show that the law fails to qualitatively predict flow some simple geometries, such as annular Couette flow and vertical chute flow. In addition, we consider perturbations to 2D flow on an inclined plane and 3D flow in an inclined channel, where the effect of the confining vertical walls becomes important. Implications for the use of Jop's rheology for more complicated problems, particularly those involving dam-break or column collapse will also be addressed.

  11. Heat transfer and fluid flow in microchannels and nanochannels at high Knudsen number using thermal lattice-Boltzmann method.

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    Ghazanfarian, J; Abbassi, A

    2010-08-01

    The present paper deals with the two-dimensional numerical simulation of gaseous flow and heat transfer in planar microchannel and nanochannel with different wall temperatures in transitional regime 0.1≤Kn≤1 . An atomistic molecular simulation method is used known as thermal lattice-Boltzmann method. The results of simulation are presented in four cases corresponding to the Fourier flow, shear-driven flow (Couette flow), pressure-driven flow (Poiseuille flow), and mixed shear-pressure-driven flow in the developing and fully developed regions. The mixed shear-pressure-driven flow is divided into two subcases with shear stress and pressure gradient acting in the same and the opposite directions. Normalized temperature and velocity profiles across the channel, distribution of local wall Nusselt number, and friction coefficient are illustrated. Using this method, nonlinear pressure distribution in the streamwise direction, reduction in mass flow rate, C(f) Re, and Nu by increasing the Knudsen number are studied. It is seen that for Couette flow, Nu over the hotter plate is greater than the cooler plate, but for the pressure-driven flow with stationary wall temperature dependency of viscosity and thermal conductivity causes this trend to be reversed. The reversed flow appearance in the velocity profile is captured in the case of opposite shear-pressure-driven flow.

  12. Stability and suppression of turbulence in relaxing molecular gas flows

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    Grigoryev, Yurii N

    2017-01-01

    This book presents an in-depth systematic investigation of a dissipative effect which manifests itself as the growth of hydrodynamic stability and suppression of turbulence in relaxing molecular gas flows. The work describes the theoretical foundations of a new way to control stability and laminar turbulent transitions in aerodynamic flows. It develops hydrodynamic models for describing thermal nonequilibrium gas flows which allow the consideration of suppression of inviscid acoustic waves in 2D shear flows. Then, nonlinear evolution of large-scale vortices and Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in relaxing shear flows are studied. Critical Reynolds numbers in supersonic Couette flows are calculated analytically and numerically within the framework of both linear and nonlinear classical energy hydrodynamic stability theories. The calculations clearly show that the relaxation process can appreciably delay the laminar-turbulent transition. The aim of the book is to show the new dissipative effect, which can be used for flo...

  13. Cross-correlation Aided Transport in Stochastically Driven Accretion Flows

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    Nath, Sujit Kumar

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    Origin of linear instability resulting in rotating sheared accretion flows has remained a controversial subject for long. While some explanations of such non-normal transient growth of disturbances in the Rayleigh stable limit were available for magnetized accretion flows, similar instabilities in absence of magnetic perturbations remained unexplained. This dichotomy was resolved in two recent publications by Chattopadhyay, {\\it et al} where it was shown that such instabilities, especially for non-magnetized accretion flows, were introduced through interaction of the inherent stochastic noise in the system (even a \\enquote{cold} accretion flow at 3000K is too \\enquote{hot} in the statistical parlance and is capable of inducing strong thermal modes) with the underlying Taylor-Couette flow profiles. Both studies, however, excluded the additional energy influx (or efflux) that could result from nonzero cross-correlation of a noise perturbing the velocity flow, say, with the noise that is driving the vorticity fl...

  14. Assessment of the kinetic-frictional model for dense granular flow

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    Boon Ho Ng; Yulong Ding; Mojtaba Ghadiri

    2008-01-01

    This paper aims to quantitatively assess the application of kinetic-frictional model to simulate the motion of dry granular materials in dense condition, in particular, the annular shearing in Couette configuration. The weight of frictional stress was varied to study the contribution of the frictional stress in dense granular flows. The results show that the pure kinetic-theory-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model (without frictional stress) over-predicts the dominant solids motion of dense granular flow while adding frictional stress [Schaeffer, D. G. (1987). Instability in the evolution equations describing incompressible granular flow. Journal of Differential Equations, 66(1), 19-50] with the solids pressure of [Lun, C. KTK., Savage, S. B., Jeffrey, D. J., & Chepurniy, N. (1984). Kinetic theories for granular flow: Inelastic particles in Couette flow and slightly inelastic particles in a general flow field. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 140, 223-256] in the CFD model improves the simulation to better conform available experimental results. The results also suggest that frictional stress transmission plays an important role in dense granular flow and should not be neglected in granular flow simulations. Compatible simulation results to the experimental data are seen by increasing the weight of frictional stress to a factor of 1.25-1.5. These improved simulation results suggest the current constitutive relations (kinetic-frictional model) need to be improved in order to better reflect the real dense granular flow.

  15. 2D numerical simulation of gas flow interaction with a solid wall by regularized Grad's set of equations

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    Timokhin, M. Yu.; Ivanov, I. E.; Kryukov, I. A.

    2012-11-01

    This study is devoted to the two-dimensional numerical simulation of gas flow in the transition regime with solid wall interaction. The regularized 13-moment Grad's set of equations (R13) [1,2] was chosen as a mathematical model. A variant of explicit high order Godunov-type scheme with linear flow parameter reconstruction is used for the numerical solution of this set of equations. Numerical method for wall boundary conditions is based on Newton's iterative method suggested here. Couette and Poiseuille flows and lid-driven cavity flow were solved as test examples with this numerical scheme.

  16. Simulations of turbulent flow between a rotating and a stationary disk

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    Lygren, Magne

    2001-07-01

    The main focus of this thesis is turbulent flow between a rotating and a stationary disk. The extension of the disks is assumed to be large enough to prevent the outer boundary conditions to influence the flow at the region of interest. This flow is driven by the shear between the disks, but an imbalance between centrifugal and pressure forces in the radial direction induces a radial cross flow. The result is a complex three-dimensional flow where the direction of the mean flow varies with the axial position. Direct numerical simulations (DNS) and large eddy simulations (LES) have been used to investigate the flow. The simulations utilised a special set of quasi-periodic boundary conditions which allowed the use of a computational domain which captured only a section of the flow. Locally, the disk flow is characterised by a rotational Reynolds number and a local gap ratio of 0.02. Turbulence statistics were compared to results from the turbulent plane Couette flow and from an experimental investigation of an enclosed rotor-stator flow. The plane Couette flow is a two-dimensional equivalence to the flow between the disks. Although the turbulence statistics had many similarities in the two cases, there were differences caused by three-dimensionality of the mean-flow in the disk case. In the disk flow the direction of the Reynolds shear stress vector was not aligned with the mean-gradient vector and the ratio of the magnitude of the shear stress vector to the mean turbulent kinetic energy was reduce compared to the Couette flow. The flow between the disks statistically stationary. It is therefore a suitable case for studying effects of mean-flow three-dimentionality on the underlying coherent structures in the boundary layers. Ensemble averages, probability-density functions and a quadrant analysis of conditional averages in the regions near the disks were performed in order to study the coherent quasistreamwise vortices. By comparing with corresponding conditional

  17. Meshless lattice Boltzmann method for the simulation of fluid flows.

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    Musavi, S Hossein; Ashrafizaadeh, Mahmud

    2015-02-01

    A meshless lattice Boltzmann numerical method is proposed. The collision and streaming operators of the lattice Boltzmann equation are separated, as in the usual lattice Boltzmann models. While the purely local collision equation remains the same, we rewrite the streaming equation as a pure advection equation and discretize the resulting partial differential equation using the Lax-Wendroff scheme in time and the meshless local Petrov-Galerkin scheme based on augmented radial basis functions in space. The meshless feature of the proposed method makes it a more powerful lattice Boltzmann solver, especially for cases in which using meshes introduces significant numerical errors into the solution, or when improving the mesh quality is a complex and time-consuming process. Three well-known benchmark fluid flow problems, namely the plane Couette flow, the circular Couette flow, and the impulsively started cylinder flow, are simulated for the validation of the proposed method. Excellent agreement with analytical solutions or with previous experimental and numerical results in the literature is observed in all the simulations. Although the computational resources required for the meshless method per node are higher compared to that of the standard lattice Boltzmann method, it is shown that for cases in which the total number of nodes is significantly reduced, the present method actually outperforms the standard lattice Boltzmann method.

  18. Characteristics of Electrorheological Fluid Flow Between Two Concentric Cylinders

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    PENG Jie; ZHU Ke-Qin; XI Bao-Shu

    2000-01-01

    The characteristics of Couette flow of electrorheological fluid (ERF) between concentric cylinders is dependent on the parameter β, which is in the yield stress formula of ERF. In the case of β > 2, the yield region locates between the yield surface and the outer cylinder. In the case of β < 2, the yield region locates between the yield surface and the inner cylinder. When β=2, there is no yield surface. Steady and time dependent numerical results in relation to different β are presented and discussed.

  19. Dynamics of aggregate size and shape properties under sequenced flocculation in a turbulent Taylor-Couette reactor.

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    Guérin, Léa; Coufort-Saudejaud, Carole; Liné, Alain; Frances, Christine

    2017-04-01

    This paper concerns experimental investigation of the sequenced flocculation of latex particles in a Taylor-Couette reactor. The aim of this work was to investigate the evolution of both the size and the shape of aggregates under sequenced hydrodynamics. A number of studies have focused on the evolution of the aggregate size or size distribution during steps of growth-breakage-regrowth, but aggregates generally experience steps of breakage-regrowth on repeated occasions in real operating conditions (passages near the impeller or during the transfer processes, for example). The experiments conducted in this work consisted thus of an alternation of six steps with alternately low and high shear rates under turbulent conditions. The particle size distributions were monitored throughout the sequencing, and the circularity and convexity (shape parameters) distributions were measured, enabling a more precise description of the entire floc population, rather than a fractal dimension. While the aggregate size distribution was clearly controlled by hydrodynamics, the shape distributions continuously evolved during the sequencing. The main new finding of our work notes the independence between the aggregate shape and hydrodynamics. Indeed, after multiples steps of breakage-regrowth, regardless of the aggregate size distribution and hydrodynamics, the aggregate shape seemed to reach a unique steady-state morphological distribution.

  20. Subcritical transition to turbulence in plane channel flows

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    Orszag, S. A.; Patera, A. T.

    1980-01-01

    A linear three dimensional mechanism for the transition of plane Poiseuille flows to turbulence is presented which provides good agreement with experimental observations. The mechanism is based on the evolution of states within a band of quasi-equilibria which slowly approach the stable upper branch solutions for the evolution of flow energy but which are strongly unstable to infinitesimal three-dimensional disturbances. Numerical simulation has shown that if two-dimensional flow persists long enough for the three-dimensional perturbations to attain finite amplitude, the resulting three dimensional flow quickly develops a turbulent character with nonperiodic behavior, and thus transition can be predicted from knowledge of the initial two- and three-dimensional energies and time scales. The mechanism predicts transition to turbulence at Reynolds numbers greater than 1000, as observed in experiments, and implies higher threshold three-dimensional energies in plane Couette flow.

  1. Lattice Boltzmann model for incompressible flows through porous media.

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    Guo, Zhaoli; Zhao, T S

    2002-09-01

    In this paper a lattice Boltzmann model is proposed for isothermal incompressible flow in porous media. The key point is to include the porosity into the equilibrium distribution, and add a force term to the evolution equation to account for the linear and nonlinear drag forces of the medium (the Darcy's term and the Forcheimer's term). Through the Chapman-Enskog procedure, the generalized Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow in porous media are derived from the present lattice Boltzmann model. The generalized two-dimensional Poiseuille flow, Couette flow, and lid-driven cavity flow are simulated using the present model. It is found the numerical results agree well with the analytical and/or the finite-difference solutions.

  2. Shear-banding and Taylor-Couette instability in thixotropic yield stress fluids

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    Jenny, Mathieu; Louvet, Nicolas; Skali-Lami, Salahedine

    2016-01-01

    In the present work, we study the flow of thixotropic yield stress fluids between two concentric cylinders. In order to take into account the thixotropy, the constitutive relation uses a structural parameter which is driven by a kinetic equation. Here, the Houska's model is considered. Depending on the breakdown rate of the structural parameter, localization or shear-banding are observed. We show that for fragile structures, a shear-banding flow may be observed although for stronger structures, only localisation of the flow is observed such as in Bingham fluids. Physical explanations of the shear-banding discussed by several authors in the literature highlight that the shear-banding may be associated with a discontinuity into the structure of the material and a non-monotonic evolution of the stress according to the constitutive relation with the strain rate. Solving numerically the flow, we show that such a rheological model based on the existence of a structural parameter is able to predict shear-banding. Mo...

  3. Two-Phase Flow in Packed Columns and Generation of Bubbly Suspensions for Chemical Processing in Space

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    Motil, Brian J.; Green, R. D.; Nahra, H. K.; Sridhar, K. R.

    2000-01-01

    For long-duration space missions, the life support and In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) systems necessary to lower the mass and volume of consumables carried from Earth will require more sophisticated chemical processing technologies involving gas-liquid two-phase flows. This paper discusses some preliminary two-phase flow work in packed columns and generation of bubbly suspensions, two types of flow systems that can exist in a number of chemical processing devices. The experimental hardware for a co-current flow, packed column operated in two ground-based low gravity facilities (two-second drop tower and KC- 135 low-gravity aircraft) is described. The preliminary results of this experimental work are discussed. The flow regimes observed and the conditions under which these flow regimes occur are compared with the available co-current packed column experimental work performed in normal gravity. For bubbly suspensions, the experimental hardware for generation of uniformly sized bubbles in Couette flow in microgravity conditions is described. Experimental work was performed on a number of bubbler designs, and the capillary bubble tube was found to produce the most consistent size bubbles. Low air flow rates and low Couette flow produce consistent 2-3 mm bubbles, the size of interest for the "Behavior of Rapidly Sheared Bubbly Suspension" flight experiment. Finally the mass transfer implications of these two-phase flows is qualitatively discussed.

  4. Simplex finite element analysis of viscous incompressible flow with penalty function formulation

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    Allaire, P. E.; Rosen, M. C.; Rice, J. G.

    1985-01-01

    Viscous flow calculations are important for the determination of separated flows, recirculating flows, secondary flows and so on. This paper presents a penalty function approach for the finite element analysis of steady incompressible viscous flow. A simplex element is used with linear velocity and constant pressure in contrast to other works which usually employ higher order elements. Simplex elements yield analytical expressions for the element matrices which in turn lead to efficient solutions. Earlier works have partially indicated how constraint and lock-up problems might be avoided for simplex elements. This paper extends the earlier works by indicating the approach in detail and verifying that it is successful for several applications not discussed in the literature so far. Solution times and accuracy considerations are discussed for Couette flow, plane Poiseuille flow, a driven cavity problem, and laminar and turbulent flow over a step.

  5. Generalized second-order slip boundary condition for nonequilibrium gas flows

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    Guo, Zhaoli; Qin, Jishun; Zheng, Chuguang

    2014-01-01

    It is a challenging task to model nonequilibrium gas flows within a continuum-fluid framework. Recently some extended hydrodynamic models in the Navier-Stokes formulation have been developed for such flows. A key problem in the application of such models is that suitable boundary conditions must be specified. In the present work, a generalized second-order slip boundary condition is developed in which an effective mean-free path considering the wall effect is used. By combining this slip scheme with certain extended Navier-Stokes constitutive relation models, we obtained a method for nonequilibrium gas flows with solid boundaries. The method is applied to several rarefied gas flows involving planar or curved walls, including the Kramers' problem, the planar Poiseuille flow, the cylindrical Couette flow, and the low speed flow over a sphere. The results show that the proposed method is able to give satisfied predictions, indicating the good potential of the method for nonequilibrium flows.

  6. Flow-alignment of bicellar lipid mixtures: orientations of probe molecules and membrane-associated biomacromolecules in lipid membranes studied with polarized light

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    Kogan, Maxim

    2011-01-01

    Bicelles are excellent membrane-mimicking hosts for a dynamic and structural study of solutes with NMR, but the magnetic fields required for their alignment are hard to apply to optical conditions. Here we demonstrate that bicellar mixtures can be aligned by shear forces in a Couette flow cell, to provide orientation of membrane-bound retinoic acid, pyrene and cytochrome c (cyt c) protein, conveniently studied with linear dichroism spectroscopy. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  7. Free-path distribution and Knudsen-layer modeling for gaseous flows in the transition regime

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    To, Quy Dong; Léonard, Céline; Lauriat, Guy

    2015-02-01

    In this paper, we use molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to study the mean free path distribution of nonequilibrium gases in micronanochannel and to model the Knudsen (Kn) layer effect. It is found that the mean free path is significantly reduced near the wall and rather insensitive to flow types (Poiseuille or Couette). The Cercignani relation between the mean free path and the viscosity is adopted to capture the velocity behavior of the special zone in the framework of the extended Navier-Stokes (NS) equations. MD simulations of flows are carried out at different Kn numbers. Results are then compared with the theoretical model.

  8. Computation and Modeling of Heat Transfer in Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows

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    2010-05-31

    Dissimilarity in a Turbulent Channel Flow, Mecánica Computacional , Vol. XXVI, pp. 3644-3663, Ed. by Elaskar, S.A., E.A. Pilotta, and G.A. Torres. (http...Natural Dissimilarity in a Turbulent Plane Couette Flow, In Mecánica Computacional Vol. XXVII, Ed. by A. Cardona, M. Storti, and C. Zuppa, pp.1619-1636...Past a Circular Cylinder , In Mecánica Computacional Vol. XXVII, Ed. by A. Cardona, M. Storti, and C. Zuppa, pp.249-264, 2008. http://venus.ceride.gov.ar/twiki/bin/view/AMCA/ListadoDePublicaciones). xii

  9. Secondary instability of wall-bounded shear flows

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    Orszag, S. A.; Patera, A. T.

    1983-01-01

    The present analysis of a secondary instability in a wide class of wall-bounded parallel shear flows indicates that two-dimensional, finite amplitude waves are exponentially unstable to infinitessimal three-dimensional disturbances. The instability appears to be the prototype of transitional instability in such flows as Poiseuille flow, Couette flow, and flat plate boundary layers, in that it has the convective time scales observed in the typical transitions. The energetics and vorticity dynamics of the instability are discussed, and it is shown that the two-dimensional perturbation without directly providing energy to the disturbance. The three-dimensional instability requires that a threshold two-dimensional amplitude be achieved. It is found possible to identify experimental features of transitional spot structure with aspects of the nonlinear two-dimensional/linear three-dimensional instability.

  10. Exact near-wall traveling waves of plane Poiseuille flow

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    Gibson, John; Brand, Evan

    2013-11-01

    We present several spatially-localized equilibrium and traveling-wave solutions of plane Couette and plane Poiseuille flow. The solutions consist of highly concentrated and spanwise-localized alternating streamwise rolls, centered over low-speed streamwise streaks and flanked on either side by high-speed streaks. For large Reynolds numbers the solutions develop critical layers that are concentrated at isolated points on the critical surface u = c . For several traveling-wave solutions of plane Poiseuille flow, the rolls are concentrated near one wall, producing streaks near the wall and larger reduction of the bulk flow in the core. These solutions form particularly isolated and elemental versions of near-wall coherent structures in shear flows and capture, as precise time-independent solutions of Navier-Stokes, the process by which near-wall rolls exchange momentum between the wall and core regions and thereby increase drag.

  11. Subcritical transition to turbulence in planar shear flows

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    Orszag, S. A.; Patera, A. T.

    1981-01-01

    The two-dimensional steady and time dependent properties of plane Poiseuille and plane Couette flows are analyzed using iterative techniques and full numerical simulation of the Navier-Stokes equations. It is shown that the finite-amplitude two-dimensional states investigated are strongly unstable to very small three-dimensional perturbations. It is also shown, through full numerical simulation, that this explosive secondary instability can explain the subcritical transitions that occur in real flows. Finally, it is shown that the three-dimensional instability can be analyzed by a linear stability analysis of a two-dimensional flow consisting of the basic parallel flow and a steady (or quasi-steady) finite-amplitude two-dimensional cellular motion.

  12. Thermal stability for a reactive viscous flow in a slab

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    Okoya, S S

    2002-01-01

    The paper deals with the effect of dimensionless non - Newtonian coefficient on the thermal stability of a reactive viscous liquid in steady flow between parallel heated plates. It is assumed that the liquid is symmetrically heated and the flow fully developed. Approximate analytical solution is obtained for the velocity of the flow and the criterion for which this solution is valid is determined. After the velocity distribution is known, the temperature distribution may be calculated. Criticality and disappearance of criticality (transition values) are obtained in the following cases: (i) Bimolecular (ii) Arrhenius and (iii) Sensitized temperature dependence. We have observed that nonlinear effect from velocity and temperature fields introduced decaying for the transitional values of the dimensionless central temperature. Other effects of this nonlinearity are reported. We also give results for the plane - Couette flow problem. The results help to enhance understanding of the interplay between Newtonian and ...

  13. Estimation of mass transfer parameters in a Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille heterogeneous reactor

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    Resende M. M.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A bench-scale, continuous vortex flow reactor (VFR, with a radius ratio, h, equal to 0.48 and an aspect ratio, G, equal to 11.19 was studied. This reactor may be used in the enzymatic hydrolysis of polypeptides obtained from sweet cheese whey with enzymes immobilized on agarose gel. Operational conditions were 2410 < Re q < 11793 and 30-min residence time for glycerol-water, 14% w/w, 27ºC (Re ax = 1.1 and for water, 38ºC (Re ax = 1.5. Residence time distributions (RTDs were obtained after pulse injections of different tracers (including dyed solid particles. Mass transfer coefficients of a lumped-parameter model of the reactor were estimated from these data. Model fitting to experimental data was accurate. Working conditions were selected so that transport properties of the fluids would be similar to the ones in the actual process at the final stages of whey hydrolysis.

  14. Slip flow in graphene nanochannels

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    Kannam, Sridhar Kumar; Todd, B. D.; Hansen, J. S.; Daivis, Peter J.

    2011-10-01

    We investigate the hydrodynamic boundary condition for simple nanofluidic systems such as argon and methane flowing in graphene nanochannels using equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations (EMD) in conjunction with our recently proposed method [J. S. Hansen, B. D. Todd, and P. J. Daivis, Phys. Rev. E 84, 016313 (2011), 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.016313]. We first calculate the fluid-graphene interfacial friction coefficient, from which we can predict the slip length and the average velocity of the first fluid layer close to the wall (referred to as the slip velocity). Using direct nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations (NEMD) we then calculate the slip length and slip velocity from the streaming velocity profiles in Poiseuille and Couette flows. The slip lengths and slip velocities from the NEMD simulations are found to be in excellent agreement with our EMD predictions. Our EMD method therefore enables one to directly calculate this intrinsic friction coefficient between fluid and solid and the slip length for a given fluid and solid, which is otherwise tedious to calculate using direct NEMD simulations at low pressure gradients or shear rates. The advantages of the EMD method over the NEMD method to calculate the slip lengths/flow rates for nanofluidic systems are discussed, and we finally examine the dynamic behaviour of slip due to an externally applied field and shear rate.

  15. Multiple Temperature Model for Near Continuum Flows

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    XU, Kun; Liu, Hongwei [Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Jiang, Jianzheng [Chinese Academy ofSciences, Beijing (China)

    2007-09-15

    In the near continuum flow regime, the flow may have different translational temperatures in different directions. It is well known that for increasingly rarefied flow fields, the predictions from continuum formulation, such as the Navier-Stokes equations, lose accuracy. These inaccuracies may be partially due to the single temperature assumption in the Navier-Stokes equations. Here, based on the gas-kinetic Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) equation, a multitranslational temperature model is proposed and used in the flow calculations. In order to fix all three translational temperatures, two constraints are additionally proposed to model the energy exchange in different directions. Based on the multiple temperature assumption, the Navier-Stokes relation between the stress and strain is replaced by the temperature relaxation term, and the Navier-Stokes assumption is recovered only in the limiting case when the flow is close to the equilibrium with the same temperature in different directions. In order to validate the current model, both the Couette and Poiseuille flows are studied in the transition flow regime.

  16. Comparison of Simulations of Convective Flows

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    Lallemand, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    We show that a single particle distribution for the D2Q13 lattice Boltzmann scheme can simulate coupled effects involving advection and diffusion of velocity and temperature. We consider various test cases: non-linear waves with periodic boundary conditions, a test case with buoyancy, propagation of transverse waves, Couette and Poiseuille flows. We test various boundary conditions and propose to mix bounce-back and anti-bounce-back numerical boundary conditions to take into account velocity and temperature Dirichlet conditions. We present also first results for the de Vahl Davis heated cavity. Our results are compared with the coupled D2Q9-D2Q5 lattice Boltzmann approach for the Boussinesq system and with an elementary finite differences solver for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations.

  17. On the origin of streaks in turbulent shear flows

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    Waleffe, Fabian; Kim, John

    1991-01-01

    The paper substantiates the notion that selective amplification and direct resonance, based on linear theory, does not provide a selection mechanism for the well-defined streak spacing of about 100 wall units observed in wall-bounded turbulent shear flows. For the direct resonance theory, it is shown that the streaks are created by the nonlinear self-interaction of the vertical velocity rather than that of the directly forced vertical vorticity. It is proposed that the selection mechanism must be inherently nonlinear and correspond to a self-sustaining process. For the case of plane Poiseuille flow the 100-wall-unit criterion corresponds to a critical Reynolds number of 1250, based on the centerline velocity and the channel half-width, which is close to the usually quoted value of about 1000. In plane Couette flow, it corresponds to a critical Reynolds number of 625, based on the half-velocity difference and the half-width.

  18. Hydrodynamic Fluctuations in Laminar Fluid Flow. II. Fluctuating Squire Equation

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    Ortiz de Zárate, José M.; Sengers, Jan V.

    2013-02-01

    We use fluctuating hydrodynamics to evaluate the enhancement of thermally excited fluctuations in laminar fluid flow using plane Couette flow as a representative example. In a previous publication (J. Stat. Phys. 144:774, 2011) we derived the energy amplification arising from thermally excited wall-normal fluctuations by solving a fluctuating Orr-Sommerfeld equation. In the present paper we derive the energy amplification arising from wall-normal vorticity fluctuation by solving a fluctuating Squire equation. The thermally excited wall-normal vorticity fluctuations turn out to yield the dominant contribution to the energy amplification. In addition, we show that thermally excited streaks, even in the absence of any externally imposed perturbations, are present in laminar fluid flow.

  19. Turbulent patterns in wall-bounded flows: a Turing instability?

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    Manneville, Paul

    2012-01-01

    In their way to/from turbulence, plane wall-bounded flows display an interesting transitional regime where laminar and turbulent oblique bands alternate, the origin of which is still mysterious. In line with Barkley's recent work about the pipe flow transition involving reaction-diffusion concepts, we consider plane Couette flow in the same perspective and transform Waleffe's classical four-variable model of self-sustaining process into a reaction-diffusion model. We show that, upon fulfillment of a condition on the relative diffusivities of its variables, the featureless turbulent regime becomes unstable against patterning as the result of a Turing instability. A reduced two-variable model helps us to delineate the appropriate region of parameter space. An {\\it intrinsic} status is therefore given to the pattern's wavelength for the first time. Virtues and limitations of the model are discussed, calling for a microscopic support of the phenomenological approach.

  20. Understanding the sub-critical transition to turbulence in wall flows

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    Manneville, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Contrasting with free shear flows presenting velocity profiles with inflection points which cascade to turbulence in a relatively mild way, wall bounded flows are deprived of (inertial) instability modes at low Reynolds numbers and become turbulent in a much wilder way, most often marked by the coexistence of laminar and turbulent domains at intermediate Reynolds numbers, well below the range where (viscous) instabilities can show up. There can even be no unstable mode at all, as for plane Couette flow (pCf) or for Poiseuille pipe flow (Ppf) that currently are the subject of intense research. Though the mechanisms involved in the transition to turbulence in wall flows are now better understood, statistical properties of the transition itself are yet unsatisfactorily assessed. A review of the situation is given. An alternative to the temporal theory of the transition to turbulence in terms of chaotic transients in such globally subcritical flows is proposed, which invokes spatio-temporal intermittence and the ...

  1. Corrected second-order slip boundary condition for fluid flows in nanochannels.

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    Zhang, Hongwu; Zhang, Zhongqiang; Zheng, Yonggang; Ye, Hongfei

    2010-06-01

    A corrected second-order slip boundary condition is proposed to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for fluid flows confined in parallel-plate nanochannels. Compared with the classical second-order slip boundary condition proposed by Beskok and Karniadakis, the corrected slip boundary condition is not only dependent on the Knudsen number and the tangential momentum accommodation coefficient, but also dependent on the relative position of the slip surface in the Knudsen layer. For the fluid flows in slip-flow regime with the Knudsen number less than 0.3, Couette cell is investigated using molecular-dynamics simulations to verify Newtonian flow behaviors by examining the constitutive relationship between shear stress and strain rate. By comparing the velocity profiles of Poiseuille flows predicted from the Navier-Stokes equations with the corrected slip boundary condition with that from molecular-dynamics simulations, it is found that the flow behaviors in our models can be effectively captured.

  2. Optical Feedback Interferometry for Velocity Measurement of Parallel Liquid-Liquid Flows in a Microchannel

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    Evelio E. Ramírez-Miquet

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Optical feedback interferometry (OFI is a compact sensing technique with recent implementation for flow measurements in microchannels. We propose implementing OFI for the analysis at the microscale of multiphase flows starting with the case of parallel flows of two immiscible fluids. The velocity profiles in each phase were measured and the interface location estimated for several operating conditions. To the authors knowledge, this sensing technique is applied here for the first time to multiphase flows. Theoretical profiles issued from a model based on the Couette viscous flow approximation reproduce fairly well the experimental results. The sensing system and the analysis presented here provide a new tool for studying more complex interactions between immiscible fluids (such as liquid droplets flowing in a microchannel.

  3. Transient flow of a conducting fluid through a half-space and through a flat channel in a nonuniform external magnetic field

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    Antimirov, M.Ya.

    1978-01-01

    The transient flow of a conducting fluid in a nonuniform magnetic field is analyzed with consideration of the edge effect and in the zero-inductance (zero Prandtl number) approximation. The magnetic field induced by surface currents, first in only one thin wall and then in two thin walls, is calculated - with the current density described in terms of the delta function. The results of the general solution are then applied to flow through a half-space and through a flat channel under a pressure gradient, respectively. With the appropriate boundary conditions, Couette flow is considered as a special case. 8 references.

  4. Two critical issues in Langevin simulation of gas flows

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    Zhang, Jun [James Weir Fluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ, United Kingdom and State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Fan, Jing [State Key Laboratory of High Temperature Gas Dynamics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-12-09

    A stochastic algorithm based on the Langevin equation has been recently proposed to simulate rarefied gas flows. Compared with the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method, the Langevin method is more efficient in simulating small Knudsen number flows. While it is well-known that the cell sizes and time steps should be smaller than the mean free path and the mean collision time, respectively, in DSMC simulations, the Langevin equation uses a drift term and a diffusion term to describe molecule movements, so no direct molecular collisions have to be modeled. This enables the Langevin simulation to proceed with a much larger time step than that in the DSMC method. Two critical issues in Langevin simulation are addressed in this paper. The first issue is how to reproduce the transport properties as that described by kinetic theory. Transport coefficients predicted by Langevin equation are obtained by using Green-Kubo formulae. The second issue is numerical scheme with boundary conditions. We present two schemes corresponding to small time step and large time step, respectively. For small time step, the scheme is similar to DSMC method as the update of positions and velocities are uncoupled; for large time step, we present an analytical solution of the hitting time, which is the crucial factor for accurate simulation. Velocity-Couette flow, thermal-Couette flow, Rayleigh-Bénard flow and wall-confined problem are simulated by using these two schemes. Our study shows that Langevin simulation is a promising tool to investigate small Knudsen number flows.

  5. Spiral and Taylor vortex fronts and pulses in axial through-flow

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    Pinter, A; Hoffmann, C; Hoffmann, Ch.

    2003-01-01

    The influence of an axial through-flow on the spatiotemporal growth behavior of different vortex structures in the Taylor-Couette system with radius ratio eta=0.5 is determined. The Navier Stokes equations (NSE) linearized around the basic Couette-Poiseuille flow are solved numerically with a shooting method in a wide range of through-flow strengths Re and different rates of co- and counterrotating cylinders for toroidally closed vortices with azimuthal wave number m=0 and for spiral vortex flow with m=+1 and m=-1. For each of these three different vortex varieties we have investigated (i) axially extended vortex structures, (ii) axially localized vortex pulses, and (iii) vortex fronts. The complex dispersion relations of the linearized NSE for vortex modes with the three different m are evaluated for real axial wave numbers for (i) and over the plane of complex axial wave numbers for (ii,iii). We have also determined the Ginzburg-Landau amplitude equation (GLE) approximation in order to analyze its predictio...

  6. Non-Newtonian flow between concentric cylinders calculated from thermophysical properties obtained from simulations

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    Narayan, A.P. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Rainwater, J.C. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States); Hanley, H.J.M. [Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)]|[National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

    1995-03-01

    A study of the Weissenberg effect (rod climbing in a stirred system) based on nonequilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) is reported. Simulation results from a soft-sphere fluid are used to obtain a self-consistent free-surface profile of the fluid of finite compressibility undergoing Couette flow between concentric cylinders. A numerical procedure is then applied to calculate the height profile for a hypothetical fluid with thermophysical properties of the soft-sphere liquid and of a dense colloidal suspension. The height profile calculated is identified with shear thickening and the forms of the viscometric functions. The maximum climb occurs between the cylinders rather than at the inner cylinder.

  7. Interaction of monopolar and dipolar vortices with a shear flow: a numerical study

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    Kamp, Leon; Marques Rosas Fernandes, Vitor; van Heijst, Gert-Jan; Clercx, Herman

    2014-11-01

    Interaction of large-scale flows with vortices is of fundamental and widespread importance in geophysical fluid dynamics and also, more recently for the dynamics of fusion plasma. More specifically the interplay between two-dimensional turbulence constituted by a collection of unsteady eddies and so-called zonal flows has gained considerable interest because of the relevance for transport and associated barriers. We present numerical results on the interaction of individual monopolar and dipolar vortices with typical sheared channel flows (Couette and Poiseuille). Contrary to monopolar vortices, dipolar ones tend to retain their compactness while propagating through the shear flow along curved pathways without much distortion. Simulations on the interaction of a driven turbulent field with mentioned channel flows are used to explore the suppression of turbulence and turbulent transport and the pronounced role played by the boundaries on these.

  8. On Exact Solutions of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Uni-directional Flows

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    Lam, F

    2015-01-01

    In the present note, we show that the uni-directional flows in a rectangular channel and in a circular pipe are exact spatio-temporal solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations over a short time interval. We assert that the classical plane Poiseuille-Couette flow and Hagen-Poiseuille flow are time-independent approximations of the exact solutions if an appropriate initial velocity distribution at starting location is specified. Conceptually, there do not exist absolute steady flows starting from unspecified initial data. The classic experimental measurements by Poiseuille can be explained in terms of the evolutional solutions. In particular, the pipe flow does not have a time-independent characteristic velocity. The orthodox notion that the parabolic profile exists for arbitrary Reynolds numbers is unwarranted.

  9. Atomistic-Continuum Hybrid Simulation of Heat Transfer between Argon Flow and Copper Plates

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    Mao, Yijin; Chen, C L

    2016-01-01

    A simulation work aiming to study heat transfer coefficient between argon fluid flow and copper plate is carried out based on atomistic-continuum hybrid method. Navier-Stokes equations for continuum domain are solved through the Pressure Implicit with Splitting of Operators (PISO) algorithm, and the atom evolution in molecular domain is solved through the Verlet algorithm. The solver is validated by solving Couette flow and heat conduction problems. With both momentum and energy coupling method applied, simulations on convection of argon flows between two parallel plates are performed. The top plate is kept as a constant velocity and has higher temperature, while the lower one, which is modeled with FCC copper lattices, is also fixed but has lower temperature. It is found that, heat transfer between argon fluid flow and copper plate in this situation is much higher than that at macroscopic when the flow is fully developed.

  10. Interfacial wave behavior in oil-water channel flows: Prospects for a general understanding

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    McCready, M.J.; Uphold, D.D.; Gifford, K.A. [Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States)

    1997-12-31

    Oil-water pressure driven channel flow is examined as a model for general two-layer flows where interfacial disturbances are important. The goal is to develop sufficient understanding of this system so that the utility and limitations of linear and nonlinear theories can be known a priori. Experiments show that sometimes linear stability is useful at predicting the steady or dominant evolving waves. However in other situations there is no agreement between the linearly fastest growing wave and the spectral peak. An interesting preliminary result is that the bifurcation to interfacial waves is supercritical for all conditions that were studied for an oil-water channel flow, gas-liquid channel flow and two-liquid Couette flow. However, three different mechanisms are dominant for each of these three situations.

  11. Transition to turbulence in wall-bounded flows: Where do we stand?

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    Manneville, Paul

    2016-01-01

    In this essay, we recall the specificities of the transition to turbulence in wall-bounded flows and present recent achievements in the understanding of this problem. The transition is abrupt with laminar-turbulent coexistence over a finite range of Reynolds numbers, the transitional range. The archetypical cases of Poiseuille pipe flow and plane Couette flow are first reviewed at the phenomenological level, together with a few other flow configurations. Theoretical approaches are then examined with particular emphasis on the existence of special nontrivial solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations at finite distance from laminar flow. Dynamical systems theory is most appropriate to analyze their role, in particular with respect to the transient character of turbulence in the lower transitional range. The extensions needed to deal with the prominent spatiotemporal features of the transition are then discussed. Turbulence growth/decay in terms of statistical physics of many-body systems and the relevance of dir...

  12. Effect of surfactant concentration and interfacial slip on the flow past a viscous drop at low surface P\\'eclet number

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    Sekhar, G P Raja; Rohde, Christian

    2016-01-01

    The motion of a viscous drop is investigated when the interface is fully covered with a stagnant layer of surfactant in an arbitrary unsteady Stokes flow for the low surface P\\'eclet number limit. The effect of the interfacial slip coefficient on the behavior of the flow field is also considered. The hydrodynamic problem is solved by the solenoidal decomposition method and the drag force is computed in terms of Faxen's laws using a perturbation ansatz in powers of the surface P\\'eclet number. The analytical expressions for the migration velocity of the drop are also obtained in powers of the surface P\\'eclet number. Further instances corresponding to a given ambient flow as uniform flow, Couette flow, Poiseuille flow are analyzed. Moreover, it is observed that, a surfactant-induced cross-stream migration of the drop occur towards the centre-line in both Couette flow and Poiseuille flow cases. The variation of the drag force and migration velocity is computed for different parameters such as P\\'eclet number, M...

  13. Quantification of the secondary flow in a radial coupled centrifugal blood pump based on particle tracking velocimetry.

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    Watanabe, Nobuo; Masuda, Takaya; Iida, Tomoya; Kataoka, Hiroyuki; Fujimoto, Tetsuo; Takatani, Setsuo

    2005-01-01

    Secondary flow in the centrifugal blood pump helps to enhance the washout effect and to minimize thrombus formation. On the other hand, it has an adverse effect on pump efficiency. Excessive secondary flow may induce hemolytic effects. Understanding the secondary flow is thus important to the design of a compact, efficient, biocompatible blood pump. This study examined the secondary flow in a radial coupled centrifugal blood pump based on a simple particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) technique. A radial magnetically coupled centrifugal blood pump has a bell-shaped narrow clearance between the impeller inner radius and the pump casing. In order to vary the flow levels through the clearance area, clearance widths of 0.25 mm and 0.50 mm and impeller washout holes with diameters of 0 mm, 2.5 mm, and 4 mm were prepared. A high-speed video camera (2000 frames per second) was used to capture the particle images from which radial flow components were derived. The flow in the space behind the impeller was assumed to be laminar and Couette type. The larger the inner clearance or diameter of washout hole, the greater was the secondary flow rate. Without washout holes, the flow behind the impeller resulted in convection. The radial flow through the washout holes of the impeller was conserved in the radial as well as in the axial direction behind the impeller. The increase in the secondary flow reduced the net pump efficiency. Simple PTV was successful in quantifying the flow in the space behind the impeller. The results verified the hypothesis that the flow behind the impeller was theoretically Couette along the circumferential direction. The convection flow observed behind the impeller agreed with the reports of other researchers. Simple PTV was effective in understanding the fluid dynamics to help improve the compact, efficient, and biocompatible centrifugal blood pump for safe clinical applications.

  14. Control algorithm for multiscale flow simulations of water

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    Kotsalis, E. M.; Walther, Jens Honore; Kaxiras, E.

    2009-01-01

    . The use of a mass conserving specular wall results in turn to spurious oscillations in the density profile of the atomistic description of water. These oscillations can be eliminated by using an external boundary force that effectively accounts for the virial component of the pressure. In this Rapid......We present a multiscale algorithm to couple atomistic water models with continuum incompressible flow simulations via a Schwarz domain decomposition approach. The coupling introduces an inhomogeneity in the description of the atomistic domain and prevents the use of periodic boundary conditions...... Communication, we extend a control algorithm, previously introduced for monatomic molecules, to the case of atomistic water and demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. The proposed computational method is validated for the cases of equilibrium and Couette flow of water....

  15. Control algorithm for multiscale flow simulations of water

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    Kotsalis, Evangelos M.; Walther, Jens H.; Kaxiras, Efthimios; Koumoutsakos, Petros

    2009-04-01

    We present a multiscale algorithm to couple atomistic water models with continuum incompressible flow simulations via a Schwarz domain decomposition approach. The coupling introduces an inhomogeneity in the description of the atomistic domain and prevents the use of periodic boundary conditions. The use of a mass conserving specular wall results in turn to spurious oscillations in the density profile of the atomistic description of water. These oscillations can be eliminated by using an external boundary force that effectively accounts for the virial component of the pressure. In this Rapid Communication, we extend a control algorithm, previously introduced for monatomic molecules, to the case of atomistic water and demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. The proposed computational method is validated for the cases of equilibrium and Couette flow of water.

  16. Dinoflagellate bioluminescence in response to mechanical stimuli in water flows

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    A. S. Cussatlegras

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Bioluminescence of plankton organisms induced by water movements has long been observed and is still under investigations because of its great complexity. In particular, the exact mechanism occurring at the level of the cell has not been yet fully understood. This work is devoted to the study of the bioluminescence of the dinoflagellates plankton species Pyrocystis noctiluca in response to mechanical stimuli generated by water flows. Several experiments were performed with different types of flows in a Couette shearing apparatus. All of them converge to the conclusion that stationary homogeneous laminar shear does not trigger massive bioluminescence, but that acceleration and shear are both necessary to stimulate together an intense bioluminescence response. The distribution of the experimental bioluminescence thresholds is finally calculated from the light emission response for the Pyrocystis noctiluca species.

  17. Theory of margination and cell-free layer thickness in blood flow

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    Graham, Michael

    2016-11-01

    A mechanistic model is developed to describe segregation in confined multicomponent suspensions such as blood during Couette or plane Poiseuille flow. We focus attention on the case of a binary suspension with a deformable primary component (e.g. red blood cells) that completely dominates the collision dynamics in the system. The model captures the phenomena of depletion layer formation and margination observed in confined multicomponent suspensions of deformable particles. The depletion layer thickness of the primary component is predicted to follow a master curve relating it in a specific way to confinement ratio and volume fraction. Results from experiments and detailed simulations with different parameters (flexibility, viscosity ratio, confinement) collapse onto this curve with only one adjustable parameter. In a binary suspension, several regimes of segregation arise, depending on the value of a "margination parameter" M. Most importantly, in both Couette and Poiseuille flows there is a critical value of M below which a sharp "drainage transition" occurs: one component is completely depleted from the bulk flow to the vicinity of the walls. Direct simulations also exhibit this transition as the size or flexibility ratio of the components changes.

  18. Standard logarithmic mean velocity distribution in a band-limited restricted nonlinear model of turbulent flow in a half-channel

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    Bretheim, Joel U; Gayme, Dennice F

    2014-01-01

    Numerical simulations of wall-turbulence using the restricted nonlinear (RNL) model generate realistic mean velocity profiles in plane Couette and channel flow at low Reynolds numbers. The results are less accurate at higher Re, and while a logarithmic region is observed, its von-K\\'arm\\'an constant is not consistent with the standard logarithmic law. In half-channel flow we show that limiting the streamwise-varying wavenumber support of RNL turbulence to one or few empirically determined modes improves its predictions considerably. In particular, the mean velocity profiles obtained with the band-limited RNL model follow standard logarithmic behavior for the higher Reynolds numbers in this study.

  19. On the Linear Stability of Thermal Convection with Three Different Imposed Shear Flows

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    Ildebrando Pérez-Reyes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The problem of convection in a fluid with temperature dependent viscosity and imposed shear flow, driven by pressure gradients and by a top moving wall, is studied for the case of poorly thermal conducting horizontal walls. Analytical expressions accounting for temperature dependent viscosity effects were obtained for the critical Rayleigh number and frequency of oscillation under a shallow water approximation for Poiseuille, Couette and returning primary flows. The results of this investi- gation contirbute and extend previous findings showing that the onset of convection can be achieved at smaller critical Rayleigh and wavenumbers. The results include approximations of weak and strong shear flows along with conditions for rigid-rigid and rigid-free boundaries. It was found that the imposed shear flow does not influence the critical wavenumber but it does increases the critical Rayleigh number. In this case convection sets in as oscillatory.

  20. A new multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model for incompressible flows in porous media

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    Liu, Qing; He, Chao

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, a two-dimensional eight-velocity (D2Q8) multiple-relaxation-time (MRT) lattice Boltzmann (LB) model is proposed for incompressible porous flows at the representative elementary volume scale based on the Brinkman-Forchheimer-extended Darcy formulation. In the MRT-LB model, newly defined equilibrium moments are employed to account for the porosity of the porous media, and the linear and nonlinear drag forces of the media are incorporated into the model by adding a forcing term to the MRT-LB equation in the moment space. The model is validated by simulating the 2D Poiseuille flow, Couette flow and lid-driven cavity flow in porous media. The numerical results are in excellent agreement with the analytical solutions and/or the well-documented data available in the literature.

  1. Lattice Boltzmann methods for complex micro-flows: applicability and limitations for practical applications

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    Suga, K.

    2013-06-01

    The extensive evaluation studies of the lattice Boltzmann method for micro-scale flows (μ-flow LBM) by the author's group are summarized. For the two-dimensional test cases, force-driven Poiseuille flows, Couette flows, a combined nanochannel flow, and flows in a nanochannel with a square- or triangular cylinder are discussed. The three-dimensional (3D) test cases are nano-mesh flows and a flow between 3D bumpy walls. The reference data for the complex test flow geometries are from the molecular dynamics simulations of the Lennard-Jones fluid by the author's group. The focused flows are mainly in the slip and a part of the transitional flow regimes at Kn flow LBMs are the lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook and the multiple-relaxation time LBMs with several boundary conditions and discrete velocity models. The effects of the discrete velocity models, the wall boundary conditions, the near-wall correction models of the molecular mean free path and the regularization process are discussed to confirm the applicability and the limitations of the μ-flow LBMs for complex flow geometries.

  2. Lattice Boltzmann methods for complex micro-flows: applicability and limitations for practical applications

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    Suga, K, E-mail: suga@me.osakafu-u.ac.jp [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531 (Japan)

    2013-06-15

    The extensive evaluation studies of the lattice Boltzmann method for micro-scale flows ({mu}-flow LBM) by the author's group are summarized. For the two-dimensional test cases, force-driven Poiseuille flows, Couette flows, a combined nanochannel flow, and flows in a nanochannel with a square- or triangular cylinder are discussed. The three-dimensional (3D) test cases are nano-mesh flows and a flow between 3D bumpy walls. The reference data for the complex test flow geometries are from the molecular dynamics simulations of the Lennard-Jones fluid by the author's group. The focused flows are mainly in the slip and a part of the transitional flow regimes at Kn < 1. The evaluated schemes of the {mu}-flow LBMs are the lattice Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook and the multiple-relaxation time LBMs with several boundary conditions and discrete velocity models. The effects of the discrete velocity models, the wall boundary conditions, the near-wall correction models of the molecular mean free path and the regularization process are discussed to confirm the applicability and the limitations of the {mu}-flow LBMs for complex flow geometries. (invited review)

  3. A comparative study between dissipative particle dynamics and molecular dynamics for simple- and complex-geometry flows.

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    Keaveny, Eric E; Pivkin, Igor V; Maxey, Martin; Em Karniadakis, George

    2005-09-08

    The purpose of this study is to compare the results from molecular-dynamics and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations of Lennard-Jones (LJ) fluid and determine the quantitative effects of DPD coarse graining on flow parameters. We illustrate how to select the conservative force coefficient, the cut-off radius, and the DPD time scale in order to simulate a LJ fluid. To show the effects of coarse graining and establish accuracy in the DPD simulations, we conduct equilibrium simulations, Couette flow simulations, Poiseuille flow simulations, and simulations of flow around a periodic array of square cylinders. For the last flow problem, additional comparisons are performed against continuum simulations based on the spectral/hp element method.

  4. Effect of Shear Stress in Flow on Cultured Cell: Using Rotating Disk at Microscope

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    Haruka Hino

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available An experimental system of the Couette type flow with a rotating disk has been designed to apply wall shear stress quantitatively on the cell culture at the microscopic observation in vitro. The shear stress on the wall is calculated with an estimated Couette type of the velocity profile between the rotating disk and the culture plate. The constant rotational speed (lower than 400 rpm produces the wall shear stress lower than 2 Pa. The rotating disk system is mounted on the stage of an inverted phase contrast microscope to observe the behavior of cells adhered on the plate under the shear flow. Two kinds of cells were used in the test: C2C12 (mouse myoblast cell line, and MC3T3-E1 (mouse osteoblast precursor cell line. The experiments show that C2C12 tends to make orientation diagonal to the stream line, and that MC3T3-E1 tends to make orientation parallel to the stream line. Deformation and exfoliation of cells can be observed under controlled wall shear stress by the experimental system.

  5. Flow, slippage and a hydrodynamic boundary condition of polymers at surfaces

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    Mueller, M; Pastorino, C; Servantie, J [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Georg-August-Universitaet, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany)], E-mail: mmueller@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de

    2008-12-10

    Tailoring surface interactions or grafting of polymers onto surfaces is a versatile tool for controlling wettability, lubrication, adhesion and interactions between surfaces. Using molecular dynamics of a coarse-grained, bead-spring model and dynamic single-chain-in-mean-field simulations, we investigate how structural changes near the surface affect the flow of a polymer melt over the surface and how these changes can be parameterized by a hydrodynamic boundary condition. We study the temperature dependence of the near-surface flow of a polymer melt at a corrugated, attractive surface. At weakly attractive surfaces, lubrication layers form, the slip length is large and increases upon cooling. Close to the glass transition temperature, very large slip lengths are observed. At a more attractive surface, a 'sticky surface layer' is build up, giving rise to a small slip length. Upon cooling, the slip length decreases at high temperatures, passes through a minimum and increases upon approaching the glass transition temperature. At strongly attractive surfaces, the Navier slip condition fails to describe Couette and Poiseuille flows simultaneously. A similar failure of the Navier slip condition is observed for the flow of a polymer melt over a brush comprised of identical molecules. The wetting and flow properties of this surface are rather complex. Most notably, the cyclic motion of the grafted molecules gives rise to a reversal of the flow direction at the grafting surface. The failure of the Navier slip condition in both cases can be rationalized within a schematic, two-layer model, which demonstrates that the Navier slip condition fails to simultaneously describe Poiseuille and Couette flow if the fluid at the surface exhibits a higher viscosity than the bulk.

  6. Surface Effects on Nanoscale Gas Flows

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    Beskok, Ali; Barisik, Murat

    2010-11-01

    3D MD simulations of linear Couette flow of argon gas confined within nano-scale channels are performed in the slip, transition and free molecular flow regimes. The velocity and density profiles show deviations from the kinetic theory based predictions in the near wall region that typically extends three molecular diameters (s) from each surface. Utilizing the Irwin-Kirkwood theorem, stress tensor components for argon gas confined in nano-channels are investigated. Outside the 3s region, three normal stress components are identical, and equal to pressure predicted using the ideal gas law, while the shear stress is a constant. Within the 3s region, the normal stresses become anisotropic and the shear stress shows deviations from its bulk value due to the surface virial effects. Utilizing the kinetic theory and MD predicted shear stress values, the tangential momentum accommodation coefficient for argon gas interacting with FCC structured walls (100) plane facing the fluid is calculated to be 0.75; this value is independent of the Knudsen number. Results show emergence of the 3s region as an additional characteristic length scale in nano-confined gas flows.

  7. The Finite Element Method of Rotary Couette-Poiseuille Flow%旋转库特流中的有限元法

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    杨柳; 陈文梅; 褚良银; 汤潍蔚

    2002-01-01

    讨论了旋转管式膜器环隙间定常流动的有限元解法.首先给出了定常流动的解析解;其次,根据流体力学方程建立了元素方程组,并将元素方程组汇总成总体方程组,归纳了旋转库特流定常流动的有限元算法.最后,通过给定的参数计算了旋转库特流切向速度分布的数值解,并绘制了相应的切向速度分布曲线.

  8. Laminar-turbulent patterning in wall-bounded shear flows: a Galerkin model

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    Seshasayanan, K

    2015-01-01

    On its way to turbulence, plane Couette flow - the flow between counter-translating parallel plates - displays a puzzling steady oblique laminar-turbulent pattern. We approach this problem via Galerkin modelling of the Navier-Stokes equations. The wall-normal dependence of the hydrodynamic field is treated by means of expansions on functional bases fitting the boundary conditions exactly. This yields a set of partial differential equations for the spatiotemporal dynamics in the plane of the flow. Truncating this set beyond lowest nontrivial order is numerically shown to produce the expected pattern, therefore improving over what was obtained at cruder effective wall-normal resolution. Perspectives opened by the approach are discussed.

  9. Rheological aspects of dense lignite-water suspensions; structure development on consecutive flow loops

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    Goudoulas, Thomas B.; Kastrinakis, Eleftherios G.; Nychas, Stavros G. [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemical Engineering, Univ. Box 453, Thessaloniki (Greece)

    2007-01-15

    Aspects of dense lignite-water slurries (LWS) rheology were investigated using controlled stress and controlled strain rheometers with parallel disks and Couette geometries. During the preparation of the slurries, the achieved solids volume fractions were up to 0.425 and the particle size distributions were polydispersed with sizes up to 300 {mu}m. In the ascending parts of consecutive flow loops, a slope transition of the flow curve was observed and studied in relation to the solids volume fraction. The obtained results with the different geometries and rheometers were qualitatively the same. By following the model proposed by Cheng (Rheol Acta 42:372-382, 2003) for thixotropic fluids, and taking into account the yield stress appearance, a suitable correlation for LWS is proposed, which is consistent with the experimental flow curves. (orig.)

  10. Theoretical study of motion of small spherical air bubbles in a uniform shear flow of water

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    Mehdi, Syed Murtuza [Mechatronics Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Sin [School of Energy Systems Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-02-15

    A simple Couette flow velocity profile with an appropriate correlation for the free terminal rise velocity of a single bubble in a quiescent liquid can produce reliable results for the trajectories of small spherical air bubbles in a low-viscosity liquid (water) provided the liquid remains under uniform shear flow. Comparison of the model adopted in this paper with published results has been accomplished. Based on this study it has also been found that the lift coefficient in water is higher than its typical value in a high-viscosity liquid and therefore a modified correlation for the lift coefficient in a uniform shear flow of water within the regime of the Eoetvoes number 0:305 ≤ Eo ≤ 1:22 is also presented.

  11. Finite-volume method with lattice Boltzmann flux scheme for incompressible porous media flow at the representative-elementary-volume scale

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    Hu, Yang; Li, Decai; Shu, Shi; Niu, Xiaodong

    2016-02-01

    Based on the Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimer equation, a finite-volume computational model with lattice Boltzmann flux scheme is proposed for incompressible porous media flow in this paper. The fluxes across the cell interface are calculated by reconstructing the local solution of the generalized lattice Boltzmann equation for porous media flow. The time-scaled midpoint integration rule is adopted to discretize the governing equation, which makes the time step become limited by the Courant-Friedricks-Lewy condition. The force term which evaluates the effect of the porous medium is added to the discretized governing equation directly. The numerical simulations of the steady Poiseuille flow, the unsteady Womersley flow, the circular Couette flow, and the lid-driven flow are carried out to verify the present computational model. The obtained results show good agreement with the analytical, finite-difference, and/or previously published solutions.

  12. Transition from steady to periodic liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic flow in a sliding electrical contact

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    Talmage, Gita; Walker, John S.; Brown, Samuel H.; Sondergaard, Neal A.

    1993-09-01

    In homopolar motors and generators, large dc electric currents pass through the sliding electrical contacts between rotating copper disks (rotors) and static copper surfaces shrouding the rotor tips (stators). A liquid metal in the small radial gap between the rotor tip and concentric stator surface can provide a low-resistance, low-drag electrical contact. Since there is a strong magnetic field in the region of the electrical contacts, there are large electromagnetic body forces on the liquid metal. The primary, azimuthal motion consists of simple Couette flow, plus an electromagnetically driven flow with large extremes of the azimuthal velocity near the rotor corners. The secondary flow involves the radial and axial velocity components, is driven by the centrifugal force associated with the primary flow, and is opposed by the electromagnetic body force, so that the circulation varies inversely as the square of the magnetic-field strength. Three flow regimes are identified as the angular velocity Ω of the rotor is increased. For small Ω, the primary flow is decoupled from the secondary flow. As Ω increases, the secondary flow begins to convect the azimuthal-velocity peaks radially outward, which in turn changes the centrifugal force driving the secondary flow. At some critical value of Ω, the flow becomes periodic through the coupling of the primary and secondary flows. The azimuthal-velocity peaks begin to move radially in and out with an accompanying oscillation in the secondary-flow strength.

  13. In-situ shear stress indicator using heated strain gages at the flow boundary

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    Yeh, Chi-An; Yang, Fuling

    2011-11-01

    This work borrows the concept of hot-wire anemometry and sketch a technique that uses local heat transfer to infer the flow field and the corresponding stress. Conventional strain gages were mounted at the flow solid boundary as the heat source and acrylic boundary was chosen for its low thermal conductivity ensuring heat accumulation when a gage is energized. The gage would now work in slightly overheated state and its self-heating leads to an additional thermal strain. When exposed to a flow field, heat is brought away by local forced convection, resulting in deviations in gage signal from that developed in quiescent liquid. We have developed a facility to achieve synchronous gage measurements at different locations on a solid boundary. Three steady flow motions were considered: circular Couette flow, rectilinear uniform flow, and rectilinear oscillating flow. Preliminary tests show the gage reading does respond to the imposed flow through thermal effects and greater deviation was measured in flows of higher shear strain rates. The correlation between the gage signals and the imposed flow field is further examined by theoretical analysis. We also introduced a second solid boundary to the vicinity of the gage in the two rectilinear flows. The gage readings demonstrate rises in its magnitudes indicating wall amplification effect on the local shear strain, agreeing to the drag augmentation by a second solid boundary reported in many multiphase flow literatures.

  14. Bypass transition and subcritical turbulence in plane Poiseuille flow

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    Zammert, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Plane Poiseuille flow shows turbulence at a Reynolds number that is lower than the critical one for the onset of Tollmien-Schlichting waves. The transition to turbulence follows the same route as the by-pass transition in boundary layers, i.e. finite amplitude perturbations are required and the flow is dominated by downstream vortices and streaks in the transitional regime. In order to relate the phenomenology in plane Poiseuille flow to our previous studies of plane Couette flow (Kreilos & Eckhardt, 2012), we study a symmetric subspace of plane Poiseuille flow in which the bifurcation cascade stands out clearly. By tracing the edge state, which in this system is a travelling wave, and its bifurcations, we can trace the formation of a chaotic attractor, the interior crisis that increase the phase space volume affected by the flow, and the ultimate transition into a chaotic saddle in a crisis bifurcation. After the boundary crisis we can observe transient chaos with exponentially distributed lifetimes.

  15. Criterion of Turbulent Transition in Pressure Driven Flows

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    Dou, Hua-Shu; Khoo, Boo Cheong

    2012-11-01

    It has been found from numerical simulations and experiments that velocity inflection could result in turbulent transition in viscous parallel flows. However, there are exceptions, for example, in the plane Poiseuille-Couette flow. Thus, whether velocity inflection necessarily leads to turbulent transition is still not clear. To-date, there is still no consensus on the physics of turbulence transition in the scientific community. In this study, the mechanism of turbulent transition is investigated using the energy gradient method. It is found that the transition to turbulence from a laminar flow depends on the magnitudes of the energy gradient function and the energy of the disturbance imposed (including both the amplitude and the frequency). Our study further reveals that the criterion of turbulent transition is different in pressure and shear driven flows. In pressure driven parallel flows, it is found that the necessary and sufficient condition of turbulent transition is the existence of an inflection point on the velocity profile. This criterion is found to be consistent with the available experimental data and numerical simulation results. On contrast, velocity inflection in shear driven flows does not necessarily lead to turbulent transition.

  16. Coupled continuum and molecular model of flow through fibrous filter

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    Zhao, Shunliu; Povitsky, Alex

    2013-11-01

    A coupled approach combining the continuum boundary singularity method (BSM) and the molecular direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) is developed and validated using Taylor-Couette flow and the flow about a single fiber confined between two parallel walls. In the proposed approach, the DSMC is applied to an annular region enclosing the fiber and the BSM is employed in the entire flow domain. The parameters used in the DSMC and the coupling procedure, such as the number of simulated particles, the cell size, and the size of the coupling zone are determined by inspecting the accuracy of pressure drop obtained for the range of Knudsen numbers between zero and unity. The developed approach is used to study flowfield of fibrous filtration flows. It is observed that in the partial-slip flow regime, Kn ⩽ 0.25, the results obtained by the proposed coupled BSM-DSMC method match the solution by BSM combined with the heuristic partial-slip boundary conditions. For transition molecular-to-continuum Knudsen numbers, 0.25 pressure drop and velocity between these two approaches is significant. This difference increases with the Knudsen number that confirms the usefulness of coupled continuum and molecular methods in numerical modeling of transition low Reynolds number flows in fibrous filters.

  17. Motion stability of a suspended particle in a MHD flow

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    Shvarts, I.A.

    1977-07-01

    An examination is made of the motion instability of a suspended particle in a plane-parallel laminar flow with a velocity profile U(y,A) where A is certain parameter. An expression was obtained for the critical Reynolds number Re = ..cap alpha../delta/U/delta y/:the coefficient ..cap alpha.. is associated with dimensions and form of the particle. The results of the common theory are used for studying the motion instability of suspended spherical particle in Couette--Hartmann MHD flows. At large Hartmann numbers Re*/Ha was shown to be constant. This agrees well with experimental data on the hydrodynamic stability of the MHD flow itself. A definite correlation also takes place between Re/sub kr/(Ha) of a MHD flow and the Reynolds numbers that determine the stability of suspended particles when the Hartmann numbers are small. Thus, in a number of cases it is possible to examine the hydrodynamic stability of a MHD flow by the motion stability of solid particles introduced into the flow. 8 references, 2 illustrations.

  18. Improved Nonlinear Fluid Model in Rotating Flow%作旋转流动时非线性流体的改进模型

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    N·阿什拉菲; H·K·雷扎; 黄雅意

    2012-01-01

    Pseudoplastic circular Couette flow in annulus was investigated. The viscosity was dependent on the shear rate which directly affected the conservation equations that were solved by the spectral method in the present study. The pseudoplastic model adopted here proved suitable representative of nonlinear fluids. Unlike the previous studies where only the square of shear rate term in viscosity expression was considered to ease the numerical manipulations, in the present study the term containing the quadratic power was also taken into account. The curved streamlines of the circular Couette flow could cause a centrifugal instability leading to toroidal vortices, known as Taylor vortices. It is further found that the critical Taylor number becomes lower as the pseudoplastic effect increases. Comparison with existing measurements on pseudoplastic circular Couette flow results in good agreement.%在圆环结构中研究拟塑性流体作圆形的Couette流动.流体的粘度依赖于对守恒方程有直接影响的剪切率,守恒方程采用谱方法求解.可以证明所采用的拟塑性模型,可以被适当地表示为典型的非线性流动.在早期研究中,为了方便数值计算,粘度表达式中只考虑了剪切率的二次项,与此不同,这里考虑了二次幂项.圆形Couette流动中弯曲的流线,造成离心的不稳定性,引起环形的漩涡,称之为Taylor漩涡.进而发现,随着拟塑性影响的增加,临界Taylor数下降.与已有圆形Couette流动的实验相比较,两者有着良好的一致性.

  19. An isogeometric variational multiscale method for large-eddy simulation of coupled multi-ion transport in turbulent flow

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    Bauer, Georg; Gamnitzer, Peter [Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85747 Garching (Germany); Gravemeier, Volker, E-mail: vgravem@lnm.mw.tum.de [Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85747 Garching (Germany); Emmy Noether Research Group “Computational Multiscale Methods for Turbulent Combustion”, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85747 Garching (Germany); Wall, Wolfgang A. [Institute for Computational Mechanics, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85747 Garching (Germany)

    2013-10-15

    Highlights: •We present a computational method for coupled multi-ion transport in turbulent flow. •The underlying formulation is a variational multiscale finite element method. •It is combined with the isogeometric concept for electrochemical systems. •Coupled multi-ion transport in fully turbulent Taylor–Couette flow is simulated. •This example is an important model problem for rotating cylinder electrodes. -- Abstract: Electrochemical processes, such as electroplating of large items in galvanic baths, are often coupled to turbulent flow. In this study, we propose an isogeometric residual-based variational multiscale finite element method for multi-ion transport in dilute electrolyte solutions under turbulent flow conditions. In other words, this means that the concepts of isogeometric discretization and variational multiscale methods are successfully combined for developing a method capable of simulating the challenging problem of coupled multi-ion transport in turbulent flow. We present a comprehensive three-dimensional computational method taking into account, among others, coupled convection–diffusion-migration equations subject to an electroneutrality constraint in combination with phenomenological electrode-kinetics modeling. The electrochemical subproblem is one-way coupled to turbulent incompressible flow via convection. Ionic mass transfer in turbulent Taylor–Couette flow is investigated, representing an important model problem for rotating-cylinder-electrode configurations. Multi-ion transport as considered here is an example for mass transport at high Schmidt number (Sc=1389). An isogeometric discretization is especially advantageous for the present problem, since (i) curved boundaries can be represented exactly, and (ii) it has been proven to provide very accurate solutions for flow quantities when being applied in combination with residual-based variational multiscale modeling. We demonstrate that the method is robust and provides

  20. A simple expression for pressure drops of water and other low molecular liquids in the flow through micro-orifices

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    Hasegawa, Tomiichi; Ushida, Akiomi; Narumi, Takatsune

    2015-12-01

    Flows are generally divided into two types: shear flows and shear-free elongational (extensional) flows. Both are necessary for a thorough understanding of the flow properties of a fluid. Shear flows are easy to achieve in practice, for example, through Poiseuille or Couette flows. Shear-free elongational flows are experimentally hard to achieve, resulting in an incomplete understanding of the flow properties of fluids in micro-devices. Nevertheless, flows through micro-orifices are useful for probing the properties of elongational flows at high elongational rates; although these flows exhibit shear and elongation, the elongation is dominant and the shear is negligible in the central region of the flows. We previously reported an anomalous reduction in pressure drops in the flows of water, a 50/50 mixture of glycerol and water, and silicone oils through micro-orifices. In the present paper, we rearrange the data presented in the previous paper and reveal a simple relationship where the pressure drop is proportional to the velocity through the micro-orifices, independent of the orifice diameter and the viscosity of the liquids tested. We explain our observations by introducing a "fluid element" model, in which fluid elements are formed on entering the orifice. The model is based on the idea that low molecular liquids, including water, generate strong elongational stress, similar to a polymer solution, in the flow through micro-orifices.

  1. Influence of fluid temperature gradient on the flow within the shaft gap of a PLR pump

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    Qian, W.; Rosic, B.; Zhang, Q.; Khanal, B.

    2016-03-01

    In nuclear power plants the primary-loop recirculation (PLR) pump circulates the high temperature/high-pressure coolant in order to remove the thermal energy generated within the reactor. The pump is sealed using the cold purge flow in the shaft seal gap between the rotating shaft and stationary casing, where different forms of Taylor-Couette flow instabilities develop. Due to the temperature difference between the hot recirculating water and the cold purge water (of order of 200 °C), the flow instabilities in the gap cause temperature fluctuations, which can lead to shaft or casing thermal fatigue cracks. The present work numerically investigated the influence of temperature difference and rotating speed on the structure and dynamics of the Taylor-Couette flow instabilities. The CFD solver used in this study was extensively validated against the experimental data published in the open literature. Influence of temperature difference on the fluid dynamics of Taylor vortices was investigated in this study. With large temperature difference, the structure of the Taylor vortices is greatly stretched at the interface region between the annulus gap and the lower recirculating cavity. Higher temperature difference and rotating speed induce lower fluctuating frequency and smaller circumferential wave number of Taylor vortices. However, the azimuthal wave speed remains unchanged with all the cases tested. The predicted axial location of the maximum temperature fluctuation on the shaft is in a good agreement with the experimental data, identifying the region potentially affected by the thermal fatigue. The physical understandings of such flow instabilities presented in this paper would be useful for future PLR pump design optimization.

  2. A new highly adaptable design of shear-flow device for orientation of macromolecules for Linear Dichroism (LD) measurement

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    Lundahl, P. Johan

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a new design of flow-orientation device for the study of bio-macromolecules, including DNA and protein complexes, as well as aggregates such as amyloid fibrils and liposome membranes, using Linear Dichroism (LD) spectroscopy. The design provides a number of technical advantages that should make the device inexpensive to manufacture, easier to use and more reliable than existing techniques. The degree of orientation achieved is of the same order of magnitude as that of the commonly used concentric cylinders Couette flow cell, however, since the device exploits a set of flat strain-free quartz plates, a number of problems associated with refraction and birefringence of light are eliminated, increasing the sensitivity and accuracy of measurement. The device provides similar shear rates to those of the Couette cell but is superior in that the shear rate is constant across the gap. Other major advantages of the design is the possibility to change parts and vary sample volume and path length easily and at a low cost. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  3. Lattice Boltzmann method for linear oscillatory noncontinuum flows.

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    Shi, Yong; Yap, Ying Wan; Sader, John E

    2014-03-01

    Oscillatory gas flows are commonly generated by micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems. Due to their small size and high operating frequencies, these devices often produce noncontinuum gas flows. Theoretical analysis of such flows requires solution of the unsteady Boltzmann equation, which can present a formidable challenge. In this article, we explore the applicability of the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method to such linear oscillatory noncontinuum flows; this method is derived from the linearized Boltzmann Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) equation. We formulate four linearized LB models in the frequency domain, based on Gaussian-Hermite quadratures of different algebraic precision (AP). The performance of each model is assessed by comparison to high-accuracy numerical solutions to the linearized Boltzmann-BGK equation for oscillatory Couette flow. The numerical results demonstrate that high even-order LB models provide superior performance over the greatest noncontinuum range. Our results also highlight intrinsic deficiencies in the current LB framework, which is incapable of capturing noncontinuum behavior at high oscillation frequencies, regardless of quadrature AP and the Knudsen number.

  4. Lattice Boltzmann method for linear oscillatory noncontinuum flows

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    Shi, Yong; Yap, Ying Wan; Sader, John E.

    2014-03-01

    Oscillatory gas flows are commonly generated by micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems. Due to their small size and high operating frequencies, these devices often produce noncontinuum gas flows. Theoretical analysis of such flows requires solution of the unsteady Boltzmann equation, which can present a formidable challenge. In this article, we explore the applicability of the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method to such linear oscillatory noncontinuum flows; this method is derived from the linearized Boltzmann Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) equation. We formulate four linearized LB models in the frequency domain, based on Gaussian-Hermite quadratures of different algebraic precision (AP). The performance of each model is assessed by comparison to high-accuracy numerical solutions to the linearized Boltzmann-BGK equation for oscillatory Couette flow. The numerical results demonstrate that high even-order LB models provide superior performance over the greatest noncontinuum range. Our results also highlight intrinsic deficiencies in the current LB framework, which is incapable of capturing noncontinuum behavior at high oscillation frequencies, regardless of quadrature AP and the Knudsen number.

  5. Simulation of platelets suspension flowing through a stenosis model using a dissipative particle dynamics approach.

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    Soares, Joao S; Gao, Chao; Alemu, Yared; Slepian, Marvin; Bluestein, Danny

    2013-11-01

    Stresses on blood cellular constituents induced by blood flow can be represented by a continuum approach down to the μm level; however, the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis and platelet activation and aggregation are on the order of nm. The coupling of the disparate length and time scales between molecular and macroscopic transport phenomena represents a major computational challenge. In order to bridge the gap between macroscopic flow scales and the cellular scales with the goal of depicting and predicting flow induced thrombogenicity, multi-scale approaches based on particle methods are better suited. We present a top-scale model to describe bulk flow of platelet suspensions: we employ dissipative particle dynamics to model viscous flow dynamics and present a novel and general no-slip boundary condition that allows the description of three-dimensional viscous flows through complex geometries. Dissipative phenomena associated with boundary layers and recirculation zones are observed and favorably compared to benchmark viscous flow solutions (Poiseuille and Couette flows). Platelets in suspension, modeled as coarse-grained finite-sized ensembles of bound particles constituting an enclosed deformable membrane with flat ellipsoid shape, show self-orbiting motions in shear flows consistent with Jeffery's orbits, and are transported with the flow, flipping and colliding with the walls and interacting with other platelets.

  6. Verification of mesoscopic models of viscoelastic fluids with a non-monotonic flow curve

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    Kuznetsova, Julia L.; Skul'skiy, Oleg I.

    2016-02-01

    The non-monotonic flow curve of a 1 wt.% polyacrylonitrile solution in dimethyl sulfoxide is described by two mesoscopic models: the modified Vinogradov-Pokrovsky model and the model proposed by Remmelgas, Harrison and Leal. To obtain an adequate description of the experimental curve, we have selected suitable internal parameters for these models. Analytical solutions for the Couette-Poiseuille flow problems are determined in parametric form, which allows us to plot the distribution of stress components and anisotropy tensor as well as the velocity profiles containing closed loops and weak tangential discontinuities. It is shown that both models predict a similar qualitative picture of structure evolution, but exhibit a significant discrepancy in the quantitative description of the magnitude of molecular chain stretching.

  7. Laminar-turbulent patterning in wall-bounded shear flows: a Galerkin model

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    Seshasayanan, K [Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, CNRS UMR 8550, École Normale Supérieure, F-75005 Paris (France); Manneville, P, E-mail: paul.manneville@polytechnique.edu [Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique, CNRS UMR7646, École Polytechnique, F-91128, Palaiseau (France)

    2015-06-15

    On its way to turbulence, plane Couette flow–the flow between counter-translating parallel plates–displays a puzzling steady oblique laminar-turbulent pattern. We approach this problem via Galerkin modelling of the Navier–Stokes equations. The wall-normal dependence of the hydrodynamic field is treated by means of expansions on functional bases fitting the boundary conditions exactly. This yields a set of partial differential equations for spatiotemporal dynamics in the plane of the flow. Truncating this set beyond the lowest nontrivial order is numerically shown to produce the expected pattern, therefore improving over what was obtained at the cruder effective wall-normal resolution. Perspectives opened by this approach are discussed. (paper)

  8. Mechanistic theory of margination and flow-induced segregation in confined multicomponent suspensions: Simple shear and Poiseuille flows*

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    Henríquez Rivera, Rafael G.; Zhang, Xiao; Graham, Michael D.

    2016-10-01

    A mechanistic model, derived from kinetic theory, is developed to describe segregation in confined multicomponent suspensions such as blood. It incorporates the two key phenomena arising in these systems at low Reynolds number: hydrodynamic pair collisions and hydrodynamic migration. Two flow profiles are considered: simple shear flow (plane Couette flow) and plane Poiseuille flow. The theory begins by writing the evolution of the number density of each component in the suspension as a master equation with contributions from migration and collisions. By making judicious approximations for the collisions, this system of integrodifferential equations is reduced to a set of drift-diffusion equations. We focus attention on the case of a binary suspension with a deformable primary component that completely dominates the collision dynamics in the system and a trace component that has no effect on the primary. The model captures the phenomena of depletion layer formation and margination observed in confined multicomponent suspensions of deformable particles. The depletion layer thickness of the primary component is predicted to follow a master curve relating it in a specific way to confinement ratio and volume fraction. Results from various sources (experiments, detailed simulations, master equation solutions) with different parameters (flexibility of different components in the suspension, viscosity ratio, confinement, among others) collapse onto the same curve. For sufficiently dilute suspensions the analytical form predicted by the drift-diffusion theory for this curve is in excellent agreement with results from these other sources with only one adjustable parameter. In a binary suspension, several regimes of segregation arise, depending on the value of a "margination parameter" M . Most importantly, in both Couette and Poiseuille flows there is a critical value of M below which a sharp "drainage transition" occurs: one component is completely depleted from the bulk

  9. Exploring non-normality in magnetohydrodynamic rotating shear flows: Application to astrophysical accretion disks

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    Singh Bhatia, Tanayveer; Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata

    2016-10-01

    The emergence of turbulence in shear flows is a well-investigated field. Yet, there are some lingering issues that have not been sufficiently resolved. One of them is the apparent contradiction between the results of linear stability analysis showing a flow to be stable and yet experiments and simulations proving it to be otherwise. There is some success, in particular in astrophysical systems, based on magnetorotational instability (MRI), revealing turbulence. However, MRI requires the system to be weakly magnetized. Such instability is neither a feature of general magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows nor revealed in purely hydrodynamic flows. Nevertheless, linear perturbations of such flows are non-normal in nature, which argues for a possible origin of nonlinearity therein. The concept behind this is that non-normal perturbations could produce huge transient energy growth (TEG), which may lead to nonlinearity and further turbulence. However, so far, non-normal effects in shear flows have not been explored much in the presence of magnetic fields. In this spirit, here we consider the perturbed viscoresistive MHD shear flows with rotation in general. Basically we recast the magnetized momentum balance and associated equations into the magnetized version of Orr-Sommerfeld and Squire equations and their magnetic analogs. We also assume the flow to be incompressible and in the presence of Coriolis effect solve the equations using a pseudospectral eigenvalue approach. We investigate the possible emergence of instability and large TEG in three different types of flows, namely, the Keplerian flow, the Taylor-Couette (or constant angular momentum) flow, and plane Couette flow. We show that, above a certain value of magnetic field, instability and TEG both stop occurring. We also show that TEG is maximum in the vicinity of regions of instability in the wave number space for a given magnetic field and Reynolds number, leading to nonlinearity and plausible turbulence. Rotating

  10. Spiral and Taylor vortex fronts and pulses in axial through flow.

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    Pinter, A; Lücke, M; Hoffmann, Ch

    2003-02-01

    The influence of an axial through flow on the spatiotemporal growth behavior of different vortex structures in the Taylor-Couette system with radius ratio eta=0.5 is determined. The Navier-Stokes equations (NSE) linearized around the basic Couette-Poiseuille flow are solved numerically with a shooting method in a wide range of through flow strengths Re and different rates of co-rotating and counter-rotating cylinders for toroidally closed vortices with azimuthal wave number m=0 and for spiral vortex flow with m=+/-1. For each of these three different vortex varieties we have investigated (i) axially extended vortex structures, (ii) axially localized vortex pulses, and (iii) vortex fronts. The complex dispersion relations of the linearized NSE for vortex modes with the three different m are evaluated for real axial wave numbers for (i) and over the plane of complex axial wave numbers for (ii) and (iii). We have also determined the Ginzburg-Landau amplitude equation (GLE) approximation in order to analyze its predictions for the vortex structures (ii) and (iii). Critical bifurcation thresholds for extended vortex structures are evaluated. The boundaries between absolute and convective instability of the basic state for vortex pulses are determined with a saddle-point analysis of the dispersion relations. Fit parameters for power-law expansions of the boundaries up to Re4 are listed in two tables. Finally, the linearly selected front behavior of growing vortex structures is investigated using saddle-point analyses of the dispersion relations of NSE and GLE. For the two front intensity profiles (increasing in positive or negative axial direction) we have determined front velocities, axial growth rates, and the wave numbers and frequencies of the unfolding vortex patterns with azimuthal wave numbers m=0,+/-1, respectively.

  11. Steady shear rheometry of dissipative particle dynamics models of polymer fluids in reverse Poiseuille flow.

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    Fedosov, Dmitry A; Karniadakis, George Em; Caswell, Bruce

    2010-04-14

    Polymer fluids are modeled with dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) as undiluted bead-spring chains and their solutions. The models are assessed by investigating their steady shear-rate properties. Non-Newtonian viscosity and normal stress coefficients, for shear rates from the lower to the upper Newtonian regimes, are calculated from both plane Couette and plane Poiseuille flows. The latter is realized as reverse Poiseuille flow (RPF) generated from two Poiseuille flows driven by uniform body forces in opposite directions along two-halves of a computational domain. Periodic boundary conditions ensure the RPF wall velocity to be zero without density fluctuations. In overlapping shear-rate regimes the RPF properties are confirmed to be in good agreement with those calculated from plane Couette flow with Lees-Edwards periodic boundary conditions (LECs), the standard virtual rheometer for steady shear-rate properties. The concentration and the temperature dependence of the properties of the model fluids are shown to satisfy the principles of concentration and temperature superposition commonly employed in the empirical correlation of real polymer-fluid properties. The thermodynamic validity of the equation of state is found to be a crucial factor for the achievement of time-temperature superposition. With these models, RPF is demonstrated to be an accurate and convenient virtual rheometer for the acquisition of steady shear-rate rheological properties. It complements, confirms, and extends the results obtained with the standard LEC configuration, and it can be used with the output from other particle-based methods, including molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, smooth particle hydrodynamics, and the lattice Boltzmann method.

  12. Spring-network-based model of a red blood cell for simulating mesoscopic blood flow.

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    Nakamura, Masanori; Bessho, Sadao; Wada, Shigeo

    2013-01-01

    We developed a mechanical model of a red blood cell (RBC) that is capable of expressing its characteristic behaviors in shear flows. The RBC was modeled as a closed shell membrane consisting of spring networks in the framework of the energy minimum concept. The fluid forces acting on RBCs were modeled from Newton's viscosity law and the conservation of momentum. In a steady shear flow, the RBC model exhibited various behaviors, depending on the shear rate; it tumbled, tank-treaded, or both. The transition from tumbling to tank-treading occurred at a shear rate of 20 s( - 1). The simulation of an RBC in steady and unsteady parallel shear flows (Couette flows) showed that the deformation parameters of the RBC were consistent with experimental results. The RBC in Poiseuille flow migrated radially towards the central axis of the flow channel. Axial migration became faster with an increase in the viscosity of the media, qualitatively consistent with experimental results. These results demonstrate that the proposed model satisfies the essential conditions for simulating RBC behavior in blood flow. Finally, a large-scale RBC flow simulation was implemented to show the capability of the proposed model for analyzing the mesoscopic nature of blood flow.

  13. Deterministic approach for unsteady rarefied flow simulations in complex geometries and its application to gas flows in microsystems

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    Chigullapalli, Sruti

    based on the finite volume method in the physical space and the discrete ordinate method in the velocity space with an implicit time discretization. A conservative discretization of the collision term has been incorporated. Verification was carried out for an unsteady approach to equilibrium, steady one-dimensional Couette and Fourier flows and a two-dimensional quasi-steady gas damping for a moving microbeam. The solver was directly compared with a 2D steady ESBGK solver using reduced distribution functions (rdf) for the squeeze film damping problem and was compared to theory for a 2D conduction in a thin rectangular plate. The solver was also validated with experiments for a free cantilever damping problem. An approach for coupling with other deterministic solvers such as the Navier-Stokes solver in MEMOSA has been presented. A new equilibrium breakdown parameter based on entropy generation rate is introduced. The proposed continuum-rarefied coupling scheme was verified with analytical solution for Couette flow. An immersed boundary method was formulated for the ES-BGK equations and the implementation in 1D Couette flow was carried out. Finally, the application of the full 3D parallel solver is considered to simulate unsteady microscale gas damping in a micro-electro-mechanical system switch. Simulation results with half a billion unknowns on 128 processors are presented and suggest that, with the advent of petascale computing platforms, it has become practical to solve full 3D unsteady rarefied flow problems for complex geometries.

  14. Energy amplification in channel flows of viscoelastic fluids

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    Hoda, Nazish; Jovanovi?, Mihailo R.; Kumar, Satish

    Energy amplification in channel flows of Oldroyd-B fluids is studied from an input-output point of view by analysing the ensemble-average energy density associated with the velocity field of the linearized governing equations. The inputs consist of spatially distributed and temporally varying body forces that are harmonic in the streamwise and spanwise directions and stochastic in the wall-normal direction and in time. Such inputs enable the use of powerful tools from linear systems theory that have recently been applied to analyse Newtonian fluid flows. It is found that the energy density increases with a decrease in viscosity ratio (ratio of solvent viscosity to total viscosity) and an increase in Reynolds number and elasticity number. In most of the cases, streamwise-constant perturbations are most amplified and the location of maximum energy density shifts to higher spanwise wavenumbers with an increase in Reynolds number and elasticity number and a decrease in viscosity ratio. For similar parameter values, the maximum in the energy density occurs at a higher spanwise wavenumber for Poiseuille flow, whereas the maximum energy density achieves larger maxima for Couette flow. At low Reynolds numbers, the energy density decreases monotonically when the elasticity number is sufficiently small, but shows a maximum when the elasticity number becomes sufficiently large, suggesting that elasticity can amplify disturbances even when inertial effects are weak.

  15. Molecular dynamics of fluid flow at solid surfaces

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    Koplik, Joel; Banavar, Jayanth R.; Willemsen, Jorge F.

    1989-05-01

    Molecular dynamics techniques are used to study the microscopic aspects of several slow viscous flows past a solid wall, where both fluid and wall have a molecular structure. Systems of several thousand molecules are found to exhibit reasonable continuum behavior, albeit with significant thermal fluctuations. In Couette and Poiseuille flow of liquids it is found that the no-slip boundary condition arises naturally as a consequence of molecular roughness, and that the velocity and stress fields agree with the solutions of the Stokes equations. At lower densities slip appears, which can be incorporated into a flow-independent slip-length boundary condition. The trajectories of individual molecules in Poiseuille flow are examined, and it is also found that their average behavior is given by Taylor-Aris hydrodynamic dispersion. An immiscible two-fluid system is simulated by a species-dependent intermolecular interaction. A static meniscus is observed whose contact angle agrees with simple estimates and, when motion occurs, velocity-dependent advancing and receding angles are observed. The local velocity field near a moving contact line shows a breakdown of the no-slip condition and, up to substantial statistical fluctuations, is consistent with earlier predictions of Dussan [AIChE J. 23, 131 (1977)].

  16. Experimental studies of magnetorotational instability in differentially rotating cylindrical flows

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    Brawn, Barbara; Lathrop, Daniel

    2006-11-01

    Given the ubiquity of rotating disks in the observable universe (e.g., galaxies, planetary rings, protoplanetary disks and accretion disks around compact objects), understanding differentially rotating, electrically conducting flows is of considerable astrophysical interest. Theoretical and numerical studies indicate that infall and accretion of orbiting material can result from a so-called magnetorotational instability (MRI) arising in such flows. Recent experimental work suggests that MRI is observable in a laboratory setting; inspired by these observations, we are building a sodium Taylor-Couette experiment, comprised of a stationary 30 cm diameter outer cylinder and a rotating 15 cm diameter inner cylinder, with liquid sodium filling the gap between the cylinders. Numerical studies indicate that MRI arises in this geometry in the presence of an external magnetic field; we will impose on the sodium flow a uniform axial magnetic field produced by Helmholtz coils at either end of the experiment. We will use ultrasound Doppler velocimetry to examine the turbulent sodium flow, and a Hall probe array to examine the induced magnetic field of the system, and will relate our observations to theoretical and numerical expectations.

  17. Numerical simulations of high Knudsen number gas flows and microchannel electrokinetic liquid flows

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    Yan, Fang

    Low pressure and microchannel gas flows are characterized by high Knudsen numbers. Liquid flows in microchannels are characterized by non-conventional driving potentials like electrokinetic forces. The main thrust of the dissertation is to investigate these two different kinds of flows in gases and liquids respectively. High Knudsen number (Kn) gas flows were characterized by 'rarified' or 'microscale' behavior. Because of significant non-continuum effect, traditional CFD techniques are often inaccurate for analyzing high Kn number gas flows. The direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method offers an alternative to traditional CFD which retains its validity in slip and transition flow regimes. To validate the DSMC code, comparisons of simulation results with theoretical analysis and experimental data are made. The DSMC method was first applied to compute low pressure, high Kn flow fields in partially heated two dimensional channels. The effects of varying pressure, inlet flow and gas transport properties (Kn, Reynolds number, Re and the Prandtl number, Pr respectively) on the wall heat transfer (Nusselt number, Nu) were examined. The DSMC method was employed to explore mixing gas flows in two dimensional microchannels. Mixing of two gas streams (H2 and O2) was considered within a microchannel. The effect of the inlet-outlet pressure difference, the pressure ratio of the incoming streams and the accommodation coefficient of the solid wall on mixing length were all examined. Parallelization of a three-dimensional DSMC code was implemented using OpenMP procedure on a shared memory multi-processor computer. The parallel code was used to simulate 3D high Kn number Couette flow and the flow characteristics are found to be very different from their continuum counterparts. A mathematical model describing electrokinetically driven mass transport phenomena in microfabricated chip devices will also be presented. The model accounts for the principal physical phenomena affecting

  18. Lattice Boltzmann simulation of asymmetric flow in nematic liquid crystals with finite anchoring

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    Zhang, Rui; Roberts, Tyler; Aranson, Igor S.; de Pablo, Juan J.

    2016-02-01

    Liquid crystals (LCs) display many of the flow characteristics of liquids but exhibit long range orientational order. In the nematic phase, the coupling of structure and flow leads to complex hydrodynamic effects that remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we consider the hydrodynamics of a nematic LC in a hybrid cell, where opposite walls have conflicting anchoring boundary conditions, and we employ a 3D lattice Boltzmann method to simulate the time-dependent flow patterns that can arise. Due to the symmetry breaking of the director field within the hybrid cell, we observe that at low to moderate shear rates, the volumetric flow rate under Couette and Poiseuille flows is different for opposite flow directions. At high shear rates, the director field may undergo a topological transition which leads to symmetric flows. By applying an oscillatory pressure gradient to the channel, a net volumetric flow rate is found to depend on the magnitude and frequency of the oscillation, as well as the anchoring strength. Taken together, our findings suggest several intriguing new applications for LCs in microfluidic devices.

  19. Role of viscoelasticity in instability in plane shear flow over a deformable solid

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    Paresh Chokshi

    2015-05-01

    The stability of the flow of a viscoelastic fluid over a deformable elastic solid medium is reviewed focusing on the role played by the fluid elasticity on the earlier known instability modes for the Newtonian fluids. In particular, two classes of modes are emphasized: the viscous mode for the creeping flow, and the wall mode for high Reynolds number flow. The flow geometry is restricted to plane Couette flow of fluid supported on elastic substrate of finite thickness. The viscoelastic fluid is described using the Oldroyd-B model and the dynamics of the deformable solid continuum is described by either Hookean or neo-Hookean elastic model. In the limit of $Re \\to 0$, the introduction of fluid elasticity delays the onset of instability and for sufficiently viscoelastic fluid with dilute polymer concentration, the instability is suppressed rendering the flow stable. For concentrated solution and polymer melt, the instability persists, but with higher value of critical shear rate than for the Newtonian fluid, indicating stabilizing role of fluid elasticity in creeping flow regime. However, for high Reynolds number flow of dilute polymer solution, the polymer addition plays a destabilizing role for wall modes, indicated by reduction in critical Reynolds number by an order of magnitude.

  20. Gas kinetic algorithm for flows in Poiseuille-like microchannels using Boltzmann model equation

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    LI; Zhihui; ZHANG; Hanxin; FU; Song

    2005-01-01

    The gas-kinetic unified algorithm using Boltzmann model equation have been extended and developed to solve the micro-scale gas flows in Poiseuille-like micro-channels from Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). The numerical modeling of the gas kinetic boundary conditions suitable for micro-scale gas flows is presented. To test the present method, the classical Couette flows with various Knudsen numbers, the gas flows from short microchannels like plane Poiseuille and the pressure-driven gas flows in two-dimensional short microchannels have been simulated and compared with the approximate solutions of the Boltzmann equation, the related DSMC results, the modified N-S solutions with slip-flow boundary theory, the gas-kinetic BGK-Burnett solutions and the experimental data. The comparisons show that the present gas-kinetic numerical algorithm using the mesoscopic Boltzmann simplified velocity distribution function equation can effectively simulate and reveal the gas flows in microchannels. The numerical experience indicates that this method may be a powerful tool in the numerical simulation of micro-scale gas flows from MEMS.

  1. New exact coherent states in plane Poiseuille flow

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    Nagata, Masato; Deguchi, Kengo

    2012-11-01

    Two new classes of traveling wave solution are found in plane Poiseuille flow by continuing the stationary and traveling hairpin vortex states in plane Couette flow. One of them, referred to as MS hereafter, arises from a saddle-node bifurcation, characterized by two planes of mirror-symmetry perpendicular to the span-wise direction. The second new class solution, referred to as AS hereafter, bifurcates by breaking the mid-plane symmetry of the first class. Both MS and AS are characterized by two quasi-stream-wise low-speed streaks within one span-wise period. The low-speed streaks are aligned with the vertical planes of mirror symmetry, with their width varying in a varicose fashion in the stream-wise direction. These streaks appear close to both top and bottom channel walls for MS, and to only one of the channel walls for AS. We find that the Reynolds numbers at the saddle-node bifurcation for MS and AS are smaller than that of the exact coherent state in plane Poiseuille flow known to date found by Waleffe (2003).

  2. Finite-amplitude steady waves in plane viscous shear flows

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    Milinazzo, F. A.; Saffman, P. G.

    1985-01-01

    Computations of two-dimensional solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations are carried out for finite-amplitude waves on steady unidirectional flow. Several cases are considered. The numerical method employs pseudospectral techniques in the streamwise direction and finite differences on a stretched grid in the transverse direction, with matching to asymptotic solutions when unbounded. Earlier results for Poiseuille flow in a channel are re-obtained, except that attention is drawn to the dependence of the minimum Reynolds number on the physical constraint of constant flux or constant pressure gradient. Attempts to calculate waves in Couette flow by continuation in the velocity of a channel wall fail. The asymptotic suction boundary layer is shown to possess finite-amplitude waves at Reynolds numbers orders of magnitude less than the critical Reynolds number for linear instability. Waves in the Blasius boundary layer and unsteady Rayleigh profile are calculated by employing the artifice of adding a body force to cancel the spatial or temporal growth. The results are verified by comparison with perturbation analysis in the vicinity of the linear-instability critical Reynolds numbers.

  3. Towards molecular gas flows in micro propulsion devices

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    Groll, Rodion; Rath, Hans J.

    Developing micro propulsion devices like cold gas thrusters the geometry has to be optimized for the varying pressure and temperature fields inside the unit. Modelling diluted gas flows in microchannels the influence of the mean free path of molecules has to be respected describing pressure drop and specific momentum of a micro-propulsion unit. With the molecule mass factor the density is given used for a five-equation-system modelling the momentum and heat diffusion inside a channel flow for higher Knudsen numbers. The five equations are transport equation for the three mean velocity components, the velocity standard deviation and the molecule collision rate. The present model does not base on the definition of a Dirichlet boundary condition. The momentum boundary condition is given by a shear stress function depending on the collision rate and the standard deviation square of the molecule velocity. With this new wall stress modelling method the slip velocity results from the computation of the transported parameters. The present model is validated computing Poiseuille and Couette flows with different Knudsen numbers. Showing the advantages of the present model the simulation results are compared with simulation results of the wall-distance depending diffusivity model of Lockerby and Reese and BGK results of a Lattice-Boltzmann simulation.

  4. DSMC-LBM hybrid scheme for flows with variable rarefaction conditions

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    di Staso, Gianluca; Succi, Sauro; Toschi, Federico; Clercx, Herman

    2015-11-01

    The kinetic description of gases, based on the Boltzmann equation, allows to cover flow regimes ranging from the rarefied to the continuum limit. The two limits are traditionally studied by numerically approximating the Boltzmann equation via Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method or the Lattice Boltzmann Equation method (LBM). While DSMC is suitable for rarefied flows, its computational cost makes it unpractical to study hydrodynamic flows. The LBM has instead proved itself to be an efficient and accurate method in the hydrodynamic limit even though simulation of rarefied flows requires additional modeling. Here, results on the development of a hybrid scheme capable of coupling the LBM and the DSMC methods and able to efficiently simulate flows with variable rarefaction conditions are presented. The coupling scheme is based on Grad's moment method approach and the local single particle distribution function at a given order of truncation is built by using the Hermite polynomials expansion approach and Gauss-Hermite quadratures. The capabilities of the hybrid approach for simulating flows in the transition regime are illustrated in the case of planar Couette and Poiseuille flows.

  5. High anisotropy of flow-aligned bicellar membrane systems

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    Kogan, Maxim

    2013-10-01

    In recent years, multi-lipid bicellar systems have emerged as promising membrane models. The fast orientational diffusion and magnetic alignability made these systems very attractive for NMR investigations. However, their alignment was so far achieved with a strong magnetic field, which limited their use with other methods that require macroscopic orientation. Recently, it was shown that bicelles could be aligned also by shear flow in a Couette flow cell, making it applicable to structural and biophysical studies by polarized light spectroscopy. Considering the sensitivity of this lipid system to small variations in composition and physicochemical parameters, efficient use of such a flow-cell method with coupled techniques will critically depend on the detailed understanding of how the lipid systems behave under flow conditions. In the present study we have characterized the flow alignment behavior of the commonly used dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine/dicaproyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC/DHPC) bicelle system, for various temperatures, lipid compositions, and lipid concentrations. We conclude that at optimal flow conditions the selected bicellar systems can produce the most efficient flow alignment out of any lipid systems used so far. The highest degree of orientation of DMPC/DHPC samples is noticed in a narrow temperature interval, at a practical temperature around 25 C, most likely in the phase transition region characterized by maximum sample viscosity. The change of macroscopic orientation factor as function of the above conditions is now described in detail. The increase in macroscopic alignment observed for bicelles will most likely allow recording of higher resolution spectra on membrane systems, which provide deeper structural insight and analysis into properties of biomolecules interacting with solution phase lipid membranes. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  6. Direction of scalar transport in turbulent channel flow

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    Srinivasan, Chiranth; Papavassiliou, Dimitrios V.

    2011-11-01

    The concept of reverse diffusion, introduced by Corrsin to describe the motion of particles as they move towards a location in the flow field, is fundamental to the understanding of mixing. In this work, direct numerical simulations in conjunction with the tracking of scalar markers are utilized in infinitely long channels to study the principal direction of transport of heat (or mass) for both forwards and backwards single particle dispersion. The viscous sub-layer, the transition region (between the viscous sub-layer and the logarithmic region), and the logarithmic region of a Poiseuille flow and a plane Couette flow channel are studied. Fluctuating velocities of scalar markers captured in these regions are used to obtain the full autocorrelation coefficient tensor forwards and backwards with time. The highest eigenvalue of the velocity correlation coefficient tensor quantifies the highest amount of turbulent heat transport, while the corresponding eigenvector points to the main direction of transport. Different Prandtl number, Pr, fluids are simulated for the two types of flow. It is found that the highest eigenvalues are higher in the case of backwards dispersion compared to the case of forwards dispersion for any Pr, in both flow cases. The principal direction for backwards and forwards dispersion is different than for forwards dispersion, for all Pr, and in all flow regions for both flows. Fluids with lower Pr behave different than the higher Pr fluids because of increased molecular diffusion effects. The current study also establishes an interesting analogy of turbulent dispersion to optics defining the turbulent dispersive ratio, a parameter that can be used to identify the differences in the direction of turbulent heat transport between forwards and backwards dispersion. A spectral analysis of the auto-correlation coefficient for both forwards and backwards dispersion shows a universal behavior with slope of -1 at intermediate frequencies.

  7. 低雷诺数流动问题的SPH数值模拟及与FPM方法的比较%SPH simulation of low reynolds number flow and comparison with FPM

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    周浩; 徐志宏; 唐玲艳; 冉宪文; 汤文辉

    2015-01-01

    The low Reynolds number flow is simulated with SPH method, the influent of initial smooth length and kernel function on the simulation result is researched. The simulation of classic Poiseuille flow and Couette flow show that SPH was an ideal method to model low Reynolds number flow, furthermore, the precision and efficiency of the computation of SPH and FPM are compared.%采用SPH方法对低雷诺数流动问题进行了数值模拟,讨论了初始光滑长度以及核函数影响域大小对结果的影响。典型Poiseuille流和Couette流的模拟结果表明, SPH方法能够很好地模拟低雷诺数流动。并比较了SPH方法和FPM方法的精度和计算效率。

  8. Lattice Boltzmann accelerated direct simulation Monte Carlo for dilute gas flow simulations.

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    Di Staso, G; Clercx, H J H; Succi, S; Toschi, F

    2016-11-13

    Hybrid particle-continuum computational frameworks permit the simulation of gas flows by locally adjusting the resolution to the degree of non-equilibrium displayed by the flow in different regions of space and time. In this work, we present a new scheme that couples the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) with the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method in the limit of isothermal flows. The former handles strong non-equilibrium effects, as they typically occur in the vicinity of solid boundaries, whereas the latter is in charge of the bulk flow, where non-equilibrium can be dealt with perturbatively, i.e. according to Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics. The proposed concurrent multiscale method is applied to the dilute gas Couette flow, showing major computational gains when compared with the full DSMC scenarios. In addition, it is shown that the coupling with LB in the bulk flow can speed up the DSMC treatment of the Knudsen layer with respect to the full DSMC case. In other words, LB acts as a DSMC accelerator.This article is part of the themed issue 'Multiscale modelling at the physics-chemistry-biology interface'. © 2016 The Author(s).

  9. DNS Study of the Turbulent Taylor-Vortex Flow on a Ribbed Inner Cylinder

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    Takahiro Tsukahara

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Turbulent Taylor-vortex flows over regularly spaced square ribs mounted on a rotating inner cylinder surface were investigated using direct numerical simulations (DNSs for a Reynolds number of 3200 (based on the inner-wall velocity and the gap width between two cylinders in an apparatus with an inner-to-outer radius ratio of 0.617, while varying the streamwise interval of the ribs. We examined the flow and pressure fields around each rib, focusing on the recirculation zone, the frictional drag coefficient, and the pressure (form drag. Our results for the Taylor-Couette flows were compared to DNS for plane Poiseuille flows over ribbed surfaces performed by Leonardi et al. (2003. We determined the qualitative consistency between them with respect to the roughness effect, which depends significantly on the rib interval, but the rate of increase in the flow resistance was remarkably dampened by roughness in the present flows. Taylor vortices remaining over roughened cylinder surfaces were found to induce quick pressure recovery behind each rib, leading to less pressure drag and an enhanced backflow in the recirculation zone.

  10. Coupling lattice Boltzmann model for simulation of thermal flows on standard lattices.

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    Li, Q; Luo, K H; He, Y L; Gao, Y J; Tao, W Q

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, a coupling lattice Boltzmann (LB) model for simulating thermal flows on the standard two-dimensional nine-velocity (D2Q9) lattice is developed in the framework of the double-distribution-function (DDF) approach in which the viscous heat dissipation and compression work are considered. In the model, a density distribution function is used to simulate the flow field, while a total energy distribution function is employed to simulate the temperature field. The discrete equilibrium density and total energy distribution functions are obtained from the Hermite expansions of the corresponding continuous equilibrium distribution functions. The pressure given by the equation of state of perfect gases is recovered in the macroscopic momentum and energy equations. The coupling between the momentum and energy transports makes the model applicable for general thermal flows such as non-Boussinesq flows, while the existing DDF LB models on standard lattices are usually limited to Boussinesq flows in which the temperature variation is small. Meanwhile, the simple structure and general features of the DDF LB approach are retained. The model is tested by numerical simulations of thermal Couette flow, attenuation-driven acoustic streaming, and natural convection in a square cavity with small and large temperature differences. The numerical results are found to be in good agreement with the analytical solutions and/or other numerical results reported in the literature.

  11. Lattice Boltzmann accelerated direct simulation Monte Carlo for dilute gas flow simulations

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    Di Staso, G.; Clercx, H. J. H.; Succi, S.; Toschi, F.

    2016-11-01

    Hybrid particle-continuum computational frameworks permit the simulation of gas flows by locally adjusting the resolution to the degree of non-equilibrium displayed by the flow in different regions of space and time. In this work, we present a new scheme that couples the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) with the lattice Boltzmann (LB) method in the limit of isothermal flows. The former handles strong non-equilibrium effects, as they typically occur in the vicinity of solid boundaries, whereas the latter is in charge of the bulk flow, where non-equilibrium can be dealt with perturbatively, i.e. according to Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics. The proposed concurrent multiscale method is applied to the dilute gas Couette flow, showing major computational gains when compared with the full DSMC scenarios. In addition, it is shown that the coupling with LB in the bulk flow can speed up the DSMC treatment of the Knudsen layer with respect to the full DSMC case. In other words, LB acts as a DSMC accelerator. This article is part of the themed issue 'Multiscale modelling at the physics-chemistry-biology interface'.

  12. On numerical modelling of contact lines in fluid flows

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    Pelinovsky, Dmitry E

    2013-01-01

    We study numerically a reduced model proposed by Benilov and Vynnycky (J. Fluid Mech. 718 (2013), 481), who examined the behavior of a contact line with a 180-degree contact angle between liquid and a moving plate, in the context of a two-dimensional Couette flow. The model is given by a linear fourth-order advection-diffusion equation with an unknown velocity, which is to be determined dynamically from an additional boundary condition at the contact line. The main claim of Benilov and Vynnycky is that for any physically relevant initial condition, there is a finite positive time at which the velocity of the contact line tends to negative infinity, whereas the profile of the fluid flow remains regular. Additionally, it is claimed that the velocity behaves as the logarithmic function of time near the blow-up time. We simulate dynamics of this model under different initial conditions and confirm the first claim. However, we also show that the blow-up behavior is better approximated by a power function, compared...

  13. Molecular dynamics simulation of nanochannel flows with effects of wall lattice-fluid interactions.

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    Soong, C Y; Yen, T H; Tzeng, P Y

    2007-09-01

    In the present paper, molecular dynamics simulations are performed to explore the effects of wall lattice-fluid interactions on the hydrodynamic characteristics in nanochannels. Couette and Poiseuille flows of liquid argon with channel walls of face-centered cubic (fcc) lattice structure are employed as the model configurations. Truncated and shifted Lennard-Jones (LJ) 12-6 potentials for evaluations of fluid-fluid and wall-fluid interactions, and a nonlinear spring potential for wall-wall interaction, are used as interatomistic or molecular models. The hydrodynamics at various flow orientation angles with respect to channel walls of lattice planes (111), (100), and (110) are explored. The present work discloses that the effects of key parameters, such as wall density, lattice plane, flow orientation, and LJ interaction energy, have a very significant impact on the nanochannel flow characteristics. The related interfacial phenomena and the underlying physical mechanisms are explored and interpreted. These results are significant in the understanding of nanoscale hydrodynamics, as well as in various applications where an accurate nanoscale flow rate control is necessary.

  14. Kinetic lattice Boltzmann method for microscale gas flows: issues on boundary condition, relaxation time, and regularization.

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    Niu, Xiao-Dong; Hyodo, Shi-Aki; Munekata, Toshihisa; Suga, Kazuhiko

    2007-09-01

    It is well known that the Navier-Stokes equations cannot adequately describe gas flows in the transition and free-molecular regimes. In these regimes, the Boltzmann equation (BE) of kinetic theory is invoked to govern the flows. However, this equation cannot be solved easily, either by analytical techniques or by numerical methods. Hence, in order to efficiently maneuver around this equation for modeling microscale gas flows, a kinetic lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) has been introduced in recent years. This method is regarded as a numerical approach for solving the BE in discrete velocity space with Gauss-Hermite quadrature. In this paper, a systematic description of the kinetic LBM, including the lattice Boltzmann equation, the diffuse-scattering boundary condition for gas-surface interactions, and definition of the relaxation time, is provided. To capture the nonlinear effects due to the high-order moments and wall boundaries, an effective relaxation time and a modified regularization procedure of the nonequilibrium part of the distribution function are further presented based on previous work [Guo et al., J. Appl. Phys. 99, 074903 (2006); Shan et al., J. Fluid Mech. 550, 413 (2006)]. The capability of the kinetic LBM of simulating microscale gas flows is illustrated based on the numerical investigations of micro Couette and force-driven Poiseuille flows.

  15. On the Kaolinite Floc Size at the Steady State of Flocculation in a Turbulent Flow.

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    Zhu, Zhongfan; Wang, Hongrui; Yu, Jingshan; Dou, Jie

    2016-01-01

    The flocculation of cohesive fine-grained sediment plays an important role in the transport characteristics of pollutants and nutrients absorbed on the surface of sediment in estuarine and coastal waters through the complex processes of sediment transport, deposition, resuspension and consolidation. Many laboratory experiments have been carried out to investigate the influence of different flow shear conditions on the floc size at the steady state of flocculation in the shear flow. Most of these experiments reported that the floc size decreases with increasing shear stresses and used a power law to express this dependence. In this study, we performed a Couette-flow experiment to measure the size of the kaolinite floc through sampling observation and an image analysis system at the steady state of flocculation under six flow shear conditions. The results show that the negative correlation of the floc size on the flow shear occurs only at high shear conditions, whereas at low shear conditions, the floc size increases with increasing turbulent shear stresses regardless of electrolyte conditions. Increasing electrolyte conditions and the initial particle concentration could lead to a larger steady-state floc size.

  16. On the Kaolinite Floc Size at the Steady State of Flocculation in a Turbulent Flow.

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    Full Text Available The flocculation of cohesive fine-grained sediment plays an important role in the transport characteristics of pollutants and nutrients absorbed on the surface of sediment in estuarine and coastal waters through the complex processes of sediment transport, deposition, resuspension and consolidation. Many laboratory experiments have been carried out to investigate the influence of different flow shear conditions on the floc size at the steady state of flocculation in the shear flow. Most of these experiments reported that the floc size decreases with increasing shear stresses and used a power law to express this dependence. In this study, we performed a Couette-flow experiment to measure the size of the kaolinite floc through sampling observation and an image analysis system at the steady state of flocculation under six flow shear conditions. The results show that the negative correlation of the floc size on the flow shear occurs only at high shear conditions, whereas at low shear conditions, the floc size increases with increasing turbulent shear stresses regardless of electrolyte conditions. Increasing electrolyte conditions and the initial particle concentration could lead to a larger steady-state floc size.

  17. Efficient Time-Step Coupling For Hybrid Continuum/Molecular Modelling of Unsteady Micro-Scale Gas Flows

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    Lockerby, Duncan A.; Duque-Daza, Carlos A.; Borg, Matthew K.; Reese, Jason M.

    2012-05-01

    In this paper we describe a numerical method for the efficient time-accurate coupling of hybrid continuum/molecular micro gas flow solvers. Hybrid approaches are commonly used when non-equilibrium effects in the flow field are spatially localized; in these regions a more accurate, but typically more expensive, solution procedure is adopted. Although this can greatly increase efficiency in steady flows, in unsteady flows the evolution of the solution as a whole is restricted by the maximum time step allowed by the molecular-based/kinetic model; numerically speaking, this is a stiff problem. In the method presented in this paper we exploit time-scale separation, when it exists, to partially decouple the temporal evolution of the two parts of the hybrid model. This affords major computational savings. The method is a modified/extended version of the seamless heterogeneous multiscale method (SHMM). Our approach allows multiple micro steps (molecular steps) before coupling with the macro (continuum) solver: we call this a multi-step SHMM. This maintains the main advantages of SHMM (computational speed-up and flexible application) while improving on accuracy and greatly reducing the number of continuum computations and instances of coupling required. The improved accuracy of the multi-step SHMM is demonstrated for two canonical one-dimensional transient flows (oscillatory Poiseuille and oscillatory Couette flow) and for rarefied-gas oscillatory Poiseuille flow.

  18. Transition to turbulence in open flows: what linear and fully nonlinear local and global theories tell us

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    Chomaz, J.M. [Ecole Polytechnique, LadHyX-CNRS, 91 - Palaiseau (France)

    2004-06-01

    Mixing layers, jets, wakes, boundary layers over wings or rotating disks, Poiseuille and Couette flows are examples of open shear flows encountered in many industrial or geophysical situations. These flows develop spatially under the combined action of advection and instabilities and eventually undergo a transition to turbulence. In the eighties, the linear concepts of absolute and convective instability succeeded in predicting some aspects of open shear flow dynamics, but a description of their spatio-temporal development including nonlinear effects and secondary instabilities was lacking and even the very fact that a linear criterion describes so well strongly nonlinear flows remains mysterious. The present work reports on very recent progress elucidating open shear flow dynamics. A fully nonlinear extension of the concepts of absolute and convective instability introduced by Chomaz (Phys. Rev. Lett. 69 (1992) 1931) is recalled in connection with the broader problem of front and pattern selection. These new ideas are first illustrated on simple amplitude equations. Then the fully nonlinear concepts are applied to actual flows such as wakes and mixing layers. Furthermore, new scenarios involving secondary absolute instability are proposed and compared to the dynamics of the rotating disk and mixing layers experiment. (author)

  19. Modeling and simulations for molecular scale hydrodynamics of the moving contact line in immiscible two-phase flows

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    Qian, Tiezheng

    2009-10-29

    This paper starts with an introduction to the Onsager principle of minimum energy dissipation which governs the optimal paths of deviation and restoration to equilibrium. Then there is a review of the variational approach to moving contact line hydrodynamics. To demonstrate the validity of our continuum hydrodynamic model, numerical results from model calculations and molecular dynamics simulations are presented for immiscible Couette and Poiseuille flows past homogeneous solid surfaces, with remarkable overall agreement. Our continuum model is also used to study the contact line motion on surfaces patterned with stripes of different contact angles (i.e. surfaces of varying wettability). Continuum calculations predict the stick-slip motion for contact lines moving along these patterned surfaces, in quantitative agreement with molecular dynamics simulation results. This periodic motion is tunable through pattern period (geometry) and contrast in wetting property (chemistry). The consequence of stick-slip contact line motion on energy dissipation is discussed. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.

  20. Modeling and simulations for molecular scale hydrodynamics of the moving contact line in immiscible two-phase flows

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    Qian Tiezheng; Wu Congmin; Lei Siu Long; Wang Xiaoping [Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Sheng Ping, E-mail: maqian@ust.h [Department of Physics and William Mong Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

    2009-11-18

    This paper starts with an introduction to the Onsager principle of minimum energy dissipation which governs the optimal paths of deviation and restoration to equilibrium. Then there is a review of the variational approach to moving contact line hydrodynamics. To demonstrate the validity of our continuum hydrodynamic model, numerical results from model calculations and molecular dynamics simulations are presented for immiscible Couette and Poiseuille flows past homogeneous solid surfaces, with remarkable overall agreement. Our continuum model is also used to study the contact line motion on surfaces patterned with stripes of different contact angles (i.e. surfaces of varying wettability). Continuum calculations predict the stick-slip motion for contact lines moving along these patterned surfaces, in quantitative agreement with molecular dynamics simulation results. This periodic motion is tunable through pattern period (geometry) and contrast in wetting property (chemistry). The consequence of stick-slip contact line motion on energy dissipation is discussed.