Spiral vortices and Taylor vortices in the annulus between counter-rotating cylinders
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Vortices in the Taylor-Couette system with counter-rotating cylinders are investigated numerically in a set up with radius ratio η = 0.5. The full, time dependent Navier-Stokes equations are solved with a combination of a finite difference and a Galerkin method. Structure, dynamics, and bifurcation behavior of Taylor vortices and of spiral vortex solutions are elucidated. Some of their properties obtained for axially periodic boundary conditions are compared with recent experimental results.
KeywordsLinear Stability Analysis Taylor Vortex Bifurcation Behavior Spiral Vortex Azimuthal Wave Number
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