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Title: Compressible Taylor-Couette flow
Author: Welsh , Stephanie
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2013
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Incompressible Taylor-Couette flow has been studied extensively over the years. However, the compressible system has been largely ignored with only a few notable studies. The present thesis aims to explore the compressible Taylor-Couette system for a large range of parameters. The compressible equations have been linearised and a spectral method was applied to solve the system using a MATLAB-routine. In Chapter 2, we discuss the analysis performed to solve the system and explain the basic concepts and phenomena we expect to find. We also explain the numerical methods used. Chapter 3 discusses the case in which the outer cylinder remains motionless. The most important parameters, the Mach and Prandtl number and the radius ratio, are varied. In Chapters 4 and 5, the same procedure is applied to the cases of the co- and counter-rotating cylinders, respectively.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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