Boundary-Layer Transition And The Behaviour Of Spiral Vortices On Rotating Spheres

Y. Kohama, R. Kobayashi

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    Abstract

    The mechanism of boundary-layer transition and the behaviour of spiral vortices on spheres rotating in otherwise undisturbed fluid were investigated experimentally. Critical and transition Reynolds numbers which determine the laminar-turbulent transition regime on the sphere surface were measured. In addition the number of spiral vortices on the sphere and the direction of the vortex axis were clarified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-164
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
    Volume137
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1983 Dec

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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