Unsteady flow due to concentric rotation of eccentric rotating disks. (English) Zbl 1032.76711

Summary: While two parallel disks are initially rotating with the same angular velocity about non-coincident axes, the axes are suddenly made coincident. The development of the flow is examined until the fluid rotates as a rigid body in the steady-state. The velocity field and the shear stress components on the disks are found exactly by a Fourier series solution. Furthermore, a series solution that converges rapidly at small times is obtained with the aid of the Laplace transform technique.


76U05 General theory of rotating fluids
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