An Experimental Study of Taylor Vortices and Turbulence in Flow Between Eccentric Rotating Cylinders

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J. H. Vohr

Mechanical Technology Inc., Latham, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(1), 285-296 (Jan 01, 1968) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601548 History: Received June 26, 1967; Online August 23, 2011


The critical speeds for onset of Taylor vortices inflow between eccentric rotating cylinders are determined by means of torque measurements for various eccentricity ratios and clearance ratios of the cylinders. Results are compared with the theoretical and experimental work of other investigators. Visual studies are made of the flow in both the Taylor vortex and turbulent flow regimes. Friction factor data are obtained for Reynolds numbers up to 40,000.

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