Analysis of finite cylinders rotating within moderate clearance ratios
Abstract
The NavierStokes equations are examined here for the flow of an incompressible fluid contained between rotating eccentric cylinders of finite length and moderate clearance ratios. Based on a modified form of the Reynolds equation an analytical solution for short cylinders, and numerical results for finite configurations are given for the range of Reynolds numbers and (C/R) ratios in which inertia forces can be neglected. In a subsequent paper consideration will be given to the range of Taylor numbers in which inertia and transverse effects may become significant.
 Publication:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
 Pub Date:
 November 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975asme.meet.....P
 Keywords:

 Incompressible Flow;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Rotating Cylinders;
 Clearances;
 Concentric Cylinders;
 Eccentricity;
 Flow Equations;
 Hydrodynamics;
 Partial Differential Equations;
 Reynolds Equation;
 Reynolds Number;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer