Study of the compressible Stewartson layer in a thermal counterflow centrifuge
Abstract
The paper examines the effects of gas compressibility on the structure of the Stewartson layer which is one third as long as the side wall of a rapidly rotating cylinder (a counterflow centrifuge). A method is presented for the closure of the recirculating mass flow rate, using the assumption that the Ekman number to the one third power is of the order of magnitude of the square Mach number.
 Publication:

Academie des Sciences Paris Comptes Rendus Serie B Sciences Physiques
 Pub Date:
 September 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976CRASB.283...79D
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Centrifuges;
 Compressible Fluids;
 Counterflow;
 Rotating Cylinders;
 Axial Flow;
 Differential Equations;
 Flow Velocity;
 Linear Equations;
 Mass Flow Rate;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Temperature Profiles;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer