Model equation calculations of the turbulent flow between rotating cylinders and the structure of a turbulent vortex
Abstract
A system of model equations is given to describe fully developed turbulent flow with significant curvature of the mean flow streamlines. A feature of the equations is the presence of a gyroscopic stability term to allow for the generation or decay of turbulent energy according as rotation and mean vorticity are antiparallel or parallel.The Reynolds stresses predicted by the model are realizable. The equations are solved and results presented for turbulent flow between concentric rotating cylinders and the isolated turbulent line vortex. Comparison with experiment is generally favorable.
 Publication:

Structure and Mechanisms of Turbulence I
 Pub Date:
 1978
 DOI:
 10.1007/3540087656_13
 Bibcode:
 1978LNP....75..136K
 Keywords:

 Rotating Cylinders;
 Turbulence Models;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Vortices;
 Concentric Cylinders;
 Flow Equations;
 Flow Velocity;
 Reynolds Stress;
 Vortex Breakdown;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer