On the motion due to sources and sinks distributed on horizontal boundaries in a rotating fluid
Abstract
The paper considers the flow of a fluid contained between infinite discs rotating with constant angular velocity, when subjected to a small, but otherwise general asymmetric distribution of sources and sinks across the discs. It is shown how the mass flux in the horizontal direction is equally shared by the two Ekman layers on the discs, how all horizontal flows depend only on the difference of the imposed velocities on the discs, and how in particular situations the geostrophic flow is unbounded.
 Publication:

Journal of Engineering Mathematics
 Pub Date:
 December 1983
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00040176
 Bibcode:
 1983JEnMa..17..323S
 Keywords:

 Flow Distribution;
 Flow Theory;
 Rotating Fluids;
 Sinks;
 Viscous Flow;
 Ekman Layer;
 Mass Flow;
 Rotating Disks;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer