Unsymmetrical flow in a centrifuge
Abstract
The differential equations for a centrifuge sector are discussed in which cylinder whose cross section is a slice of pie is presumed to be mud. Three boundary layers are considered: the cylindrical wall layer, Ekman layers at the ends and the buoyancy layers on the theta = constant walls. It is suggested that the cylinder is most of the time infinitely long, and that the atmospheric scale height is of the order of the bowl radius all of the time. Both restrictions are relaxed.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 September 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984STIN...8529208M
 Keywords:

 Centrifuges;
 Cylindrical Bodies;
 Differential Equations;
 Gas Flow;
 Flow Distribution;
 Mathematical Models;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer