Steady Taylor-Couette Flow

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Summary

The viscous flow between two concentric cylinders is often referred to as the Taylor-Couette flow. At low Reynolds numbers, the flow is steady and purely azimuthal and analytical solutions can be found for the velocity profile and torque experienced by the walls. In this study, we simulate the steady circular Couette flow at a Reynolds number of 15. The inner cylinder rotates at 100 rad/s and the outer cylinder remains stationary. The torque on the stationary wall and the velocity profile are compared with analytical solutions. 

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