Fluid flow induced by a rotating disk of finite radius

A.I. van de Vooren , E.F.F. Botta

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    The boundary-layer equations outside a rotating disk of radius a have been solved. It is shown that it is unnecessary to take special precautions for the sudden change in boundary conditions at the edge of the disk except if one is interested in the flow at distances which are smaller than about 10−3 a from the edge. The behaviour of the flow at large distances from the disk is investigated analytically with results which are confirmed by the numerical computations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-71
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Engineering Mathematics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb-1990

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