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Transition from Ekman flow to Taylor vortex flow in superfluid helium

  • KAREN L. HENDERSON (a1) and CARLO F. BARENGHI (a2)

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By numerically computing the steady axisymmetric flow of helium II confined inside a finite-aspect-ratio Couette annulus, we determine the transition from Ekman flow to Taylor vortex flow as a function of temperature and aspect ratio. We find that the low-Reynolds-number flow is quite different to that of a classical fluid, particularly at lower temperatures. At high aspect ratio our results confirm the existing linear stability theory of the onset of Taylor vortices, which assumes infinitely long cylinders.

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Transition from Ekman flow to Taylor vortex flow in superfluid helium

  • KAREN L. HENDERSON (a1) and CARLO F. BARENGHI (a2)

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