Azimuthal velocity profiles in Rayleigh-stable Taylor–Couette flow and implied axial angular momentum transport

  title={Azimuthal velocity profiles in Rayleigh-stable Taylor–Couette flow and implied axial angular momentum transport},
  author={Freja Nordsiek and Sander G. Huisman and Roeland C. A. van der Veen and Chao Sun and Detlef Lohse and Daniel P. Lathrop},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={342 - 362}
We present azimuthal velocity profiles measured in a Taylor–Couette apparatus, which has been used as a model of stellar and planetary accretion disks. The apparatus has a cylinder radius ratio of ${\it\eta}=0.716$ , an aspect ratio of ${\it\Gamma}=11.74$ , and the plates closing the cylinders in the axial direction are attached to the outer cylinder. We investigate angular momentum transport and Ekman pumping in the Rayleigh-stable regime. This regime is linearly stable and is characterized by… 

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