General solution for the Couette flow profile.

  title={General solution for the Couette flow profile.},
  author={Michael C. Wendl},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  volume={60 5 Pt B},
  • Michael C. Wendl
  • Published 1999 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…
A general solution for the Couette velocity profile is reported. Taylor's classical one-dimensional profile is shown to be a special case of this solution for configurations whose aspect ratio is large. Numerical evaluation indicates that error between the two profiles is a logarithmic function of the aspect ratio and provides data to estimate when Taylor's profile should be replaced with the present solution.