Instabilities of Shercliffe and Stewartson layers in spherical Couette flow.

@article{Wei2008InstabilitiesOS,
  title={Instabilities of Shercliffe and Stewartson layers in spherical Couette flow.},
  author={X. Wei and Rainer Hollerbach},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2 Pt 2},
  pages={
          026309
        }
}
  • X. Wei, R. Hollerbach
  • Published 28 August 2008
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
We explore numerically the flow induced in a spherical shell by differentially rotating the inner and outer spheres. The fluid is also taken to be electrically conducting (in the low magnetic Reynolds number limit), and a magnetic field is imposed parallel to the axis of rotation. If the outer sphere is stationary, the magnetic field induces a Shercliffe layer on the tangent cylinder, the cylinder just touching the inner sphere and parallel to the field. If the magnetic field is absent, but a… Expand
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