Marginally stable and turbulent boundary layers in low-curvature Taylor–Couette flow

@article{Brauckmann2017MarginallySA,
  title={Marginally stable and turbulent boundary layers in low-curvature Taylor–Couette flow},
  author={Hannes J. Brauckmann and Bruno Eckhardt},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2017},
  volume={815},
  pages={149 - 168}
}
Marginal stability arguments are used to describe the rotation number dependence of torque in Taylor–Couette (TC) flow for radius ratios $\unicode[STIX]{x1D702}\geqslant 0.9$ and shear Reynolds number $\mathit{Re}_{S}=2\times 10^{4}$ . With an approximate representation of the mean profile by piecewise linear functions, characterised by the boundary-layer thicknesses at the inner and outer cylinder and the angular momentum in the centre, profiles and torques are extracted from the requirement… 
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