# Stability of laminar Couette flow of compressible fluids

@article{Frnsdal2016StabilityOL, title={Stability of laminar Couette flow of compressible fluids}, author={Christian Fr{\o}nsdal}, journal={arXiv: General Physics}, year={2016} }

Cylindrical Couette flow is a subject where the main focus has long been on the onset of turbulence or, more precisely, the limit of stability of the simplest laminar flow. The theoretical framework of this paper is a recently developed action principle for hydrodynamics. It incorporates Euler-Lagrange equations that are in essential agreement with the Navier-Stokes equation, but applicable to the general case of a compressible fluid. The variational principle incorporates the equation of…

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