# Two-dimensionalization of the flow driven by a slowly rotating impeller in a rapidly rotating fluid

@article{Machicoane2016TwodimensionalizationOT, title={Two-dimensionalization of the flow driven by a slowly rotating impeller in a rapidly rotating fluid}, author={Nathanael Machicoane and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Moisy and Pierre-Philippe Cortet}, journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics}, year={2016} }

We characterize the two-dimensionalization process in the turbulent flow produced by an impeller rotating at a rate $\omega$ in a fluid rotating at a rate $\Omega$ around the same axis for Rossby number $Ro=\omega/\Omega$ down to $10^{-2}$. The flow can be described as the superposition of a large-scale vertically invariant global rotation and small-scale shear layers detached from the impeller blades. As $Ro$ decreases, the large-scale flow is subjected to azimuthal modulations. In this regime…

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