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Graduate Student Seminar - 02/10/2012

"Turbulence and Transport in the Gap between Two Rotating Concentric Cylinders (Taylor-Couette)"

by Freja Nordsiek

Friday, February 10, 2012 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Professor Daniel Lathrop

Experimental investigations in turbulence and transport in Taylor-Couette flow (flow in the gap between two concentric cylinders where one or both cylinders rotates) are presented in the strong turbulence regime for a wide range of rotation rate ratios between the inner and outer cylinders. Specifically, the transport of angular momentum between the cylinders as measured by torque, axial flow velocities as measured by ultrasound Doppler velocimetry (UDV), and whether the flow is turbulent or not for all rotation rate ratios will be presented and discussed.

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