Numerical and Experimental Study on the Effects of Taylor Number on the Wavelength of the Couette-Taylor Flow

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1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, 8415683111, Iran

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Foolad Institute of Technology, Fooladshahr, Isfahan, 8491663763, Iran

3 Polytechnic University Hauts-de-France of Valenciennes, LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201, France



In the present study, the hydrodynamic behaviours of the Couette Taylor flow in different flow regimes were investigated, experimentally and numerically.In this research, the effects of Taylor number on wavelength of the flow, which are two important hydrodynamic charactristics of the Couette Taylor flow, are investigated both experimentally and numerically in order to study the stability of the flow and formation of vortices. In addition, the velocity and pressure variation of the the flow between two cylinders were considered and compared for different Taylor numbers to understand the behaviuor of the flow.