A numerical procedure for predicting multiple solutions of a spherical taylor-couette flow

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Abstract

A new numerical procedure for predicting multiple solutions of Taylor vortices in a spherical gap is presented. The steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in primitive variables are solved by a finite-difference method using a matrix preconditioning technique. Routes leading to multiple flow states are designed heuristically by imposing symmetric properties. Both symmetric and asymmetric solutions can be predicted in a deterministic way. The current procedure gives very fast convergence rate to the desired flow modes. This procedure provides an alternative way of finding all possible stable steady axisymmetric flow modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1135-1147
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Volume22
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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