Space-Time Symmetry in Doubly Periodic Circular Couette Flow

  • M. Gorman
  • Harry L. Swinney
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 77)


Our recent experiments(1–3) on the circular Couette system (two concentric cylinders with the outer cylinder fixed and the inner cylinder rotating) have determined the spatial and temporal characteristics of the doubly periodic flow regime. In many cases doubly periodic flow is the final preturbulent regime, so a thorough understanding of this regime is important for understanding the onset of turbulence in such cases.


State Space Periodic Flow Wave Pattern Couette Flow Modulation Pattern 
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  1. 1.
    M. Gorman, H. L. Swinney, and D. Rand, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    M. Gorman and H. L. Swinney, submitted to Jour. Fluid Mech.Google Scholar
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    M. Gorman and H. L. Swinney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43 1871 (1979).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    D. Rand, Arch. Rat. Mech. Anal., to appear.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gorman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harry L. Swinney
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsThe University of TexasAustinUSA

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