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Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena -1 First International Symposium

ISBN:
1-56700-135-1 (Print)

DIRECT NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF TURBULENT TAYLOR-COUETTE FLOWS

Jun-De Li
Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia 8001

Abstract

Turbulent Taylor-Couette flows between two cylinders with the inner cylinder rotating are simulated using Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) at a radius ratio of 0.67 and at two Reynolds numbers to investigate the Reynolds number effects on the flow. It is found that the results are consistent with the experimental results at the same radius ratio. Particular attention is given to the turbulent structures of the flows.