The slow flow of a rotating fluid past a split plate

M. A. Page

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Abstract

The flow of a rotating fluid past a split plate is examined in the limit of vanishing Rossby number to determine the nature of the Stewartson E1/4-layers in the region of the gap between the plates. When the gap width is order unity it is established that the end regions have a radius of O(E1/4) and that they do not interact. However, when the gap width is O(E1/4) there is an interaction between the two end regions, and the solution is calculated numerically for this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-762
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

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