Taylor instability

Taylor instability

[′tā·lər ‚in·stə′bil·əd·ē]
(fluid mechanics)
An instability in Couette flow between rotating cylinders that arises at a critical angular velocity, in which periodic eddies along the cylinder axis form a regular pattern.
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