The Fluid Motion Due to a Rotating Disk

Ralph E. White, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Charles M. Mohr Jr, University of California - Berkeley
John Newman, University of California - Berkeley

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The solution of the Navier-Stokes equation for fluid
motion due to a rotating disk includes characteristic
parameters as presented below. We report here the
most accurate values available for three of these
parameters and compare to them values obtained
by a numerical integration technique developed by
Newman (3, 5).