WAVES IN A GAS IN SOLID-BODY ROTATION.

The axial and transverse wave motions of an inviscid perfect gas in isothermal solid-body rotation in a cylinder are investigated. Solutions of the resulting eigenvalue problem are shown to correspond to two types of waves. The acoustic waves are the rotational counterparts of the well-known Rayleigh solutions for a gas at rest in a cylinder. The rotational waves, whose amplitude and frequencies go to zero in the non-rotating limit, exhibit phase speeds both larger and smaller than the speed of sound. The effect of rotation on the frequency and structure of these waves is discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morton, JB; Shaughnessy, EJ

Published Date

  • 1972

Published In

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / Part 2

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 286

Citation Source

  • SciVal