Flow between shrouded corotating disks

Kenichirou Amemiya, Shigeaki Masuda, Shinnosuke Obi, Mikio Tokuyama, Satomitsu Imai

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As one of the important aerodynamic problems of magnetic disk drives for microcomputers, a flow between shrouded corotating disks and its instability have been investigated. The four-decker circular disk pack is enclosed in a cylindrical container to endure the axial symmetry. Mean and fluctuating velocity fields induced by the disk rotation has been obtained by employing fine scale multi-sensor hot-wire probes. First, the velocity distributions of 2D axisymmetric base flow field are reported. The occurrence of 3D non-axisymmetric flow will then be discussed, where the rotational speed as well as the number of cells will be discussed and compared with the existing data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2559-2564
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number650
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Body-force instability
  • Hot-wire measurement
  • Magnetic disk drive
  • Rotating disk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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