Couette flow

noun Cou·ette flow \küˈet-\

Definition of Couette flow

  1. :  the shearing flow of a fluid between two parallel surfaces in relative motion (as of the oil in a cylindrical bearing)

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Origin and Etymology of couette flow

French couette machine bearing, literally, feather bed, from Old French coute, cuilte quilt, mattress — more at quilt


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