Couette flow

noun

Cou·​ette flow
küˈet-
: the shearing flow of a fluid between two parallel surfaces in relative motion (as of the oil in a cylindrical bearing)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Couette flow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Couette%20flow. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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