Couette flow


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

Word History


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

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“Couette flow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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