Couette flow

Cou·​ette flow | \ küˈet- \

Definition of Couette flow

: 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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History and Etymology for Couette flow

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

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“Couette flow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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