In this paper, the velocity profile of the normal component in the stationary flow of turbulent superfluid helium inside a cylindrical channel is determined, making use of a one-fluid model with internal variables derived from Extended Thermodynamics. In the hypothesis of null barycentric velocity of the fluid (the so-called counterflow situation) it is seen that, in the presence of a sufficiently high vortex length density, the velocity profile of the normal component becomes very flat in the central region of the channel.Thus, a central flat profile of the normal fluid does not necessarily imply that the flow of the normal component is turbulent.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Physik|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Mathematics
- General Physics and Astronomy
- Applied Mathematics