Are there any good papers/resources covering an introduction Taylor Couette Flow suitable for a physics undergraduate?
One of the standard works on hydrodynamic stability is the book by Drazin. Taylor-Couette flow is discussed in chapter 3 titled "Centrifugal Instability". Prerequisites to read this chapter are:
- knowledge of Navier-Stokes equations
- familiarity with cylindrical coordinates
- some experience with linear stability analysis