The steady incompressible viscous flow induced in a cylindrical tank by the rotation of its bottom was studied both theoretically and experimentally. The complete Navier-Stokes equations are expressed in terms of the tangential velocity, vorticity, and meridional stream function. The transformed equations are solved numerically using an alternating-direction implicit scheme and a nonuniform grid. The general validity of the numerical solution was demonstrated by the agreement between the computed and experimental results.

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