The inward flow between two parallel, co-rotating disks undergoes a thorough examination by analytical, experimental and numerical means. The analytical approach utilizes the asymptotical truncated series solution provided by Batista (2011) and extends it by a correction for an arbitrary mean tangential velocity at the rotor inlet. Taylor series expansions of the analytical results provide an estimate for the orders of magnitude of velocity components and the polynomial order of their profile shapes. The common assumption of parabolic velocity distributions is only appropriate in the radial direction. In parallel, a unique test rig provides the experimental counterpart of the velocity profiles inside a rotor gap, that is suitably narrow for turbomachinery applications. The optical flow measurements are based on a novel calibration technique and volumetric particle tracking evaluation. Both laminar and turbulent operating conditions are examined. Finally, numerical studies using commercial CFD software provide insight into the flow field inside the test rig rotor where experimental methods fall short and provide an additional means to investigate the effects of the approximations made in the derivation of the analytical results. The velocity distributions acquired by analytical, numerical and experimental means agree well, the asymptotical nature of the analytical solution by Batista (2011) can be observed. The comparison of experimental and numerical results of a turbulent case suggests that the Shear Stress Transport turbulence model reproduces turbulent flow inside the rotor gap appropriately.