This study focuses on the velocity-annular-effect (VAE) of compressible oscillatory flow inside parallel plate channel. By analyzing the mechanism of VAE, we conclude that VAE, which inevitably occurs in viscous oscillatory pipe flow, is most visible at the phase when the centerline velocity reaches zero. In order to quantitatively evaluate the VAE, coefficient of velocity annular effect (CVAE) was proposed as an index parameter, based on the slope of velocity profile when the centerline velocity reaches zero. Numerical computations with the index parameter CVAE were conducted to analyze the impacts of dimensionless parameters, i.e., Valensi number Va
and maximum Reynolds number Remax
, on the VAE of oscillatory flow inside parallel plate channel.