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Force on a sphere via the generalized reciprocal theorem

Leshansky, A. M. and Brady, J. F. (2004) Force on a sphere via the generalized reciprocal theorem. Physics of Fluids, 16 (3). pp. 843-844. ISSN 1070-6631.

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An approach based on the generalized reciprocal theorem is presented to derive the well-known result for the drag force exerted on a rigid sphere translating in a viscous fluid in an arbitrary manner. The use of generalized reciprocal theorem allows one to bypass the calculation of stress distribution over the particle surface in order to compute the force.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Copyright © 2004 American Institute of Physics. Received 28 October 2003; accepted 12 December 2003; published online 4 February 2004.
Subject Keywords:viscosity; flow simulation; drag; two-phase flow
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Feb 2006
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