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Flow Induced in Fluid-Particle Suspension by an Infinite Rotating Disk

Zung, Laurence B. (1969) Flow Induced in Fluid-Particle Suspension by an Infinite Rotating Disk. Physics of Fluids, 12 (1). pp. 18-23. ISSN 1070-6631.

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An exact similarity solution is given for the flow of a fluid-particle suspension over an infinitely large disk rotating at a constant velocity. Numerical solutions of the resulting ordinary differential equations provide velocity distributions for both fluid and solid phases and density distributions for the solid. The boundary-layer thicknesses of the particle cloud and the fluid are found to be approximately equal. In addition to its intrinsic value as a solution to a physical problem, the results provide a convenient basis for judging the accuracy of approximate techniques.

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Additional Information:© 1969 American Institute of Physics. Received 18 March 1968; final manuscript received 21 October 1968. This work constitutes Chapter I of the author's Ph.D. thesis, California Institute of Technology (1967). The author is indebted to Professor Frank E. Marble for his guidance and helpful suggestions. This work was supported by Aerospace Research Laboratories, Office of Aerospace Research, under Contract AF33(615)-3785.
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Official Citation:Flow Induced in Fluid-Particle Suspension by an Infinite Rotating Disk. Source: Physics of fluids [1070-6631] Zung yr:1969 vol:12 iss:1 pg:18-23
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