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The drag of a body moving transversely in a confined stratified fluid

Foster, M. R. and Saffman, P. G. (1970) The drag of a body moving transversely in a confined stratified fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 43 (2). pp. 407-418. ISSN 0022-1120.

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The slow motion of a body through a stratified fluid bounded laterally by insulating walls is studied for both large and small Peclet number. The Taylor column and its associated boundary and shear layers are very different from the analogous problem in a rotating fluid. In particular, the large Peclet number problem is non-linear and exhibits mixing of statically unstable fluid layers, and hence the drag is order one; whereas the small Peclet number flow is everywhere stable, and the drag is of the order of the Peclet number.

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