%0 Journal Article
%T A Proposed Solution for the Settling Velocity of Coplanar Aggregates of Identical Spheres in Creeping Motion.
%J Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
%I
%Z 1735-3572
%A Mendez, Y.
%D 2015
%\ 04/01/2015
%V 8
%N 3
%P 399-407
%! A Proposed Solution for the Settling Velocity of Coplanar Aggregates of Identical Spheres in Creeping Motion.
%K Doublet
%K Triplet
%K Settling velocity
%K Expansion
%K Spherical aggregates
%K Wall shear
%K non spherical particles
%K Pressure gradient
%R 10.18869/acadpub.jafm.67.222.19396
%X This paper derives a solution for the settling velocity of isolated coplanar aggregates of n identical spherical particles in creeping motion based on the Wall Shear-Pressure Gradient-Expansion model (WPE) previously derived by the author. The solution is reached by developing geometry-equilibrium mathematical constructs to decide on the dimensions of the free ambient expansions surrounding the aggregates to compute the entire velocity profile. A rational to decide on the orientation and stability of rotation is also proposed. The results compare well with the outcome of available theory and some relevant data sets.
%U https://www.jafmonline.net/article_1525_4be52178bc3c872e6510a62bbf5b4ab2.pdf