TY - JOUR
ID - 1525
TI - A Proposed Solution for the Settling Velocity of Coplanar Aggregates of Identical Spheres in Creeping Motion.
JO - Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
JA - JAFM
LA - en
SN - 1735-3572
AU - Mendez, Y.
AD - Independent Research Group, Ottawa, Ontario, K2B 5W9
Y1 - 2015
PY - 2015
VL - 8
IS - 3
SP - 399
EP - 407
KW - Doublet
KW - Triplet
KW - Settling velocity
KW - Expansion
KW - Spherical aggregates
KW - Wall shear
KW - non spherical particles
KW - Pressure gradient
DO - 10.18869/acadpub.jafm.67.222.19396
N2 - 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.
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L1 - https://www.jafmonline.net/article_1525_4be52178bc3c872e6510a62bbf5b4ab2.pdf
ER -