By Élisabeth Guazzelli, Jeffrey F. Morris, Sylvie Pic

ISBN-10: 0521193192

ISBN-13: 9780521193191

Figuring out the habit of debris suspended in a fluid has many very important purposes throughout a number of fields, together with engineering and geophysics. Comprising major components, this ebook starts off with the well-developed thought of debris in viscous fluids, i.e. microhydrodynamics, relatively for unmarried- and pair-body dynamics. half II considers many-body dynamics, overlaying shear flows and sedimentation, bulk movement houses and collective phenomena. An interlude among the 2 components presents the elemental statistical concepts had to hire the result of the 1st (microscopic) within the moment (macroscopic). The authors introduce theoretical, mathematical options via concrete examples, making the fabric available to non-mathematicians. in addition they comprise many of the many open questions within the box to inspire additional learn. hence, this can be a great advent for college students and researchers from different disciplines who're forthcoming suspension dynamics for the 1st time.

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32 One sphere in Stokes ﬂow The functions making up the series 1 , r ∂ ∂xi 1 r , ∂2 ∂xi ∂xj 1 r ,... 5) are termed the spherical solid harmonics (see Batchelor, 1967, p. 121). In expanded form, the series becomes3 ϕ1 = 1 , r ϕ2 = xi , r3 ϕ3 = δij xi xj −3 5 ,... 6) with the subscript indicating the decay rate, the power of r −1 , of each function. The solution for the disturbance pressure in the ﬂow around a rotating sphere may be represented as a sum of these harmonics with appropriate coeﬃcients that we will determine.

This approach is slightly simpler, but does not allow us to demonstrate the uniform traction over the surface. 3 Fax´ en laws for the sphere In the previous sections, we have considered the motion induced by a particle immersed in a ﬂow for which ∇u∞ is a constant and have determined the resulting force and the ﬁrst force moments of torque and stresslet. Ideally, one would like to determine the force and these moments from the motion of a body and a general ambient ﬂow ﬁeld, and this is our purpose here.

The three-dimensional harmonic functions may be found by noting that the simplest, the spherically symmetric ϕ, must satisfy 1 ∂ r 2 ∂r r2 ∂ϕ ∂r = 0, and by inspection we see that r −1 is a solution and decays to zero as r → ∞. Furthermore, the gradients of ϕ of any order will be solutions, because smoothness allows us to interchange the order of diﬀerentiation. 32 One sphere in Stokes ﬂow The functions making up the series 1 , r ∂ ∂xi 1 r , ∂2 ∂xi ∂xj 1 r ,... 5) are termed the spherical solid harmonics (see Batchelor, 1967, p.

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