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    • Keywords


      Stokes drag; spheroid; cyclical body moment

    • Abstract


      In this paper a new approach to evaluate the drag force in a simple way on a restricted axially symmetric body placed in a uniform stream (i) parallel to its axis, (ii) transverse to its axis, is advanced when the flow is governed by the Stokes equations. The method exploits the well-known integral for evaluating the drag on a sphere. The method not only provides the value of the drag on prolate and oblate spheroids and a deformed sphere in axial flow which already exists in literature but also new results for a cycloidal body, an egg shaped body and a deformed sphere in transverse flow. The salient results are exhibited graphically. The limitations imposed on the analysis because of the lack of fore and aft symmetry in the case of an eggshaped body is also indicated. It is also seen that the analysis can be extended to calculate the couple on a body rotating about its axis of symmetry.

    • Author Affiliations


      Sunil Datta1 Deepak Kumar Srivastava1

      1. Department of Mathematics and Astronomy, Lucknow University, Lucknow - 226007, India
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  • Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences | News

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