• Sunil Datta

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    • Stokes drag on axially symmetric bodies: a new approach

      Sunil Datta Deepak Kumar Srivastava

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      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.

    • Slow rotation of a sphere with source at its centre in a viscous fluid

      Sunil Datta Deepak Kumar Srivastava

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      In this note, the problem of a sphere carrying a fluid source at its centre and rotating with slow uniform angular velocity about a diameter is studied. The analysis reveals that only the azimuthal component of velocity exists and is seen that the effect of the source is to decrease it. Also, the couple on the sphere is found to decrease on account of the source.

    • Stokes flow with slip and Kuwabara boundary conditions

      Sunil Datta Satya Deo

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      The forces experienced by randomly and homogeneously distributed parallel circular cylinder or spheres in uniform viscous flow are investigated with slip boundary condition under Stokes approximation using particle-in-cell model technique and the result compared with the no-slip case. The corresponding problem of streaming flow past spheroidal particles departing but little in shape from a sphere is also investigated. The explicit expression for the stream function is obtained to the first order in the small parameter characterizing the deformation. As a particular case of this we considered an oblate spheroid and evaluate the drag on it.

    • Slow motion of a sphere away from a wall: Effect of surface roughness on the viscous force

      Sunil Datta Manju Shukla

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      An asymptotic analysis is given for the effect of roughness exhibited through the slip parameter β on the motion of the sphere, moving away from a plane surface with velocityV. The method replaces the no-slip condition at the rough surface by slip condition and employs the method of inner and outer regions on the sphere surface. For β > 0, we have the classical slip boundary condition and the results of the paper are then of interest in the microprocessor industry.

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