A sphere falling in a viscous Newtonian fluid reaches a steady terminal velocity; the approach to this terminal velocity can be shown to be monotonic, in agreement with observations. In polymeric fluids, a final steady state is also always observed experimentally. This shows that the unusual behavior seen in the flow of wormlike micellar solutions extends to the classic problem of flow past a sphere.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|State||Published - Jun 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics