### Abstract

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) |
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Article number | 065301 |

Pages (from-to) | 065301/1-065301/4 |

Journal | Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics |

Volume | 67 |

Issue number | 6 2 |

State | Published - Jun 1 2003 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics

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## Cite this

Jayaraman, A., & Belmonte, A. (2003). Oscillations of a solid sphere falling through a wormlike micellar fluid.

*Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics*,*67*(6 2), 065301/1-065301/4. [065301].