Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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The impulsive starting of a sphere

Author: Chang-Yi Wang
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 27 (1969), 273-277
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99823
MathSciNet review: QAM99823
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Abstract: A sphere is started impulsively in an incompressible viscous fluid of infinite extent. The Reynolds number is assumed to be large. The time of investigation is assumed to be small. The Navier-Stokes equations, written in spherical polar coordinates, are then iterated using the method of inner and outer expansions. Uniformly valid solutions are obtained to second order. The drag is also predicted.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99823
Article copyright: © Copyright 1969 American Mathematical Society

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