Journal of Fluid Mechanics

An investigation of particle trajectories in two-phase flow systems

S. A.  Morsi a1 and A. J.  Alexander a2
a1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Surrey
a2 Loughborough University of Technology

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This paper describes a theoretical investigation into (i) the response of a spherical particle to a one-dimensional fluid flow, (ii) the motion of a spherical particle in a uniform two-dimensional fluid flow about a circular cylinder and (iii) the motion of a particle about a lifting aerofoil section. In all three cases the drag of the particle is allowed to vary with (instantaneous) Reynolds number by using an analytical approximation to the standard experimental drag-Reynolds-number relationship for spherical particles.

(Published Online March 29 2006)
(Received November 12 1971)