Journal of Fluid Mechanics

A note on the motion of a spherical particle in a general quadratic flow of a second-order fluid

P. C.-H.  Chan a1 and L. G.  Leal a1
a1 Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

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The migration of a rigid sphere in a two-dimensional unidirectional shear flow of a second-order fluid was considered by Ho & Leal (1976). It was found that the sphere would migrate in the direction of decreasing absolute shear rate. The present paper extends the previous results to a general quadratic flow, and also considers the case of a spherical drop.

(Published Online April 12 2006)
(Received July 12 1976)
(Revised December 10 1976)