Oscillations of a solid sphere falling through a wormlike micellar fluid

Anandhan Jayaraman, Andrew Belmonte

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number065301
Pages (from-to)065301/1-065301/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 2
StatePublished - Jun 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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