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A Caltech Library Repository Feedhttp://www.rssboard.org/rss-specificationpython-feedgenenWed, 07 Feb 2024 04:20:40 +0000On the settling speed of dilute arrays of spheres
https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:03292013-090528899
Authors: {'items': [{'id': 'Mazaika-P-K', 'name': {'family': 'Mazaika', 'given': 'Paul K.'}, 'show_email': 'NO'}]}
Year: 1974
DOI: 10.7907/11GG-EN55
<p>A method is developed to calculate the settling speed of dilute arrays of spheres for the three cases of: I, a random array of freely moving particles; II, a random array of rigidly held particles; and III, a cubic array of particles. The basic idea of the technique is to give a formal representation for the solution and then manipulate this representation in a straightforward manner to obtain the result. For infinite arrays of spheres, our results agree with the results previously found by other authors, and the analysis here appears to be simpler. This method is able to obtain more terms in the answer than was possible by Saffman's unified treatment for point particles. Some results for arbitrary two sphere distributions are presented, and an analysis of the wall effect for particles settling in a tube is given. It is expected that the method presented here can be generalized to solve other types of problems.</p>
https://thesis.library.caltech.edu/id/eprint/7562