Creeping Viscous Flow around a Heat-Generating Solid Sphere

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    Abstract

    The velocity field for creeping viscous flow around a solid sphere due to a spherically symmetric thermal field is determined and a simple thermal generalization of Stokes' formula is obtained. The velocity field due to an instantaneous heat source at the center of the sphere is obtained in closed form and an application to the storage of heat-generating nuclear waste is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics
    Volume48
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)239-242
    ISSN0021-8936
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1981

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