Engineering Transactions, 45, 2, pp. 171-180, 1997

Polar Flow Past a Spheroid

H. Ramkissoon
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago

The problem of symmetrical Stokes flow of an incompressible micropolar fluid past a spheroid is considered in the paper. The shape of the spheroid differs slightly from that of a sphere. An explicit expression is obtained for the stream function. The boundary conditions at the spheroid surface allow for a slip of tangential fluid flow velocity.

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