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Note on the time-dependent deformation of a viscous drop which is almost spherical

  • J. M. Rallison (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2006

The theory of the shear-induced small deformation of viscous drops at zero Reynolds number is reviewed. The general result for arbitrary shear and surface tension is presented, and the asymptotic forms for weak flow and for high internal viscosity are derived from it. In the latter case, numerical solutions are compared with the experiments of Torza, Cox & Mason (1972).

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