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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 409
  • April 2000, pp. 165-183

Philip Saffman and viscous flow theory

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  • Published online: 01 April 2000

Philip Saffman made valuable theoretical contributions to different areas of low-Reynolds-number hydrodynamics. Three themes are selected for discussion here: (i) the lift force on a sphere in a shear flow at small, but finite Reynolds number, (ii) Brownian motion in thin liquid films, and (iii) particle motion in rapidly rotating flows. In addition, brief descriptions are given of some of Saffman's other contributions including dispersion in porous media, the average velocity of sedimenting suspensions, and compressible low-Reynolds-number flows.

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