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Transverse motion of an elastic sphere in a shear field

  • Christopher K. W. Tam (a1) and William A. Hyman (a2)


The forces acting on an elastic particle suspended in a shear field, and moving relative to it, are found for the case in which there are small deformations from an initially spherical shape. The deformation is the result of the viscous stresses acting on the particle. Of principal interest is that there is a component of the force perpendicular to the free-stream direction, so that the particle will migrate across the undisturbed streamlines.



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