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Terminal Fall Velocity of a Single Spherical Particle in a Newtonian Fluid

Housam Binous
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Department: Chemical Engineering
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Newton number (also called the drag coefficient) and Archimedes number are plotted versus the Reynolds number for the laminar, transition and turbulent flow types using a log-log scale. Expressions and numerical examples of the terminal fall velocity of a single spherical particle in a Newtonian Fluid, for the three flow types, are given in the notebook. For laminar flow, the terminal velocity expression is given by the well-known Stokes’ law. Measurement of terminal fall velocity has important applications such as viscosity determination (e.g. falling-sphere viscometer) and decanter sizing.

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Physics > Fluid Mechanics

Reynolds number, drag coefficient, Newton’, s number, Archimedes number, laminar flow, turbulent flow, transition flow, terminal fall velocity, sedimentation
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Terminal_Fall_Velocity.nb (13.8 KB) - Notebook [for Mathematica 5.2]