Creeping Viscous Flow Around a Heat-Generating Solid Sphere

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S. Krenk

Risö National Laboratory, DK-4000, Rosklide, Denmark

J. Appl. Mech 48(2), 239-242 (Jun 01, 1981) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157603 History: Received June 01, 1980; Revised October 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


The velocity field for creeping viscous flow around a solid sphere due to a spherically symmetric thermal field is determined and a simple thermal generalization of Stokes’ formula is obtained. The velocity field due to an instantaneous heat source at the center of the sphere is obtained in closed form and an application to the storage of heat-generating nuclear waste is discussed.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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