A case of axisymmetric fluid flow past a selfpropelled body
Abstract
The problem of steady axisymmetric flow of a viscous incompressible fluid past a sphere is analyzed for the case where the normal component of the flow velocity vector is distributed over the sphere surface in such a way that an impulse transmitted from the sphere to the fluid per unit time is equal to zero. The problem is solved for small Reynolds numbers using the method of asymptotic expansions. The asymptotic behavior of flow velocity at large distances from the sphere is examined.
 Publication:

PMTF Zhurnal Prikladnoi Mekhaniki i Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki
 Pub Date:
 August 1984
 Bibcode:
 1984PMTF........31S
 Keywords:

 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Cylindrical Bodies;
 Flow Deflection;
 Propulsive Efficiency;
 Asymptotic Series;
 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Flow Velocity;
 Incompressible Flow;
 Low Reynolds Number;
 Series Expansion;
 Spheres;
 Steady Flow;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Viscous Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer