Date of Award

1984

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Abstract

Measurements were made on the terminal velocity of circular cylinders with length to diameter ratio 4 < L/D < 231 moving parallel to their axes at low Reynolds number in a fluid bounded by a cylindrical container. The drag was found to vary inversely with the boundary diameter as suggested by Wakiya's theory for prolate spheroids. When extrapolated to infinite boundary, the results agree well with the numerical calculations of Youngren and Acrivos, Gluckman et al. and Swanson et al. and the experimental results of Heiss and Coull.

Pages

156

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