On axisymmetric creeping flows involving a hybrid droplet Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The stokes flow involving a hybrid droplet submerged in an immiscible liquid was investigated. It was found that the drag force varyies significantly with respect to the two radii associated with the two-sphere geometry of the droplet, and the viscosity ratio of the two liquids in the continuous and dispersed phases. It was observed that in the case of paraboloidal flows, either a single eddy or a pair of eddies is found depending on the ratio of two radii. The locations of the stokeslets and the viscosity ratio were found to influence the eddy structure significantly.

author list (cited authors)

  • Palaniappan, D., & Daripa, P.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • February 2005