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Objects in a Viscous fluid

  1. Mar 10, 2009 #1
    Hey all,

    I am looking into the physics of an object moving through a viscous fuild. I have had a look searching google, but it only comes up with articles relating the terminal velocity of an object. Are there any detailed sources that anyone knows about?

    If so please post a link..

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  3. Mar 10, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    That's quite a broad topic- I am surprised you could not find anything of consequence. There's a lot on aerodynamics and hydrodynamics out there. Stokes flow, wind tunnels, Lamb's "Hydrodynamics" (Dover edition), Taylor dispersion, boundary layer separation, vortex shedding, ... the list is quite long.
  4. Mar 10, 2009 #3


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    I got 415 hits on google for "swimming in custard", :smile:

    but none of them actually seems to go into the physics :redface:
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