Fundamental singularities of viscous flow
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- Blake, J.R. & Chwang, A.T. J Eng Math (1974) 8: 23. doi:10.1007/BF02353701
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The image system for the fundamental singularities of viscous (including potential) flow are obtained in the vicinity of an infinite stationary no-slip plane boundary. The image system for a: stokeslet, the fundamental singularity of Stokes flow; rotlet (also called a stresslet), the fundamental singularity of rotational motion; a source, the fundamental singularity of potential flow and also the image system for a source-doublet are discussed in terms of illustrative diagrams. Their far-fields are obtained and interpreted in terms of singularities. Both the stokeslet and rotlet have similar far field characteristics: for force or rotational components parallel to the wall a far-field of a stresslet typeO(r−2) is obtained, whereas normal components are of higher orderO(r−3).