, Volume 136, Issue 3-4, pp 315-338
Date: 22 Jul 2011

Asymptotic profile of steady Stokes flow around a rotating obstacle

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Abstract

We analyze the spatial anisotropic profile at infinity of steady Stokes flow around a rotating obstacle. It is shown that the flow is largely concentrated along the axis of rotation in the leading term and that a rotating profile can be found in the second term. The proof relies upon a detailed analysis of the associated fundamental solution tensor.

Dedicated to our colleague Jiří Neustupa on the occasion of his 60th birthday.