A note on plane Stokes flow past a shear free impermeable cylinder

  • R. Usha
  • K. Hemalatha
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The slow steady two-dimensional motion of a viscous incompressible fluid in the unbounded region exterior to a shear free circular cylinder which is impermeable is examined. It is shown that the above problem requires a certain consistency condition for the existence of a solution. In addition, a circle theorem for the biharmonic equation is presented, for the above plane Stokes flow. Some examples are also given.


Mathematical Method Circular Cylinder Consistency Condition Incompressible Fluid Stoke Flow 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Usha
    • 1
  • K. Hemalatha
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of MathematicsAnna UniversityMadrasIndia

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