TY - JOUR

T1 - Application of the boundary integral method to the sedimentation of irregular shaped particles

AU - Huilgol, R. R.

AU - Panizza, M.

AU - Phan-Thien, N.

AU - Zheng, R.

PY - 1995/4

Y1 - 1995/4

N2 - The procedures to calculate the length of a curve and its Hausdorff dimension are described. It is shown that fractal curves generated from straight line segments may be used to generate particles with jagged edges. Such particles may be symmetric or asymmetric. In order to understand the sedimentation rates of such particles, the boundary integral method has been used to determine the drag and torque on them. When the number of jagged edges becomes large, it is found that the drag on the particle is the same as that of an equivalent cylinder.

AB - The procedures to calculate the length of a curve and its Hausdorff dimension are described. It is shown that fractal curves generated from straight line segments may be used to generate particles with jagged edges. Such particles may be symmetric or asymmetric. In order to understand the sedimentation rates of such particles, the boundary integral method has been used to determine the drag and torque on them. When the number of jagged edges becomes large, it is found that the drag on the particle is the same as that of an equivalent cylinder.

KW - Boundary integral method

KW - Irregular shaped particles

KW - Sedimentation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029278325&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0377-0257(94)01295-S

DO - 10.1016/0377-0257(94)01295-S

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0029278325

SN - 0377-0257

VL - 57

SP - 49

EP - 60

JO - Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

JF - Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

IS - 1

ER -