Slow motion of a micropolar fluid through a porous sphere bounded by a solid sphere
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The paper examines the slow motion of a micropolar fluid produced by the relative motion of a solid sphere to an inside porous sphere. The result extends the Cunningham’s problem to micropolar fluid when the inner sphere is porous with prescribed radial suction/injection velocity at the surface of the sphere. The result can also be taken as an extension of the work of Ramkissoon and Majumdar when the fluid is bounded at a radiusr=b (b>a) but the solid sphere is replaced by a porous sphere. The force experienced by the inner sphere has been calculated and particular cases of interest have been deduced.
KeywordsMicropolar fluid Stokes’ flow suction/injection relative motion drag formula
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