A Physical Interpretation of the Structure of the Ventilation Coefficients for Freely Falling Waterdrops

Farid F. Abraham IBM Scientific Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

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Abstract

A qualitative picture of the flow patterns around a falling drop as a function of Reynolds number is deduced from the experimentally determined structure of the ventilation coefficient. These predicted flow patterns are compared with the present experimental and theoretical knowledge of flow around circular cylinders and spheres.

Abstract

A qualitative picture of the flow patterns around a falling drop as a function of Reynolds number is deduced from the experimentally determined structure of the ventilation coefficient. These predicted flow patterns are compared with the present experimental and theoretical knowledge of flow around circular cylinders and spheres.

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