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Terminal Fall Velocity of a Single Spherical Particle in a Newtonian Fluid

version 1.0.0.0 (23.6 KB) by Housam Binous
Computes terminal fall velocity

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Updated 17 Dec 2007

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Newton number (also called the drag coefficient) and Archimedes number are plotted versus the Reynolds number for the laminar, transition and turbulent flow types using a log-log scale. A numerical example of the terminal fall velocity computation of a single spherical particle in a Newtonian fluid, for the turbulent flow type, is given in the program. For laminar flow, the terminal velocity expression is given by the well-known Stokes? law. Measurement of terminal fall velocity has important applications such as viscosity determination (e.g. falling-sphere viscometer) and decanter sizing.

For a similar code using Mathematica 5.2, please visit:

http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/5969/

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Housam Binous (2020). Terminal Fall Velocity of a Single Spherical Particle in a Newtonian Fluid (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/13425-terminal-fall-velocity-of-a-single-spherical-particle-in-a-newtonian-fluid), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Brad Thomson

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