Variance in the sedimentation speed of a suspension

Russel E. Caflisch, Jonathan H.C. Luke

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The variance in the sedimentation speed for a homogeneous suspension of solid spheres in a Stokes fluid is calculated for a particular choice of the distribution function of the spheres. In the infinite particle number limit, the variance is found to be infinite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-760
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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