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Old   September 29, 2008, 05:16
Default Flow around a sphere and a circular cylinder
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Francis
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Hi guys,

I am wondering how relevant is the flow around a sphere and a circular cylinder.

Suppose the same up-coming flow velocity. The flow can pass around the sphere in all directions, but not for a cylinder. Hence, Vs < Vc, and then the momentum on the sphere is smaller. As a result, the flow separates earlier on the sphere.

Does that make sense?

Thanks a lot.
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