Stokes flow

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Stokes flow is the flow of a highly viscous fluid. Since a high viscosity coefficient implies a low Reynolds number, Stokes flow is also refered to as low Reynolds number flow or creeping flow.

Governing equations

• Continuity equation
$\frac{\partial u_j}{\partial x_j} = 0$
• Momentum equation
$\Delta u_i = \frac{1}{\mu} \frac{\partial p}{\partial x_i}$