Uniform flow past a sphere rotating in the streamwise direction is investigated numerically for the purpose of understanding the effect of rotation of the sphere on flow characteristics. The range of the Reynolds number considered is 0.02 ≤ Re ≤ 200. The rotational speed of the sphere is in the range of 0 ≤ Ω ≤ 1.5, where Ω is the maximum azimuthal velocity of the sphere normalized by the freestream velocity. New formulae for drag coefficient and torque are provided in terms of the Reynolds number and rotation speed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering