Stokes Equation in a Semi-Infinite Region: Generalization of the Lamb Solution and Applications to Marangoni Flows

Goce Koleski, Thomas Bickel
2020 Fluids  
We consider the creeping flow of a Newtonian fluid in a hemispherical region. In a domain with spherical or nearly spherical geometry, the solution of the Stokes equation can be expressed as a series of spherical harmonics. However, the original Lamb solution is not complete when the flow is restricted to a semi-infinite space. The general solution in hemispherical geometry is then constructed explicitly. As an application, we discuss the solutions of Marangoni flows due to a local source at
more » ... local source at the liquid–air interface.
doi:10.3390/fluids5040249 fatcat:xim34jhd2ng2zfb2v3bxzuu4fm