The solution of a paradoxical slow flow problem using a boundary element method

L. Elliott, D. B. Ingham, T. B A El Bashir

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By relating the coefficients of some of the terms in the asymptotic expansion of the streamfunction to the force components and the torque on a body, together with the imposition of an integral constraint, enables the boundary element method to provide a closed system of equations for the steady slow flow generated by a rotlet in the presence of a circular cylinder. Excellent agreement is obtained between the numerical results and previous analytical expressions and some new results relating to forces and torques on the cylinder are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995



  • Boundary element method
  • cylinder
  • paradox
  • slow flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mechanics

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