In this paper we present a numerical method to calculate the dynamics of three spheres in a quiescent viscous fluid. The method is based on Lamb’s solution to Stokes flow and the method of reflections, and is arbitrarily accurate given sufficient computer memory and time. It is more accurate than multipole methods, but much less efficient. Although it is too numerically intensive to be suitable for more than three spheres, it can easily handle spheres of different sizes. We find no convergence… CONTINUE READING