Swimming at small Reynolds number of a planar assembly of spheres in an incompressible viscous fluid with inertia

  title={Swimming at small Reynolds number of a planar assembly of spheres in an incompressible viscous fluid with inertia},
  author={B. U. Felderhof},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
Translational and rotational swimming at small Reynolds numbers of a planar assembly of identical spheres immersed in an incompressible viscous fluid is studied on the basis of a set of equations of motion for the individual spheres. The motion of the spheres is caused by actuating forces and forces derived from a direct interaction potential, as well as hydrodynamic forces exerted by the fluid as frictional and added mass hydrodynamic interactions. The translational and rotational swimming… 

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