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Stokes paradox for power-law flow around a cylinder. (English) Zbl 0794.76005
Summary: A simple analysis for power-law fluids shows that the Stokes paradox for creeping flow around a cylinder is removed for shear-thinning $$(n<1)$$ but not for shear-thickening $$(n>1)$$ fluids. An approximate drag value is found for $$n<1$$ and is compared with computed results.

##### MSC:
 76A05 Non-Newtonian fluids
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