Subroutine for Settling Velocities of Spheres

by Michael B. Sonnen, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 9, Pg. 1097-1101

Document Type: Journal Paper


Numerous engineering studies require the settling velocity of particles in quiescent water. The problem is complicated by having to determine the Reynolds number-drag coefficient relationship for the particle size, density, and viscosity conditions that pertain. If the relationship is in the transition range between purely viscous resistance and eddying resistance a nettling, if not difficult, trial-and-error solution ensures.

Subject Headings: Settling velocity | Spheres | Particle velocity | Load and resistance factor design | Fluid velocity | Particle size distribution | Viscosity

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