Stokes flow

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Stokes flow

[¦stōks ‚flō]
(fluid mechanics)
Fluid flow in which the Reynolds number is very small, so that the nonlinear terms in the Navier-Stokes equations can be neglected.
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Pozrikids [14] considered peristaltic flow under the assumption of creeping motion and used boundary integral method for Stokes flow.
The creeping motion of plates--sometimes termed silent quakes--may play a role in triggering the newly observed oscillations.
Brown, Creeping Motion of a Sphere through a Bingham Plastic, J.