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spheroid

(sfeer -oid) See ellipsoid.
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spheroid

[′sfir‚ȯid]
(mathematics)
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Hamielec, "A numerical study of viscous flow past a thin oblate spheroid at low and intermediate reynolds numbers," Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, vol.
Let [[XI].sub.1], ..., [[XI].sub.n] be independent and identically distributed oblate spheroids with isotropic orientation.
The covariant metric tensor in the gravitational field of a static homogeneous oblate spheroid in oblate spheroidal coordinates ([eta], [xi], [phi]) has been obtained [7, 12] as
In Jeffery's paper an explicit analytical solution is presented, and minimum and maximum values of the intrinsic viscosity in dependence of the aspect ratio are given for (prolate and) oblate spheroids. Later work by Brenner (1974) showed that Jeffery's bounds were too wide and that the complete solution can be given in the form
In our case, a shape transition from spherical to oblate spheroid was observed at an Eotvos number around unity.