A precise computation of drag coefficients of a sphere

M. Tabata*, K. Itakura

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We present a computational method for drag coefficients of axisymmetric bodies. It is a kind of consistent flux method but the introduction of a proper test function enables us to establish an error estimate under some assumption. Applying the method, we obtain drag coefficients of a sphere for Reynolds numbers between 10 and 200, which are found between numerical upper and lower bounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Axisymmetric problems
  • Drag and lift coefficients
  • Finite element methods
  • Navier-stokes equations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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