Date of Award
Masters of Science
Charles B. Hurd
The movement of finely divided material in chemical process equipment is becoming the object of much present-day study. In industrial practice, the ability to predict the behavior of small bodies moving through a fluid medium or being moved by a fluid medium must be based upon data relating to physical properties of both the particle and the fluid; these physical properties should be those which can be readily determined.
A particle falling through a fluid medium will achieve a steady state velocity if it is allowed to fall until its acceleration becomes zero. This steady state rate of fall is defined as the particle terminal velocity.
Raynes, Bertram C., "The determination of particle terminal and transport velocities" (1949). Honors Theses. 2226.