Steady-state heat or mass transfer to a drop in an electric field at low values of the Reynolds number is investigated. The energy equation is solved using finite difference techniques; upwind differencing is used in approximating the convective terms. Far from the sphere, a “transmitting” boundary condition is introduced; the dimensionless temperature is held at zero for inward radial flow and the dimensionless temperature gradient is held at zero for outward radial flow at a fixed distance from the sphere’s surface. Numerical solutions are obtained using an iterative method. Creeping flow heat transfer results are obtained for Peclet numbers up to 103.

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