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Turbulent Pipe Flow of “Rod-Like” Polymer Solutions

Japper-Jaafar, Azuraien and Escudier, Marcel and Poole, Robert (2008) Turbulent Pipe Flow of “Rod-Like” Polymer Solutions. In: The XVth International Congress on Rheology, 2008, Monterey, California.

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Abstract

In this study the drag reduction of an aqueous solution of a rigid “rod-like” polymer, scleroglucan, at a concentration of 0.01% w/w in a 100-mm diameter, 23-m long circular pipe-flow facility was experimentally investigated. Pressure-drop measurements were conducted via a differential pressure transducer and compared to that of the Newtonian solvent. Mean axial velocity and complete Reynolds normal stress data, i.e. u', v' and w' were measured by means of a laser Doppler anemometer at three different Reynolds numbers, all in the turbulent-flow regime. Newtonian control runs, also within the turbulent-flow regime, were also performed for comparison.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:996
Deposited By: Azuraien Japper @ Jaafar
Deposited On:12 Apr 2010 12:39
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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