"Prior work in the area of drag reduction has been mainly limited to aqueous solutions. Theoretical and empirical analyses of the resulting data in aqueous solutions have been hindered by the fact that some polymers cause drag reduction and others do not...This investigation was directed to the study of how the size and configuration of the polymer molecule in solution affected drag reduction and the related phenomenon of turbulence suppression. Apparatuses were designed and built to measure viscometric flow, curves, friction factors, velocity profiles, and normal stresses (by a jet thrust technique developed by Metzner and associates)"--Summary, page 1-2.
Zakin, J. L.
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
Webb, William H.
James, William Joseph
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
xviii, 381 pages
© 1965 Harry Chenault Hershey, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Frictional resistance (Hydrodynamics)
Viscosity -- Measurement
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Hershey, Harry C., "Drag reduction in Newtonian polymer solutions" (1965). Doctoral Dissertations. 2028.