Author

R. J. Hansen

Abstract

A number of investigators have attributed the reduced turbulent flow drag exhibited by polymer solutions to their high elongational viscosity. The results of a recent theoretical study of drag reduction are summarized, which show that it may instead be a consequence of the non-Newtonian behavior of polymer solutions in time-varying shear fields. Experiments are proposed to ascertain the relative importance of these transient shear effects and elongational effects in reducing drag.

Meeting Name

Symposium on Turbulence in Liquids (1971: Oct. 4-6, Rolla, MO)

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Presentation Type

Contributed Paper

Session

Research Discussions--What Data Are Needed?

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1972 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

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