Both polymeric solutions and fiber suspensions have separately been known to exhibit drag reduction under turbulent flow conditions. It has recently been shown that the mechanisms of drag reduction differ appreciably in these two kinds of systems. The objective of this study was to show that both mechanisms may be exploited concomitantly to achieve unusually low friction factors. Drag reductions in excess of 95% have been obtained in a 2.4-cm tube and there is no evidence that even more dramatic results could not be obtained under optimal conditions. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of report dated 9 Aug 73. Also available in AICHE Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp 128-133, Jan. 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Delaware, Newark

    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Newark, DE  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Lee, W K
    • Vaseleski, R C
    • Metzner, A B
  • Publication Date: 1973-9-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-70A-0113-0001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM