VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS OF TRANSPARENT NON-NEWTONIAN PIPELINE SLURRIES WITH LASER DOPPLER ANEMOMETRY

An experimental description of the flow structure of non-Newtonian slurries in the laminar, transitional, and fully-developed turbulent pipe flow regimes was the primary objective of this research. Measurements included rheological characterization of the fluid and local fluid velocitymeasurements with a 2-component laser Doppler anemometer (LDA). Optical access to the flow was gained through a test section and a non-Newtonian slurry which were both transparent. Experiments were conducted in a large-scale pipe slurry flow facility with inside pipe diameter of 51 mm.

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    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510
  • Authors:
    • Park, J T
    • MANNHEIMER, R J
    • Grimley, T A
    • Morrow, T B
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00494369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-880765-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM