This report summarizes the principal papers of the Conference, covering a wide range of topics, such as: Theory of polymeric drag reduction; tests of proposed correlations and scaling theory; polymer degradation; effects of surfactants, fibers, sediments, and compliant surfaces; applications to hydrofoils, turbomachinery, flow measurement, jets; shear stress reduction in blood flow. The writer cites reasons for caution in any extrapolations with theoretically-based drag-reduction formulas, and discusses the controversy as to whether this reduction is time-scale or length-scale dependent.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research London (England)

  • Authors:
    • Wood, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-12-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ONRL-C-10-74 Conf. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM