Drag reduction by dilute solutions of linear, random-coiling macromolecules in turbulent pipe flow is reviewed. The experimental evidence is emphasized in three sections concerned with the graphical display of established features of the phenomenon, data correlation and analysis, and the physical mechanism of drag reduction. This work has application to increased pipelines capacity, the study of wall turbulence and molecular rheology.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Virk, P S
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00135377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM