TURBULENT AND TRANSITION PIPE FLOW OF DILUTE AQUEOUS POLYMER SOLUTIONS

RJ GOLDSTEIN RJ, Ronald Adrian, DK KREID DK

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Abstract

A laser-doppler instrument for measuring local velocity is used to study transition and turbulent pipe flow of a 50-WPPM aqueous solution of Polyox WSR 301 (polyethylene oxide) at the center of a 14-mm diam pipe; Reynolds numbers based on center line velocity range from 170 to 23,370; similar measurements are taken in water for comparison; addition of Polyox to water results in unsteady flow at Reynolds numbers for which the water flow is normally laminar; however, the longitudinal intensity of turbulence is not significantly altered from that in pure water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndus & Eng Chem-Fundamentals
Pages498-502
Number of pages5
Volume8
Edition3
StatePublished - Aug 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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