Drag Reduction of Turbulent Flows by Additives is the first treatment of the subject in book form. The treatment is extremely broad, ranging from physicochemical to hydromechanical aspects.
The book shows how fibres, polymer molecules or surfactants at very dilute concentrations can reduce the drag of turbulent flow, leading to energy savings. The dilute solutions are considered in terms of the physical chemistry and rheology, and the properties of turbulent flows are presented in sufficient detail to explain the various interaction mechanisms.
Audience: Those active in fundamental research on turbulence and those seeking to apply the effects described. Fluid mechanical engineers, rheologists, those interested in energy saving methods, or in any other application in which the flow rate in turbulent flow should be increased.
|Physico-Chemical Properties of Polymers in Solutions and Suspensions, Surfactants in Solutions, Characterization of Fibres||p. 17|
|Rheology of Polymer and Surfactant Solutions, and of Fibre Suspensions||p. 33|
|Drag Reduction and Turbulence||p. 69|
|Drag Reduction in Polymer Solutions||p. 101|
|Drag Reduction in Surfactant Solutions||p. 157|
|Drag Reduction in Fibre- and Non-Fibrous Suspensions||p. 175|
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Series: Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 31st August 1995
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.18