Taming Turbulence With Long-Chain Polymers
Grant number: FT120100409 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016
Aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and the efficiency of pumping oil, gas and water through long pipelines can be dramatically improved by reducing the high friction loss caused by turbulent flow. This project will develop the world's largest laboratory turbulent pipe flow facility to test efficiency gains and limitations of polymer addition.
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Simultaneous skin friction and velocity measurements in high Reynolds number pipe and boundary layer flows
R Baidya, WJ Baars, S Zimmerman, M Samie, RJ Hearst, E Dogan, L Mascotelli, X Zheng, G Bellani, A Talamelli, B Ganapathisubramani, N Hutchins, I Marusic, J Klewickil, JP Monty
Streamwise velocity and wall-shear stress are acquired simultaneously with a hot-wire and an array of azimuthal/spanwise-spaced sk..