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A Turbulence-Altering Pseudo-Surface for Enhancing the Flow in Pipes

Abdulbari, Hayder A. and R. M., Yunus and Charles, A. (2016) A Turbulence-Altering Pseudo-Surface for Enhancing the Flow in Pipes. Chemical Engineering Communications, 203 (2). pp. 278-286. ISSN 0098-6445

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In the present work, a new, additive-free technique for enhancing the flow in pipelines is introduced. This technique utilizes an inserted turbulence-altering pseudo-surface, with certain dimensions inside of the pipe (adjacent to the inner wall). This technique is meant to investigate the viscoelastic behavior of soluble additives to enhance the flow in pipelines. A liquid circulation system with a testing section divided into four subsections was used to test the drag reduction effect of the new technique. The results showed that nearly 60% flow enhancement is achievable when inserting 12 strips with lengths of 60 cm into a 0.0381-m diameter pipe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drag reduction; Friction; Pipelines; Pseudo surface; Turbulence
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: P. M. Dr. Jolius Gimbun
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 07:12
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 03:47
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