Drag Reduction of Turbulent Flows by Additives

  • A. Gyr
  • H.-W. Bewersdorff

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 1-16
  3. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 69-99
  4. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 101-155
  5. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 157-174
  6. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 175-190
  7. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 191-217
  8. A. Gyr, H.-W. Bewersdorff
    Pages 219-229
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


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.


physical chemistry polymer rheology turbulence turbulent flow

Authors and affiliations

  • A. Gyr
    • 1
  • H.-W. Bewersdorff
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Hydromechanics and Water Resources ManagementSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringFachhochschule LausitzSenftenbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4555-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1295-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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