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The Influence of Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution on Drag Reduction and Mechanical Degradation in Turbulent Flow of Highly Dilute Polymer Solutions

  • B. Gampert
  • P. Wagner
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Abstract

The influence of the molecular weight and the molecular weight distribution on the drag reduction and the mechanical degradation in turbulent flow is investigated for highly pure laboratory synthesized polyacrylamides with mean molecular weights between 1.1 and 9.2·106 g/mol.

Keywords

Reynolds Number Wall Shear Stress Molecular Weight Distribution High Reynolds Number Drag Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Gampert
    • 1
  • P. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.StrömungsmechanikUniversität-GH-EssenEssen 1West Germany

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