Drag Reduction and Turbulence

  • A. Gyr
  • H.-W. Bewersdorff
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 32)


The subject of turbulence is by far too complicated to be handled in an introductionary chapter. Therefore, the goal of these notes is to introduce those elements of a description of turbulence which are relevant for representing the interaction of a turbulent flow field with dissolved or suspended additives. The intention is to understand the main elements of the drag reducing mechanism, with hope that in doing so we would also start to understand more about the turbulent mechanism itself.


Coherent Structure Newtonian Fluid Velocity Fluctuation Drag Reduction Vortex Line 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

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

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