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Vortex Motion in a Swirling Flow of Surfactant Solution With Drag Reduction in a Pipe

[+] Author Affiliations
Mizue Munekata, Kazuyoshi Matsuzaki, Hideki Ohba

Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan

Paper No. FEDSM2003-45771, pp. 2399-2404; 6 pages
  • ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 6–10, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3696-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3673-8
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


A surfactant is well known as an additive that brings about drag-reduction in straight (non-swirling) pipe flow. However in industrial applications of the drag-reducing effect, many flow fields exist including the straight pipe flow. The purpose of this study is to investigate the flow characteristics of surfactant solution swirling pipe flow. The drag reducing effect is estimated from the measurement wall pressure loss and the velocity profiles on various pipe sections are measured by 2 dimensional LDV. Since the surfactant solution has viscoelasticity, interesting flow characteristics are shown. The decay of swirl, the vortex type and the turbulence intensity are discussed, compared with the water swirling flow. The oscillating of vortex core is also investigated.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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