Archive of Applied Mechanics

, Volume 79, Issue 8, pp 773–778

Experimental study on the effects of shear induced structure in a drag-reducing surfactant solution flow


DOI: 10.1007/s00419-008-0251-4

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Zhang, H., Wang, D. & Chen, H. Arch Appl Mech (2009) 79: 773. doi:10.1007/s00419-008-0251-4


In this paper, The drag reduction characteristics of surfactant solutions have been experimentally studied, as well as, the shear viscosities of turbulent drag-reducing surfactant solution have been measured as a function of concentration, shear rate and temperature by using AG-G2 (TA Instruments, New Castle, USA) rheometer. In comparison the rheological property with the macroscopic behavior of the solutions in turbulent channel flow, a deeper insight into the mechanisms of drag-reducing surfactant solution has been obtained. For no shear induced structure of surfactant solutions they just show features shear thinning, but the drag reduction is very significant phenomenon. Surfactant solution of the shear induced structure is not a surfactant fluid drag reduction of the necessary elements.


Drag-reductionRheologyShear induced structureSurfactant solution

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China