This paper describes some experiments on a turbulent flow viscometer consisting of a continuous pipe loop of transparent material mounted on a circular wheel. The wheel is partially filled with fluid and rotated at a constant speed. The results show that the apparatus gives sensible results and although only a limited range of Reynolds numbers is possible it can be used as a useful qualitative apparatus to test dilute fluids which have abnormal turbulent flow properties.
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White, D.A., Bond, J.A. A low shear rate turbulent flow apparatus. Appl. Sci. Res. 23, 368–372 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00413211
- Reynolds Number
- Shear Rate
- Limited Range
- Constant Speed
- Flow Property