Characterisation of Turbulent Duct Flows

Experiments and Direct Numerical Simulations

  • Bayode Owolabi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 123-141

About this book


This book presents several new findings in the field of turbulent duct flows, which are important for a range of industrial applications. It presents both high-quality experiments and cutting-edge numerical simulations, providing a level of insight and rigour rarely found in PhD theses. 

The scientific advancements concern the effect of the Earth’s rotation on large duct flows, the experimental confirmation of marginal turbulence in a pressure-driven square duct flow (previously only predicted in simulations), the identification of similar marginal turbulence in wall-driven flows using simulations (for the first time by any means) and, on a separate but related topic, a comprehensive experimental study on the phenomenon of drag reduction via polymer additives in turbulent duct flows. 

In turn, the work on drag reduction resulted in a correlation that provides a quantitative prediction of drag reduction based on a single, measurable material property of the polymer solution, regardless of the flow geometry or concentration. The first correlation of its kind, it represents an important advancement from both a scientific and practical perspective.


Turbulent Duct Flow Fluid Dynamics Pressure-Driven Square Duct Flow Turbulent Wall-Driven Flows Flow characteristics

Authors and affiliations

  • Bayode Owolabi
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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