Fundamentals of Turbulent Flow

  • Joseph H. SpurkEmail author
  • Nuri Aksel


We shall now follow on from the discussion of laminar pipe flow. There we determined that the pressure drop is proportional to the volume flux, a result which agrees with experiment only for Reynolds’ numbers smaller than a critical Reynolds’ number. If this critical Reynolds’ number is exceeded the pressure drop increases sharply and finally becomes proportional to the square of the flux through the tube. At the same time there is a striking change in the behavior of the flow.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bad KönigGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik und StrömungsmechanikUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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