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The Flow of Dilute Polymer Solutions Around Cylinders: Characteristic Length of the Fluid

  • Jean-Michel Piau


Turbulent drag reduction using dilute polymer solutions has been studied for a long time. However a proper adimensional correlation is still needed. The mechanical parameters of the polymer solutions have still to be identified from experiments and measured, probably by focusing on laminar flows.


Velocity Gradient Prolate Spheroid Elongational Flow Laser Doppler Anemometer Dilute Polymer Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Piau
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  1. 1.Institut de MecaniqueDomaine UniversitaireGrenoble CedexFrance

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