A High Reynolds Number Rotating Disk Rheometer
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The construction and principles of operation of a rotating disk rheometer are outlined as is its use in the study of polymeric fluid drag reduction. The need for a sensitive measuring system under a wide variation of Reynolds numbers has prompted the development of a computer-controlled system that allows a systematic measurement of the turbulent fluid frictional difference between dilute polymer solutions. Also, the long-term drag-reducing stability of macromolecules in a turbulent flow field can be conveniently measured. Representative data from experimental measurements are presented demonstrating the capabilities of this instrument. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Dickerson, J. P.,
Flesher, L. M.,
Hester, R. D.
(1994). A High Reynolds Number Rotating Disk Rheometer. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 53(2), 151-159.
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