On the Friction Reducing Non-Newtonian Flow Around an Enclosed Disk

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E. Bilgen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

P. Vasseur

Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 41(1), 45-50 (Mar 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423269 History: Received December 01, 1972; Revised January 01, 1973; Online July 12, 2010


The turbulent flow characteristics of non-Newtonian dilute polymer solutions around an enclosed rotating disk have been studied both theoretically and experimentally. In the theoretical analysis, the momentum equations of the boundary layers on both rotating disk and housing have been solved numerically using appropriate velocity profiles. It is shown that the theoretical predictions for minimum resistance conditions are in good agreement with the experimental results of this study and with those in the literature.

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