Limiting Maximum Drag Reduction Asymptote for the Moment Coefficient of an Enclosed Rotating Disk with Fine Spiral Grooves

Budiarso Budiarso • Keizo Watanabe • Satoshi Ogata
Journal article None • November 2007

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In this study, the limiting maximum drag reduction asymptote for the moment coefficient of an enclosed rotating diskwith fine spiral grooves in turbulent flow region were obtained analytically. Analysis which were based on anassumption for a simple parabolic velocity distribution of turbulent pipe flow to represent relative tangential velocity,was carried out using momentum integral equations of the boundary layer. For a certain K- parameter the momentcoefficient results agree well with experimental results for maximum drag reduction in an enclosed rotating disk withfine spiral grooves and drag reduction ratio approximately was 15 %. Additionally, the experimental results for dragreduction on a rotating disk can be explained well with the analytical results.





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