PRESSURE DROP ACROSS VALVES AND FITTINGS FOR PSEUDOPLASTIC FLUIDS IN LAMINAR FLOW.

J. F. Steffe, I. O. Mohamed, E. W. Ford

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    Abstract

    Design problems related to non-Newtonian fluids flowing in tubes are common in food engineering. Friction loss coefficients for applesauce flowing under laminar conditions were measured for an elbow, a tee (used as an elbow) and three-way plug valve. Results indicate that these coefficients increase significantly with decreasing values of the generalized Reynolds number. General design recommendations for estimating the pressure loss for peudoplastic (shear-thinning) fluids flowing through valves and fittings are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)616-619
    Number of pages4
    JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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