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.
|Number of pages
|Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
|Published - Jan 1 1984
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)