We examine recent claims that the molecular rotation, which manifests itself in the form of bulk viscosity, has a measurable effect on the transition Reynolds number in pipe flow. We also conduct new experiments using argon. We conclude that the effects, if they exist at all, are negligibly small for the conditions of the experiment.
|Number of pages
|Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
|Published - Feb 16 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy