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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - Feb 16 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)