When a flow through a straight pipe is passed through a coiled section, two stabilizing effects come into play. First, in a certain Reynolds number range, the flow that is turbulent in the straight pipe becomes completely laminar in the coiled section. Second, the stabilization effect of the coil persists to a certain degree even after the flow downstream of the coil has been allowed to develop in a long straight section. In this paper, we report briefly on aspects related to these two effects.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials