Solutions of many natural and synthetic polymers have been found to reduce turbulent friction losses in flow through pipes. The basic mechanism causing these reductions is not entirely understood although two general theories have been advanced.
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BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Palmer, Martin L., "Transition from Laminar to Turbulent Flow for Dilute Guar Gum Solutions" (1968). Theses and Dissertations. 7161.