Drag reduction using additives in smooth circular pipes based on experimental approach

Allessandro Utomo, Achmad Riadi, Gunawan, Yanuar

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Reduction of fluid resistance using the rheological characteristics of a polymer-surfactant solvent is research that contains many aspects, such as the theory of the drag reduction process, historical journey, and ongoing current research development. Many studies have been conducted, but it is challenging to know all existing and new research threads. The present investigation was conducted using literature studies regarding drag reducing agents. This research will also discuss the characteristics of flowing fluids and their effects on the velocity profile with friction factor of flowing fluids in smooth circular straight pipe geometries based on experimental, theoretical approaches. It concludes with aspects of research conducted around reducing drag using drag reducing agents, ideas about innovations, structuring overlook in testing, and modification of the fluid flow state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1596
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021


  • Drag reducing agents
  • Fluid flow
  • Fluid resistance
  • Polymer-surfactant
  • Rheological characteristics


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