Originally Posted by keef007
is an ingredient that decreases a liquids "boundary layer" and an artificial surface. The followings going to get a bit heavy
Given all liquids have a viscosity ie water low honey high- flow through a conduit has a bullet shaped central flow area, the areas trailing the central cone and particularly those hitting and therefore rebounding from the conduit become turbulent (toilet flush-like) and are not pushed forward at the same velocity as the central flow. This is in effect stagnant fluid and if its in a heat exchange system, decreases from the efficiency of the heat exchange. The turbulence and boundary layer is magnified by the drag on the fluid by the conduit. A surfactant-found in lots of antifreeze products and laundry detergents (allows soap to get close to dirt- proly don't want Tide in yer Danger Den) decreases this drag and allows a more complete flow/heat exchange. Google Newtonian Flow/ Reynolds Number if you want more.
Having said that I don't think Ill add fish-scale coating additive to my near future water cooling set up- Sorry Danny
No I'm not you Science Teacher- Something Terribly, Terribly Worse
Very frickin' funny dude--please tell, what's worse?
Thanks for the science lesson. Can you please explain more about which is better, laminar or turbulent?
I was thinking turbulent would be good, because it would mix the water that's in touch with the conduit with the rest of the water, and help heat exchange.
What's the deal?
Oh, and a rep for you.