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Understanding the fluid mechanics of unsteady friction [ 2005 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0556360]

Researchers Dr J Denier; Dr RM Kelso; A/Prof AR Simpson; Prof JA Liggett

Brief description Unsteady fluids flows are common in the fields of technology, engineering and physiology. This project brings together a multi-disciplinary team to consider the issue of unsteady friction. The research will focus on understanding the behaviour of water in pipes when subject to very fast transient events (such as those which cause the common problem of water hammer in the home). The project will produce new results that will be used by water engineers to design improved techniques for the rapid non-invasive identification of leaks in underground pipelines. As such our research has the potential to contribute huge savings to Australia's increasingly valuable water resources.

Funding Amount $435,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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