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dc.contributor.authorLewandowski, Zbigniew
dc.contributor.authorStoodley, Paul
dc.identifier.citationLewandowksi, Z. and P. Stoodley, “Flow Induced Vibrations, Drag Force, and Pressure Drop in Conduits Covered with Biofilm,” Water Science and Technology, 32(8):19-26 (1995).en_US
dc.description.abstractBiofilm was grown in closed conduit reactors under turbulent flow conditions. Structural development of the biofilm suggests that individual microcolonies behave like blunt bodies shedding vortices. The microcolonies assumed elongated forms, termed ""streamers"", possibly because of an exerted pressure drag force. The streamers when entrained in the water flow vibrated rapidly dissipating kinetic energy from the bulk liquid. The energy was transferred through the biofilm causing the underlying microcolonies to oscillate. The measured pressure drop was partially attributed to the loss of energy due to these flow induced vibrations and oscillations.en_US
dc.titleFlow induced vibrations, drag force, and pressure drop in conduits covered with biofilmen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleWater Science and Technologyen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.contributor.orcidStoodley, Paul|0000-0001-6069-273Xen_US

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