Flow regime development analysis in adiabatic upward two-phase flow in a vertical annulus
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TítuloFlow regime development analysis in adiabatic upward two-phase flow in a vertical annulus
Fecha de publicación2011
In this work radial and axial flow regime development in adiabatic upward air–water two-phase flow in a vertical annulus has been investigated. Local flow regimes have been identified using conductivity probes and ... [+]
In this work radial and axial flow regime development in adiabatic upward air–water two-phase flow in a vertical annulus has been investigated. Local flow regimes have been identified using conductivity probes and neural networks techniques. The inner and outer diameters of the annulus are 19.1 mm and 38.1 mm, respectively. The equivalent hydraulic diameter of the flow channel, DH, is 19.0 mm and the total length is 4.37 m. The flow regime map includes 1080 local flow regimes identifications in 72 flow conditions within a range of 0.01 m/s < 〈jg〉 < 30 m/s and 0.2 m/s < 〈jf〉 < 3.5 m/s where 〈jg〉 and 〈jf〉 are, respectively, superficial gas and liquid velocities. The local flow regime has been classified into four categories: bubbly, cap–slug, churn-turbulent and annular flows. In order to study the radial and axial development of flow regime the measurements have been performed at five radial locations. The three axial positions correspond to z/DH = 52, 149 and 230, where z represents the axial position. The flow regime indicator has been chosen as some statistical parameters of local bubble chord length distributions and self-organized neural networks have been used as mapping system. This information has been also used to compare the results given by the existing flow regime transition models. The local flow regime is characterized basically by the void fraction and bubble chord length. The radial development of flow regime shows partial and complete local flow regime combinations. The radial development is controlled by axial location and superficial liquid velocity. The radial flow regime transition is always initiated in the center of the flow channel and it is propagated towards the channel boundaries. The axial development of flow regime is observed in all the flow maps and it is governed by superficial liquid velocity and radial location. The prediction results of the models are compared for each flow regime transition. [-]
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Cita bibliográficaJ. Enrique Julia, Basar Ozar, Jae-Jun Jeong, Takashi Hibiki, Mamoru Ishii, Flow regime development analysis in adiabatic upward two-phase flow in a vertical annulus, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 32, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 164-175, ISSN 0142-727X, 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2010.09.003.
International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2011, February, Vol. 32, no. 1
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