Characteristics of Two-Phase Flows in Large Diameter Channels
Two-phase flows in large diameter channels have a great deal of importance in a wide variety of industrial applications. Nuclear systems, petroleum refineries, and chemical processes make extensive use of larger systems. Flows in such channels have very different properties from flows in smaller channels which are typically used in experimental research. In this paper, the various differences between flows in large and small channels are highlighted using the results of previous experimental and analytical research. This review is followed by a review of recent experiments in and model development for flows in large diameter channels performed by the authors. The topics of these research efforts range from void fraction and interfacial area concentration measurement to flow regime identification and modeling, drift-flux modeling for high void fraction conditions, and evaluation of interfacial area transport models for large diameter channels.
J. P. Schlegel et al., "Characteristics of Two-Phase Flows in Large Diameter Channels," Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 310, pp. 544-551, Elsevier, Dec 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2016.10.047
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
Keywords and Phrases
Void fraction; Drift flux modeling; Experimental research; Flow regime identification; Flow regimes; Interfacial area concentrations; Interfacial area transports; Interfacial areas; Large diameter; Two phase flow
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01 Dec 2016