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Influence of bubbly clusters on the characteristics of the two-phase gas-liquid flow in a flat channel

Influence of bubbly clusters on the characteristics of the two-phase gas-liquid flow in a flat... Abstract Results of experimental investigation of a bubbly gas-liquid flow in horizontal and weakly inclined (from −20° to +20°) flat channel are presented. These measurements were carried out within the 0.2–1 m/s range of superficial velocities and volumetric gas flow rate ratio of up to 0.2. The hydrodynamic structure was measured by the electrochemical method with application of wall shear stress and conductivity microprobes. During the experiments signals of shear stress on the upper channel wall and local gas flow rate ratio were recorded completely. After numerical treatment of recorded signals the profiles of local gas flow rate ratio were obtained, average shear stress and its relative mean square pulsations on the upper channel wall were determined. It is shown that under the studied regimes the bubbles are grouped into clusters, and the bubbly flow is presented by alternation of bubbly clusters and single-phase liquid with separate bubbles and without them. Average wall shear stress and absolute shear stress pulsations in the range of bubbly clusters and beyond them were determined. Histograms of probability density distribution were obtained for the wall shear stress on the upper wall. It is shown that average shear stress and absolute pulsations in clusters are significantly higher than those in the flow zone free from bubbles. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Thermophysics and Aeromechanics Springer Journals

Influence of bubbly clusters on the characteristics of the two-phase gas-liquid flow in a flat channel

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
2008 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
ISSN
0869-8643
eISSN
1531-8699
DOI
10.1134/S0869864308020029
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Abstract

Abstract Results of experimental investigation of a bubbly gas-liquid flow in horizontal and weakly inclined (from −20° to +20°) flat channel are presented. These measurements were carried out within the 0.2–1 m/s range of superficial velocities and volumetric gas flow rate ratio of up to 0.2. The hydrodynamic structure was measured by the electrochemical method with application of wall shear stress and conductivity microprobes. During the experiments signals of shear stress on the upper channel wall and local gas flow rate ratio were recorded completely. After numerical treatment of recorded signals the profiles of local gas flow rate ratio were obtained, average shear stress and its relative mean square pulsations on the upper channel wall were determined. It is shown that under the studied regimes the bubbles are grouped into clusters, and the bubbly flow is presented by alternation of bubbly clusters and single-phase liquid with separate bubbles and without them. Average wall shear stress and absolute shear stress pulsations in the range of bubbly clusters and beyond them were determined. Histograms of probability density distribution were obtained for the wall shear stress on the upper wall. It is shown that average shear stress and absolute pulsations in clusters are significantly higher than those in the flow zone free from bubbles.

Journal

Thermophysics and AeromechanicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2008

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