Swirling gas-liquid two-phase flow patterns and pressure drop in vertical pipes of a large diameter are widely present in practical applications but not well documented in experimental studies. This paper presented an experimental study on gas-liquid two phase flow patterns and pressure drop inside a vertical pipe of 62mm in inner diameter (ID) containing a helical tape insert. Experimental results were obtained in a vertical visualization test section with a length of 7m, liquid mass velocities ranging from 0.3 to 1000 kg/(m2·s), and gas mass velocities from 3.2 to 900kg/(m2·s). Considering the decay of the swirl flow, the swirling flow regime map at different cross sections (z/D = 16, 32 and 64) were concluded, and their effects on the pressure drop were investigated.
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Two-Phase Flow Patterns and Pressure Drop Inside a Vertical Pipe Containing a Short Helical Tape Insert
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Liu, W, & Bai, B. "Two-Phase Flow Patterns and Pressure Drop Inside a Vertical Pipe Containing a Short Helical Tape Insert." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1D, Symposia: Transport Phenomena in Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Urban Fluid Mechanics; Fluid Dynamic Behavior of Complex Particles; Analysis of Elementary Processes in Dispersed Multiphase Flows; Multiphase Flow With Heat/Mass Transfer in Process Technology; Fluid Mechanics of Aircraft and Rocket Emissions and Their Environmental Impacts; High Performance CFD Computation; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Wind Energy; Uncertainty Quantification in Flow Measurements and Simulations. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 3–7, 2014. V01DT38A003. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2014-21144
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