Studies of wavy stratified and stratified/atomization two-phase flow in horizontal pipes are outlined. Notable features of this flow regime include the appearance of disturbance waves, the atomization onset and the drastic change of the gas/liquid interface profile from flat to “concave.” Liquid-to-wall shear stress tends to decrease circumferentially. A computational procedure for predicting main flow characteristics, which takes into account the above results in its design relations, is first assessed with detailed experimental data and is then combined with a CFD code, aiming at enhancing the predictive capability.
Studies of Wavy Stratified and Stratified/Atomization Gas-Liquid Flow
Contributed by the Petroleum Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Petroleum Division; January 2002; revised manuscript received November 2002. Associate Editor: J. Keska.
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Vlachos, N. A. (June 4, 2003). "Studies of Wavy Stratified and Stratified/Atomization Gas-Liquid Flow ." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. June 2003; 125(2): 131–136. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1576265
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