slug flow

slug flow

[′sləg ‚flō]
(fluid mechanics)
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[13] studied the shapes of long bubbles in horizontal slug flow with a single-wire capacitance probe.
Different gas-water ratios will lead to different structures such as bubble flow, slug flow, or stratified flow and correspondingly lead to different influences of viscosity and capillary pressure.
This was caused by slug flow of EGR in the intake stream resulting in some cylinders receiving too much dilution and others too little.
Researchers investigate bubbling behavior in a waste glass melter, the aerodynamic response of 2D circular segments, the drift velocity of two-phase slug flow in a vertical pipe, and pipe vibrations in gas pressure reducing stations.
Orkiszewski method generalized the calculation of slug flow proposed by Griffith-Wallis to the scope of high flow rate.
[2] redefine the dispersed oil phase as three different flow patterns, that is, slug flow, bubble flow, and dispersed bubble.
Pioneering work performed at the University of Houston provided mathematical relationships to predict the flow regime given gas and liquid velocities, including dispersed bubble flow, elongated bubble flow, slug flow and stratified flow to name a few.
The technique, called slug flow microextraction, makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine.
The slug flow, as compared to the other two-phase flow mechanisms, such as stratified or bubbly flows, has a much greater momentum due to the larger density of liquid phase and higher velocity of the vapor phase.
The flow regime in the wellbore switchesfrom annular mist flow to churning or slug flow and the liquid lifting capacity of the gas decreases dramatically.