two-phase flow


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two-phase flow

[′tü ¦fāz ′flō]
(cryogenics)
Flow of helium II, or of electrons in a superconductor, thought of as consisting of two interpenetrating, noninteracting fluids, a superfluid component which exhibits no resistance to flow and is responsible for superconducting properties, and a normal component, which behaves as does an ordinary fluid or as conduction electrons in a nonsuperconducting metal.
(fluid mechanics)
Cocurrent movement of two phases (for example, gas and liquid) through a closed conduit or duct (for example, a pipe).
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Modelling multiphase flow with an Eulerian approach, Von Karman Institute Lecture Series-Industrial Two-Phase Flow CFD, May 23-27, von Karman Institute, Belgium.
The error bars on the test probe data indicate large variations between consecutive samples at the same flow conditions, indicating a dynamic two-phase flow.
2002 [3]) have indicated that separation of vapor-liquid two-phase flow has great applications in the field of heat exchangers.
The topology of the two-phase flow is represented by two properties; VOF represents the liquid volume fraction and LS is the shortest distance from the interface, positive within the liquid, negative outside and zero on the interface.
Orkiszewski firstly applied the concept of bubble lift speed which reflects the two-phase flow mechanism to the pressure drop calculation of two-phase flow in vertical oil and gas wells.
In the processes where air flows in counter-current or co-current to the film flow, problem is stated as a two-phase flow, and studied in many experimental and theoretical studies [8].
Oil-in-water two-phase flow widely exists in petroleum industry such as crude oil production and transportation.
Different experimental researches for air-water two-phase flow in a 90[degrees] bend have been carried out to measure different flow properties and system conditions, and compared with empirical correlations (Silberman, 1960; Kim et al.
Brown, "Experimental Study of Pressure Gradients Occurring During Continuous Two-Phase Flow in Small-Diameter Vertical Conduits," Journal of Petroleum Technology, vol.
Nigam, Prediction of flow profiles and interfacial phenomena for two-phase flow in coiled tubes, Chem.
The VOF process uses the Navier Stokes equations to replicate the two-phase flow boiling.

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