Experimental measurements versus linear stability analysis for primary instability of stratified two-phase flows in a square rectangular duct

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Abstract

The onset of the primary instability of two-phase stratified flow in a square duct was studied experimentally. Measurements were carried out by a specially designed fully non-intrusive technique. Critical values of the two superficial velocities corresponding to the primary instability of air-water stratified flows in a square duct were measured and successfully compared with the computationally predicted stability diagram. Along with the good quantitative agreement between the experimentally measured and numerically predicted critical superficial velocities, a qualitative agreement was obtained between predicted and measured frequencies of the critical perturbations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104061
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
Volume153
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Interfacial waves
  • Non-intrusive measurement
  • Stability
  • Stability map
  • Two-phase flow

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