Stratified turbulent‐turbulent gas‐liquid flow in horizontal and inclined pipes

Ovadia Shoham*, Yehuda Taitel

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A two‐dimensional model for stratified turbulent‐turbulent gas‐liquid flow in inclined pipes is proposed. The gas phase is treated as bulk flow, but an exact solution is carried out for the liquid phase, applying the eddy viscosity theory to model the turbulent viscosity. The interfacial structure is taken into consideration using appropriate correlations for the interfacial shear stress. The model is capable of predicting the liquid velocity field, holdup and pressure drop given gas and liquid flow rates, physical properties, pipe size, and angle of inclination. The results are substantially better than the prediction of Lockhart and Martinelli (1949) correlation and better than the Taitel and Dukler (1976) model for stratified flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalAICHE Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1984


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