Title

Two-Phase Slug Flow Pressure Drop in a Tee-Junction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

Volume

37

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

178-189

DOI

10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.v37.i2.60

Publisher

Begell House, Inc.

Place of Publication

United States

ISBN/ISSN

1064-2277

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

An experimental test loop system was designed, developed, and constructed to study the two-phase flow field. Horizontally oriented inlet and branches piping system, with sharp edge T-junction, at a system pressure of 1 bar was investigated. Measurements of air and water mass flow rates and temperatures in slug flow regime with variable inlet mass fluxes, extraction rates, and qualities are presented. Single-phase loss coefficients were determined, correlated and compared with different proposed correlations. The statistical mean predictive accuracy of the measured pressure difference values are compared with the separated flow model and Riemann and Seeger model in the way of parity plot. Riemann and Seeger model showed better predictions with the present data. It is also concluded that the pressure difference depends on the inlet mass fluxes, inlet qualities and extraction rates, and there is a strong interdependence between the separation phenomena and the pressure distribution.

Disciplines

Engineering

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