In relation to the development of the interfacial area transport equation, local flow measurements of vertical downward air-water flows in a pipe with an inner diameter of 50.8 mm were performed at three axial locations of z/D=6.50, 34.0, and 66.5 as well as ten radial locations from r/R=0 to r/R=0.9 using a multi-sensor probe. In the experiment, the superficial liquid velocity and the void fraction ranged from -0.620 m/s to -2.49 m/s and from 0.21% to 8.4%, respectively. The dependence of the interfacial area transport on the liquid velocity, void fraction, and bubble size is discussed in detail.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes