In-depth analysis of high-speed, cold neutron imaging of air-water two-phase flows

R. Zboray, P. Trtik

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    Abstract

    We have recently published first results of high frame rate cold neutron radiography of air-water two-phase flows in a bubbler. We have demonstrated imaging rates up to 800 frames per second by using a high-efficiency scintillator screen in combination with the highest available flux on the ICON beam line of the SINQ continuous spallation source and an imaging detector based on a high-speed sCMOS camera. Here we present an in-depth analysis of the experiments taken at several air injection rates and at different imaging rates. The dynamically resolved gas fraction distribution is investigated together with the bubble size and the instantaneous gas interfacial velocity distributions. The latter is evaluated using the optical flow (OF) method. The analysis presented here can be useful not only for analyzing dynamic neutron imaging sequences of multi-phase flows but of multi-component, mixing systems in general.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)182-189
    Number of pages8
    JournalFlow Measurement and Instrumentation
    Volume66
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2019

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Instrumentation
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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