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Local and Area-Averaged Flow Structure of Air-Water Two-Phase Flow in a Vertical Annulus

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Basar Ozar, Abhinav Dixit, Takashi Hibiki, Mamoru Ishii

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Jae Jun Jeong

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea

Jose Enrique Juliá

Universitat Jaume I. Castellón, Castellón, Spain

Paper No. ICONE16-48067, pp. 37-47; 11 pages
  • 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 3: Thermal Hydraulics; Instrumentation and Controls
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, May 11–15, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4816-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3820-X
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


The flow structure of gas-liquid two-phase flow has been investigated in a vertical annulus channel. The annulus consisted of a geometry where the inner diameter was 19.1 mm and the outer diameter was 38.1 mm. The total height of the test section was 4.37 m. Experiments were conducted for nineteen inlet flow conditions. These flow conditions covered bubbly, cap-slug, and churn-turbulent flows. The local flow parameters, such as void fraction, interfacial area concentration, and bubble interface velocity, were measured at nine radial positions within the gap of the annulus at z/Dh = 230 of the test section. Radial distributions of these parameters were interpreted in terms of turbulent velocity profile, lift and wall forces. In addition, the local measurements were used to calculate distribution parameter, C0 in drift-flux model, and area averaged interfacial area concentration. Ishii’s (1977) model was modified and a new correlation of C0 was proposed based on the experimentally obtained C0 values. The area-averaged interfacial area concentration (IAC) values were compared with the most widely used models (Ishii and Mishima, 1980; Spore et al., 1983; Hibiki and Ishii, 2002). The advantages and drawbacks of these models were highlighted.

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