Experimental investigation of two-phase flow in a multi-branch reduced T-junction with co-current stratified gas-liquid flow

Robert Bowden, Ibrahim Hassan

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Abstract

Experiments were performed in a horizontal reduced T-junction using a branch diameter of 6.35 mm and an inlet pipe diameter of 50.8 mm. The inlet length was 1.8 m, and three branch orientations were tested at 0, 45, and 90 degrees from horizontal. Air and water, operating at 206 kPa, were used to provide a two-phase environment. Both fluids flowed cocurrently within the inlet towards the branch in the smoothstratified regime. Flow visualization was used to identify the onset of gas entrainment. The critical height at the onset of gas entrainment was quantified as a function of the single phase liquid branch Froude number for the 45, and 90 degree branches, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 201117 Mar 2011

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OtherASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period13/3/1117/3/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Bowden, R., & Hassan, I. (2011). Experimental investigation of two-phase flow in a multi-branch reduced T-junction with co-current stratified gas-liquid flow. In ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, AJTEC 2011