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CFD of air/water two-phase flow in small horizontal pipe

Yao, Jun; Yao, Yufeng

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Authors

Dr Jun Yao Jun.Yao@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer Aerospace Themofluids

Yufeng Yao Yufeng.Yao@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Aerospace Engineering



Abstract

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been applied to investigate air/water two-phase flow characteristics in an 8.8mm I.D small horizontal pipe. Simulation has successfully predicted water film thickness using newly developed user defined wave function model. Due to strong gas/liquid interference, liquid film coverage along the top wall of the pipe was thickened resulting in a fully developed annular flow. Compared to the wavy annular flow regime, droplets are found to experience earlier broken at the liquid wavy front when travels from the low wall to the top wall of the pipe. The finding is expected to use in an ongoing industry applications associated with a novel air/water pump design

Citation

Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2015, July). CFD of air/water two-phase flow in small horizontal pipe. Paper presented at The First Chinese International Conference on CFD, Mianyang, China

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name The First Chinese International Conference on CFD
Conference Location Mianyang, China
Start Date Jul 15, 2015
End Date Jul 16, 2015
Publication Date Jul 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 6, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords CFD, air, water, two-phase flow
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/831241
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The First Chinese International Conference on CFD

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