Enhancing the learning of two-phase flow measurement techniques in a modern mechanical engineering program

Afshin Goharzadeh, Peter Rodgers, Arman Molki, Shrinivas Bojanampati

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Abstract

This paper outlines a proposed low-cost experimental setup for the measurement of two-phase liquid-gas flows in a vertical column. The objective of the test facility is to familiarize students with the challenges in applying measurement techniques to characterize such flows. The test facility incorporates two complementary intrusive and nonintrusive measurement techniques for detecting and studying the dynamics of air bubbles transported in water. The intrusive measurement method uses conductivity probes, while the non-intrusive technique is laser based. For both measurement techniques, details of the data acquisition system and the characteristics of sensors employed are presented. In addition, the teaching strategy is discussed for implementing the use of the proposed two-phase flow experimental setup in a Mechanical Engineering curriculum.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
Pages357-361
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 200919 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume7

Conference

Conference2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period13/11/0919/11/09

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