Experimental characterization of slug flow velocity distribution in two phase pipe flow

Afshin Goharzadeh, Peter Rodgers

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study of gas-liquid slug flow inside a horizontal pipe. The influence of air bubble passage on liquid flow is characterized using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) combined with Refractive Index Matching (RIM) and fluorescent tracers. A physical insight into the velocity distribution within slug flow is presented. It was observed that the slug flow significantly influences the velocity profile in the liquid film. Measured velocity distributions also revealed a significant drop in the velocity magnitude immediately upstream of the slug nose. These findings aim to aid an understanding of the mechanism of solid transportation in slug flows.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
Pages1621-1625
Number of pages5
EditionPART C
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2009 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
NumberPART C
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period13/11/0919/11/09

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