Effects of Channel Gap and Channel Attitude on Flow Pattern of Air-water Two-phase Flow in Rectangular Millimeter-scale Channels
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Effects of channel gap and channel attitude on the flow pattern of gas-liquid two-phase flow in rectangular millimeter-scale gap channels are investigated. The channel gap is varied from 0.5mm to 10.0mm. The observed flow patterns in horizontally placed channels are classified into three categories: bubbly flow, slug flow and annular flow. As the gap becomes small, the bubbly flow regime shifts to the slug flow regime. The boundary between the slug flow regime and the annular flow regime is hardly dependent on the gap. In the bubbly flow regime, the so-called channeling phenomenon of bubbles takes place. Concerning the effects of channel attitude on the flow pattern, a channel with a gap of 1.0mm is mainly used. The inclination angle of the channel is varied from 0° to 90° . The observed flow patterns for a vertically wide channel with an inclination angle of 0° are classified into three categories: bubbly flow, slug flow and stratified wavy flow. Those for an inclination angle of 90° are classified into bubbly flow, slug flow and annular flow. As the inclination angle increases form 0 to about 30°, the bubbly flow regime becomes wide. With a further increase in the inclination angle from about 30° to 90°, it becomes narrow. The slug flow regime changes with an increase in the inclination angle in a complicated manner.
- Proceedings of the Japan Society for Photoelasticity
Proceedings of the Japan Society for Photoelasticity 8, 152-157, 2008-06-25
The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics