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Correlation of Adiabatic Two-Phase Pressure Drop Data Using the Frictional Law of Corresponding States

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N. T. Obot, M. W. Wambsganss, D. M. France, J. A. Jendrzejczyk

Materials and Components Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439

J. Fluids Eng 115(2), 317-323 (Jun 01, 1993) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910141 History: Received January 24, 1992; Revised September 18, 1992; Online May 23, 2008

Abstract

A method, based on that developed for single-phase flow, is proposed for the correlation of two-phase frictional pressure drop data. It is validated using air-water data obtained on small horizontal passages of rectangular and circular cross-section for values of total mass flux G in the 50-2000 kg/m2 s range. The pressure drop for air-water mixtures can be predicted from the proposed correlations provided the critical quality (or superficial gas Reynolds number) and the critical pressure gradient for transition from bubble/plug-to-slug flow are known. A comparison of the proposed method with that of Lockhart and Martinelli is presented and discussed.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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