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Prediction of the Circumferential Film Thickness Distribution in Horizontal Annular Gas-Liquid Flow

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Evan T. Hurlburt

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 291 Roger Adams Lab, Box C-3, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801

Ty A. Newell

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1206 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

J. Fluids Eng 122(2), 396-402 (Feb 16, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483269 History: Received January 30, 1999; Revised February 16, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Film thickness measurements versus angle. Air-water data from Dallman 1 in a 2.31 cm diameter horizontal tube at an L/d of 600.
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Film thickness measurements versus angle. Air-water data from Dallman 1 in a 2.31 cm diameter horizontal tube at an L/d of 600.
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Symmetry parameter versus (ṁg/ṁL)0.5Fr. Air-water data from Laurinat 3 in a 5.08 cm diameter horizontal tube at an L/d of 300.
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Symmetry parameter versus (ṁg/ṁL)0.5Fr. Air-water data from several studies.
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Estimate of dτxx+/dh+ versus h+ using (18) and circumferential film thickness measurements. Data from Dallman 1 in a 2.31 cm diameter horizontal tube at USG=30 m/s.
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Model predictions compared to experimental data. Experimental air-water data from Dallman 1 in a 2.31 cm diameter horizontal tube at an L/d of 600. Flow conditions shown in Fig. 1.
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Model predictions compared to experimental data. Experimental air-water data from Dallman 1 in a 2.31 cm diameter horizontal tube at an L/d of 600. Flow conditions shown in Fig. 2.
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Model predictions compared to Laurinat’s model and experimental data. Air-water data from Laurinat 3 in a 5.08 cm diameter horizontal tube. USG=56.8 m/s,USL=0.075 m/s,ρG=2.04 kg/m3, and E=0.782.
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Model predictions compared to Fukano’s model and experimental data. Air-water data from Fukana and Ousaka 2 in a 2.60 cm diameter horizontal tube. USG=48.7 m/s,USL=0.10 m/s,ρG=1.6 kg/m3. Entrainment is estimated at 0.6.
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Model predictions compared to experimental data. Air-water data from Paras and Karabelas 4 in a 5.08 cm diameter horizontal tube. USG=46.8 m/s,USL=0.20 m/s,ρG=2.31 kg/m3. Entrainment is estimated at 0.5.

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