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Pressure Gradient and Choking Velocity for Adiabatic Pipe Flow of a Homogeneous Steam-Water-Solids Mixture

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F. Fluerenbrock

Kvaerner, 12657 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

J. Fluids Eng 122(4), 769-773 (Jun 19, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1310574 History: Received February 09, 2000; Revised June 19, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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References

Benjamin,  M. W., and Miller,  J. G., 1942, “The Flow of a Flashing Mixture of Water and Steam Through Pipes,” Trans. ASME, 64, pp. 657–669.
Allen,  W. F., 1951, “Flow of a Flashing Mixture of Water and Steam Through Pipes and Valves,” Trans. ASME, 73, pp. 257–265.
Starkman,  E. S., Schrock,  V. E., Neusen,  K. F., and Maneely,  D. J., 1964, “Expansion of a Very Low Quality Two-Phase Fluid Through a Convergent-Divergent Nozzle,” ASME J. Basic Eng., 86, pp. 247–256.
Moody,  F. J., 1965, “Maximum Flow Rate of a Single Component, Two-Phase Mixture,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 87, pp. 134–142.
Henry,  R. E., and Fauske,  H. K., 1971, “The Two-Phase Critical Flow of One-Component Mixtures in Nozzles, Orifices, and Short Tubes,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 93, pp. 179–187.
Fluerenbrock,  F., Zerkle,  R. D., and Thorpe,  J. F., 1976, “Compressibility Effects in Electrochemical Machining,” ASME J. Eng. Ind., 98, pp. 423–430.
Moody, F. J., 1990, Introduction to Unsteady Thermofluid Mechanics, Wiley, New York, pp. 75 and 85.
Leung,  J. C., 1996, “On the Application of the Method of Landau and Lifshitz to Sonic Velocities in Homogeneous Two-Phase Mixtures,” ASME J. Fluids Eng., 118, pp. 186–188.
ASME Steam Tables, 1967, 3rd Edition.

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Grahic Jump Location
Choking velocity versus steam mass fraction
Grahic Jump Location
Choking velocity at incipient flashing
Grahic Jump Location
Quasi-choking occurs if at the point of incipient flashing the velocity V is higher than the choking velocity ci

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