Research Papers: Multiphase Flows

Solid-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Measurement Using an Electromagnetically Induced Signal Measurement Method

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Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Shogo Nagaoka

Energy Conversion Research Center,  Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Xiao-Dong Niu

Energy Conversion Research Center,  Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japanxniu@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Florian De Vuyst

 Laboratoire MAS, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Ch¢tenay-Malabry, France

J. Fluids Eng 133(4), 041302 (May 03, 2011) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4003856 History: Received October 19, 2010; Revised March 21, 2011; Published May 03, 2011; Online May 03, 2011

An electromagnetically induced signal measurement method is presented to measure solid-liquid two-phase flows in the present study. The method is validated by comparing visualization results for three flow patterns of “pseudo-homogenous flow,” “heterogeneous flow” and “heterogeneous and sliding-bed flow.” The present method has demonstrated a promising capability of measuring concentration and velocity of solid particles simultaneously with good accuracy.

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Figure 1

Schematic diagram of experimental set-up

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Figure 2

Photograph of test section

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Figure 3

Details of Helmholtz excitation and induction coils (all numbers indicated are in unit of mm)

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Figure 4

Schematic of solid concentration measurement principle

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Schematic of solid velocity measurement principle

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Figure 6

Results of calibration experiment

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Flow patterns and visualization results in slanted tube

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Figure 8

Measured solid particle concentration versus volumetric flux

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Figure 9

Measured solid particle velocity versus volumetric flux




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