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Experimental and Numerical Development of a Two-Phase Venturi Flow Meter

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Euge⁁nio S. Rosa

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering-FEM, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, CEP. 13081-970, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Rigoberto E. M. Morales

Thermal Sciences Laboratory-LACIT, Academic Department of Mechanics-DAMEC, Federal Center of Technological Education of Paraná—CEFET/PR, CEP. 80230-901, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

J. Fluids Eng 126(3), 457-467 (Jul 12, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1758267 History: Received February 20, 2003; Revised November 30, 2003; Online July 12, 2004
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Schematic of the experimental setup
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Test section dimensions
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Numerical versus experimental values of ΔPS and ΔPT
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Void fraction correction factor λ as a function of the Martinelli’s parameter for air-water (a) and air-glycerim (b) systems. The open symbols are numerical data and the solid line is the curve fitting.
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Gas velocity against the mixture superficial velocity for air-water and air-glycerim systems. The open symbols are numerical data and the solid lines represent curve fitting.
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Discharge coefficient as a function of the pipe Reynolds number for air-water (a) and air-glycerin mixtures (b) systems. The open symbols are numerical data and the solid line is the curve fitting.
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Comparison between the predicted (JGM) and experimental (JGX) gas superficial velocity
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Comparison between the predicted (JLM) and experimental (JLX) liquid superficial velocity
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Comparison between the predicted (ṁM) and the experimental (ṁX) mixture mass flow rate

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