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Swirling Gas–Liquid Two-Phase Flow—Experiment and Modeling Part I: Swirling Flow Field

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L. Gomez, R. Mohan, O. Shoham

The University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

J. Fluids Eng 126(6), 935-942 (Mar 11, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1849253 History: Received May 27, 2003; Revised June 08, 2004; Online March 11, 2005
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Schematic of GLCC separator
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Schematic of swirling flow field and cyclone coordinate system
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Axial velocity for single inclined gradually reducing nozzle area inlet configuration after Erdal 9
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Tangential velocity for single inclined gradually reducing nozzle area inlet configuration after Erdal 9
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Variation of axial velocity profile with axial position after Erdal 9
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Variation of tangential velocity profile with axial position after Erdal 9
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Axial velocity distribution after Kitoh 5
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Axial velocity distribution after Chang and Dhir 7
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Radial velocity distribution after Kitoh 5
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Radial velocity distribution after Chang and Dhir 7
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Tangential velocity distribution after Algifri 4
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Tangential velocity distribution after Chang and Dhir 7
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Tangential velocity distribution after Chang and Dhir 7
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Mean axial velocity comparisons for Kitoh data 5
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Mean tangential velocity comparisons for Kitoh data 5
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Mean radial velocity comparisons for Kitoh data 5

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