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Verification of models for bubble turbulent diffusion and bubble diameter in multi-dimensional two-fluid model

Onuki, Akira; Akimoto, Hajime

Multi-dimensional analyses have been expected with expanding computation resources for gas-liquid two-phase flow. We recently developed models for bubble turbulent diffusion and bubble diameter to predict the phase distribution by a multi-dimensional two-fluid model. This study was performed to verify our model. The verification was performed using databases under diameter; 9 mm to 155 mm, pressure; atmospheric to 4.9 MPa, flow rate; superficial gas velocity = 0.01 to 5.5 m/s and superficial liquid one = 0.0 to 4.3 m/s, fluid combination; air-water or steam-water. Through the assessments, our model was found to be applicable to the wide range of flow conditions including the effect of pipe diameter. The shape of phase distribution and the average void fraction are predicted well qualitatively and quantitatively. Since the model is established using the ratio of bubble diameter to eddy size as a key-parameter, the ratio is one of important parameters to develop the constitutive equations in the multi-dimensional two-fluid model.



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