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The Validation of the detailed two-phase TPFIT code in air-water two-phase flow in an upward vertical square channel

Jiao, L.; Yoshida, Hiroyuki ; Takase, Kazuyuki

In Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the detailed two-phase flow analysis code TPFIT has been developed to simulate and evaluate two-phase flow characteristics in nuclear systems. In this study, a numerical simulation of bubbly flow in a vertical square channel was performed to validate the applicability of TPFIT code on bubbly flow simulation. By checking bubble distribution development in the flow direction, the calculation of the forces acting on bubbles was validated through comparing simulation results and experimental results from Matos et al. (2004). Comparisons between the experimental and numerical data revealed, in general, good agreement except serious bubble coalescence appeared in numerical simulation.

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