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A study of two-phase flow in a reduced gravity environment

A study of two-phase flow in a reduced gravity environment

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Published by Sundstrand Energy Systems, Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford, Illinois .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reduced gravity environments.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesA study of two phase flow in a reduced gravity environment.
    SeriesNASA-CR -- 172035., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-172035.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15284513M

    heated two phase ‰ow are reviewed in brief, and the future direction of researches and the activity to en-hance the opportunity to realize the experiments under reduced gravity conditions are indicated re‰ecting the author's opinion. 2. History of Japanese Research on Reduced Gravity Boiling/Two-phase Flow and Development of Experimental. horizontal flow, in addition to the above flow regimes, there can also be stratified flow, typical of low flow rates at which the two phases separate under the effect of gravity. Table 1. Qualitative classification of two‐phase flow regimes. Flow quality Flow rate Flow regime Low Low and intermediate Bubbly High Dispersed bubbly.

    In a reduced or zero gravity environment buoyancy is reduced or inexistent and capture of the bubbles by the vortex is modified. The present numerical simulations enable study of the relative importance of the acceleration of gravity on the bubble capture by the swirl flow in the fdn2018.com: Chao-Tsung Hsiao, Jingsen Ma, Georges L. Chahine. Since a low-gravity environment is characterized by reduced buoyancy forces, the migration of bubbles through a nearly weightless liquid can be studied in an earthbound workshop by means of a Hele-Shaw cell. If the apparatus is positioned horizontally, the liquid and the gas enclosed in the cell are in a state of effective fdn2018.com by:

    Jun 18,  · Two Phase Flow Correlation. Abstract The calculation of two-phase frictional pressure drop (TPFPD) is required by two-phase systems operating under microgravity and reduced gravity. There are a large number of correlations for the TPFPD in tubes under normal gravity. Characterization and Control of Two-Phase Flow in Microchannels. 2 Overview of Project. Two-phase flow plays a major role in a number of technologies critical to manned and unmanned space missions; including fuel cells, phase and particle separators, thermal management systems, and bioreators.


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A study of two-phase flow in a reduced gravity environment Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A study of two-phase flow in a reduced gravity environment: final report. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. A reduced gravity environment (or "microgravity"), provides an excellent tool to study the flow without the masking effects of gravity.

This book presents for the first time a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of two-phase flow behaviour in the virtual absence of gravity. Jun 06,  · Experimental studies have been carried out to support the development of a framework of the two-fluid model along with an interfacial area transport equation applicable to reduced gravity two-phase flows.

The experimental study simulates the reduced gravity condition in ground based facilities by using two immiscible liquids of similar density namely, water as the continuous phase and Therminol 59® as the dispersed fdn2018.com by: Abstract. A test loop was designed and fabricated for observing and measuring pressure drops of two-phase flow in reduced gravity.

The portable flow test loop was then tested aboard the NASA-JSC KC reduced gravity fdn2018.com: D. Hill and Robert S. Downing.

Ground-based liquid–liquid two-component flow can be used to study reduced-gravity gas-liquid two-phase flows provided that the two liquids are immiscible with similar densities.

A reduced gravity environment (or "microgravity"), provides an excellent tool to study the flow without the masking effects of gravity. This book presents for the first time a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of two-phase flow behaviour in the virtual absence of fdn2018.com by: Steady Two Phase Flow in a Reduced Gravity Environment Fluids In Low G Perhaps you have pulled out the straw from your favorite fountain drink to find that while most of the liquid has drained from the straw onto your lap, a portion of liquid remains at the bottom of the straw.

Some of the complexities of two-phase liquid-vapor flow in curved and coiled geometries are discussed, and serve as an introduction to the advantages of observing such flows under a low-gravity environment. The studies proposed --annular two-phase air-water flow in helical coil flow.

In a reduced or zero gravity environment buoyancy is reduced or inexistent and capture of the bubbles by the vortex is modified. The present numerical simulations enable study of the relative importance of the acceleration of gravity on the bubble capture by the swirl flow in the separator.

This book is intended to be an introduction to the theory of thermo-fluid dynamics of two-phase flow for graduate students, scientists and practicing engineers seriously involved in the subject. It can be used as a text book at the graduate level courses focused on the two-phase flow in Nuclear.

Recently, access to near weightlessness environment (known as “microgravity”) has allowed researchers to study two-phase flows in the absence of gravity-induced buoyancy effects. The subject of this study is to utilize the microgravity environment in predicting the drift velocity in bubbly fdn2018.com by: A drop tower was used to study two-phase flow composed of liquid and gas in a low gravity enviroment.

The effect of gravitational acceleration on the flow pattern is discussed. Two nondimensional correlations were derived to estimate the transition of the flow pattern in a horizontal two-phase flow. Potential drawbacks to the technology in a reduced gravity environment include two-phase fluid management processes such as liquid-vapor phase separation.

used to study the flow regimes in. The wave velocity is mostly unaffected by the reduction in gravity, except in regions of falling film flow at 1 g vertical flow. The wave frequency decreases with the reduction in gravity.

The gas–liquid two-phase flow should be studied and analyzed because it plays important roles in industrial applications. On earth, gravity often dominates the force balance between phases in a two-phase flow.

In a microgravity environment however, inertial, viscous and interfacial forces control the flow characteristics and change the interactions between phases. Three primary flow patterns have been characterized in microgravity: bubbly, slug and 3. the differences in two-phase flow in one gravity versus reduced-gravity conditions.

The test results showed that two-phase flow pressure drops and flow regimes can be accurately predicted in reduced-glavity using exlstJng two-phase flow predictive techniques. The data collected from these tests has greatly increased the present reduced-gravity two-phase flow data base. A reduced - or microgravity - environment provides an excellent tool for accurate study of the flow without the masking effects of gravity.

This book presents for the first time a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of two-phase flow behaviour in the virtual absence of gravity. Nov 16,  · Most of the two-phase heat transfer know-how amassed over nearly a century of research comes from experiments that were conducted in Earth’s gravity.

This study aims to develop an experimentally validated, mechanistic model for the minimum flow criteria to ensure gravity independent flow boiling critical heat flux (CHF) and condensation.

Two-phase flow in fractured rocks occurs in recovery of petroleum or natural gas, recovery of coalbed methane, exploitation of geothermal energy, and isolation of radioactive waste. Models to predict two-phase flow in fractures are therefore of practical interest, but little is known of the laws governing such fdn2018.com by: 2.

The influence of gravity on the two-phase flow dynamics is fdn2018.com the gravity level is reduced,there is a new balance between inertial and interfacial forces, altering the behavior of the flow.

In bubbly flow,the absence of drift velocity leads to spherical-shaped bubbles with a rectilinear fdn2018.com flow is a succession of long Author: J. McQuillen. The research was undertaken to understand the behavior of two-phase flows in an environment where the gravity field is reduced as compared to that on earth.

The goal of the study was to develop a model capable of predicting the flow behavior.Depending on the flow orientation and the phase velocities, gravitational forces could significantly alter the flow regime, and hence the pressure-drop and heat-transfer coefficients associated with the flow.

A reduced gravity environment (or "microgravity"), provides an excellent tool to study the flow without the masking effects of gravity.Flow Boiling in Reduced Gravity.

3) Research Overview: Study of two-phase flow instabilities began in the late s, and in the nearly years since, progress has been made in both experimental and theoretical understanding of them.

Despite these advances, many key deficiencies remain, solution of which will provide appreciable value.