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Simulation of two-phase flow in a heat exchanger distributor application

Andersson, Victor LU ; Holm, Martin and Sundén, Bengt LU (2004) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2004 In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division - FED 260. p.609-616
Abstract
In this work, compulations of the air/water flow in a distributor were completed with the FLUENT two-phase VOF model and compared to experiments. The parameters of interest concerned the ratio between the deflected mass flow rate of the water phase to the mass flow rate of the water phase at the inlet called the deflection ratio as well as the recreation of the flow pattern of the different two-phase flows which involved slug, slug/annular and annular flows. Due to the time-consuming calculations, only 9 out of 27 experimental tests were simulated. In conclusion, it can be stated that it is possible, given the right conditions, to perform comparatively accurate simulations concerning two-phase flows in pipe applications with the FLUENT... (More)
In this work, compulations of the air/water flow in a distributor were completed with the FLUENT two-phase VOF model and compared to experiments. The parameters of interest concerned the ratio between the deflected mass flow rate of the water phase to the mass flow rate of the water phase at the inlet called the deflection ratio as well as the recreation of the flow pattern of the different two-phase flows which involved slug, slug/annular and annular flows. Due to the time-consuming calculations, only 9 out of 27 experimental tests were simulated. In conclusion, it can be stated that it is possible, given the right conditions, to perform comparatively accurate simulations concerning two-phase flows in pipe applications with the FLUENT two-phase VOF model. Copyright (Less)
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Product quality, Mass flow rates, Water phase, Deflection ratio
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division - FED
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260
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609 - 616
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American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2004
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0888-8116
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  abstract     = {In this work, compulations of the air/water flow in a distributor were completed with the FLUENT two-phase VOF model and compared to experiments. The parameters of interest concerned the ratio between the deflected mass flow rate of the water phase to the mass flow rate of the water phase at the inlet called the deflection ratio as well as the recreation of the flow pattern of the different two-phase flows which involved slug, slug/annular and annular flows. Due to the time-consuming calculations, only 9 out of 27 experimental tests were simulated. In conclusion, it can be stated that it is possible, given the right conditions, to perform comparatively accurate simulations concerning two-phase flows in pipe applications with the FLUENT two-phase VOF model. Copyright},
  author       = {Andersson, Victor and Holm, Martin and Sundén, Bengt},
  booktitle    = {American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division - FED},
  issn         = {0888-8116},
  keyword      = {Product quality,Mass flow rates,Water phase,Deflection ratio},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {609--616},
  publisher    = {American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)},
  title        = {Simulation of two-phase flow in a heat exchanger distributor application},
  volume       = {260},
  year         = {2004},
}