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Incipience of two-phase flow from a stratified gas-liquid region in multiple discharging branches : experimental investigation including PIV measurements

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Incipience of two-phase flow from a stratified gas-liquid region in multiple discharging branches : experimental investigation including PIV measurements

Bowden, Robert Constantinos (2006) Incipience of two-phase flow from a stratified gas-liquid region in multiple discharging branches : experimental investigation including PIV measurements. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The importance of predicting the incipience of two-phase flow from a stratified gas-liquid region in discharging branches has strong implications in industries where safe operation is of primary concern. This is particularly true in the nuclear reactor industry, where two-phase flow in the reactor cooling channels occurs due to a loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA). The incipience of two-phase flow can be characterized by the location of the gas-liquid interface relative to the discharging branch. If the gas-liquid interface is above the discharging branch, gas can entrain into the branch liquid flow by either vortex formation or vortex-free gas pull through. If the gas-liquid interface is below the discharging branch, liquid can entrain into the branch gas flow. A semi-circular test section geometry, with three discharging branches, was used to simulate a typical CANDU header-feeder. The experimental investigation consisted of a two part study. In the first, the onset of liquid entrainment was investigated in multiple discharge scenarios. In the second, the liquid velocity flow field was investigated at the onset of gas entrainment in a single discharging bottom branch

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Bowden, Robert Constantinos
Pagination:xiv, 136 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Hassan, Ibrahim
ID Code:8789
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:35
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:10
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