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Film Thickness Prediction in an Annular Two-Phase Flow Through Bends
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A finite volume method-based CFD model has been developed in the commercial code STAR-CD to simulate the annular gas-liquid flow through the 30°, 60° and 90° bends. The liquid film is solved explicitly by means of a modified Volume of Fluid (VOF) method. The droplets are traced using a Lagrangian technique. The film to droplets (entrainment) and droplets to film (stick, bounce, spread and splash) interactions are taken into account using sub-models to complement the VOF model. A good agreement is found between the computed film thickness value and those cited in the literature.

Author Name: 
P. M. Tkaczyk
H. P. Morvan
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Conference Location: 
Rhodes, Greece
Rights: 
2010 American Institute of Physics
Pages: 
191-194
Conference Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Volume: 
1281
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3498296
Conference Name: 
ICNAAM 2010: International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2010