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|Title:||Two-Phase Flow Regime Transitions Under a D.C. Electric Field|
|Keywords:||air-water flow regime, electric field, model,|
|Abstract:||The air-water flow reqime transitions in a horizontal pipe under the influence of a stronq electric field perpendicular to the interface are studied. The separated flow model to predict flow regime transitions has been developed. The present version of the model is a modification of Taitel and Dukler's separated flow model. This assumes that all flow reqimes are perturbations from stratified smooth flow. Expressions for the electrical force are derived and added to the conservation and constitutive equations to obtain new transition criteria. The theoretical results are compared with observations of air-water flow in a 1.27 cm. and 1.9 cm. internal diameter pipe. Good agreement was found when no electric field was applied, however, the experimentally observed effect of the electric field was not as pronounced as predicted by theory. Further experiments to refine the theoretical model are presented.|
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