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Prediction of Two-Phase Pressure Drop and Density Distribution From Mixing Length Theory

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S. Levy

Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, Atomic Power Equipment Department, General Electric Company, San Jose, Calif.

J. Heat Transfer 85(2), 137-150 (May 01, 1963) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3686033 History: Received February 08, 1962

Abstract

Single-phase turbulent mixing length methods are used to predict two-phase flow. Two-phase density and velocity distributions and two-phase pressure drops are derived by treating the two-phase system as a continuous medium where the turbulent exchanges of momentum and density are equal. Good agreement is obtained between test results and analytical predictions.

Copyright © 1963 by ASME
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