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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer

Predicting the Onset of a Low-Frequency, Limit-Cycle Type of Oscillatory Flow Instability in Multitube Condensing Flow Systems

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C. J. Kobus, G. L. Wedekind, B. L. Bhatt

Oakland University Rochester, MI 48309

J. Heat Transfer 123(2), 319-330 (Jun 10, 2000) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1338132 History: Received September 02, 1999; Revised June 10, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of horizontal two-tube condensing flow system
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Schematic of experimental apparatus; two-tube condensing flow system
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Experimentally measured transient outlet liquid flowrate demonstrating the growth of a self-sustained limit-cycle type oscillatory flow instability in a two-tube condensing flow system
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Experimentally measured transient outlet liquid flowrate demonstrating the decay and growth of a self-sustained limit-cycle oscillatory flow instability in a two-tube condensing flow system
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Comparison of experimentally measured stability boundary of a self-sustained limit-cycle type oscillatory flow instability and boundary predicted by the ESTM
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Comparison between experimentally measured frequency of oscillation of the self-sustained limit-cycle type flow instability and that predicted by the ESTM
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Experimentally measured instability in a two-tube condensing flow system demonstrating the influence of vapor volume on frequency of oscillation

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