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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Fluid dynamics of horizontal air-water slug flows through a dividing T-junction|
|Author:||dos Reis, E|
|Abstract:||Experimental data from horizontal air-water slug flows were obtained in a test facility which was a 34 mm internal diameter, 10 m long Plexiglas pipe connected to the 90 degrees branch arms from a T-junction. The test points were located on the flow pattern map in the proximity of the transition lines which separates different flow patterns. Capacitive probes with helical and concave plate sensors were used to quantify the dynamic liquid holdup in each branch. They were combined with Venturi nozzles + differential pressure transmitters in each outlet branch for measuring the two-phase mass flow rates. The dynamic characteristics of the slug flow splitting in a T-junction were studied from the acquired signals. Diaphragm straight-through type valves were used in the run and in the lateral branch arms to imitate equipments consuming the two-phase flow after the T-junction. This assembly can also be used as a gas-liquid separation system. The results showed different mechanisms acting on the slug flow division phenomenon. Liquid accumulation into the run branch, between the TJ and the control valve, caused more gas to come to the lateral branch. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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