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Three-dimensional numerical modeling of phase distribution of two-fluid flow in elbows and return bends. (English) Zbl 0618.76110
Phase distribution of two-fluid flow in elbows is determined by the interaction of centrifugal forces with gravity and interphase friction. A method of computing flow and phase distribution by solving the three- dimensional two-fluid conservation equations is outlined and implemented in a computer program that is shown to be successful in predicting distributions measured in several different bend configurations, including C, L, and U bends.

MSC:
76T99 Multiphase and multicomponent flows
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics
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