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Calculations of stratified wavy two-phase flow in pipes. (English) Zbl 1135.76358
Summary: Calculations of fully developed, stratified wavy gas-liquid pipe flow is presented. The wavy interface is represented by an equivalent interfacial roughness obtained from experimental data, which is made non-dimensional following the Charnock formulation. The two-dimensional, steady-state axial momentum equation is solved together with a two-layer turbulence model, which is modified to account for the roughness introduced at the interface. The governing equations are discretized using a finite difference method on a composite, overlapping grid with local grid refinement near the interface and the wall. The immersed interface method is used to make the numerical scheme well-defined across the interface, and a level set function is used to represent the interface. Numerical calculations are found to compare satisfactorily with experimental data.

MSC:
76Txx Multiphase and multicomponent flows
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