Gas liquid two-phase flow characteristics in a pipe flow of liquid nitrogen are numerically investigated. Firstly, the government equations on two-phase flow of liquid nitrogen based on the unsteady drift-flux model are presented and several characteristics are numerically calculated taking into consideration the effect of cryogenic flow state. It is found that phase change of liquid nitrogen occurs in quite short time interval compared with that of pressurized water in high temperature. Next, it is clarified that the pressure wave in two-phase flow forms strongly steep shape with the time progress because of the nonlinearity based on a compressibility of cryogenic two-phase mixture. According to these theoretical results, it seems reasonable to predict the fundamental characteristics of cryogenic two-phase flow, and the obtained numerical results would contribute to advanced cryogenic engineering applications.
|ジャーナル||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1998|
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