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Old   November 8, 2013, 11:31
Default Definition of continuous phase Reynolds number
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I am confused as to how people generally define Reynolds number for the continuous phase in a dispersed phase flow.
Re_c=\frac{\rho_c U_c L}{\mu_c}

\rho_c is the continuous phase density, U_c is the continuous phase velocity, L is the channel size where the flow is happening, and \mu_c is the dynamic viscosity of the continuous phase.

Do we need to multiply it to the volume fraction of the phase or not?

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by gaurav_bhutani; November 8, 2013 at 22:02. Reason: changing my question
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