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 dusky.He March 19, 2007 10:20

Annular flow in pipe

Is there any general way to model the annular flow in a pipe?

Does anyone can give me some hint?

Thanks a lot

 George March 19, 2007 10:25

Re: Annular flow in pipe

You mean using 2D-axisymmetric coordinates? You can solve for the third momentum equation, but taking into consideration that the annular pressure gradient is zero.

Can you give me some more details?

 qunwuhe March 19, 2007 10:39

Re: Annular flow in pipe

What is the third momentum equation?

 George March 21, 2007 07:49

Re: Annular flow in pipe

First is the axial velocity, second the radial and third the angular velocity. In axisymmetric flows the third is considered to be zero o just its pressure gradient to be zero.

 qunwuhe March 21, 2007 10:09

Re: Annular flow in pipe

Yes I take an assumption that the flow is axisymmetric

 doorna February 10, 2012 17:22

Quote:
 Originally Posted by dusky.He ;48541 Is there any general way to model the annular flow in a pipe? Does anyone can give me some hint? Thanks a lot
hii
I found toroidal coordinate being used for annular curved pipe.
In that article there were some references for annular pipe itself
This is the name of article.look for it in science direct
a numerical analysis of developing flow and heat transfer in a curved annular pipe
hope this could help

 victorwfreire February 15, 2012 14:01

I don't if this will help or not.

But, a good way to model is to separate the annular flow in 2 models: the core, and the film. You can run the film model and use its variables in the core model.

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