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Two-Phase Pipe Flow in Microgravity with and without Phase Change: recent progress and future prospects

Narcy, Marine and Colin, Catherine Two-Phase Pipe Flow in Microgravity with and without Phase Change: recent progress and future prospects. (2015) Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, 3 (1). 1-17. ISSN 2169-2785

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/InterfacPhenomHeatTransfer.2015012413

Abstract

Gas-liquid and liquid-vapor pipe flows in microgravity have been studied for more than forty years because of theirpotential applications in space industries for thermal control of satellites, propellant supply for launchers, and wastewater treatment for space missions. Also, microgravity experiments provide unique conditions for highlighting and modeling capillary and inertia effects in the dynamics of two-phase flows. This paper discusses the results of flow pattern characterization, void fraction measurements, wall and interfacial shear stresses, and heat transfer coefficients. The main results are compared with ground experiments and classical correlations and models from the literature. Recent results from flow boiling in pipes are also discussed and perspectives on future studies are presented.

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HAL Id:hal-01348780
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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