Surface tension effects on liquid flow in small plastic tubes when gas bubbles are present

M. R. Myers, H. M. Cave, S. P. Krumdieck

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Two-phase intermittent gas and liquid slug flow in small diameter glass and plastic tubes was studied. Two distinct flow regimes and the transition phenomena were identified. A modified Hagen- Poiseuille relation was derived to describe the extremely high pressure drop due to the surface tension effects of pinned slug flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-857
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Volume219
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Capillary tubes
  • Pressure loss
  • Surface tension
  • Two phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Surface tension effects on liquid flow in small plastic tubes when gas bubbles are present'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this