Two-Phase Swirling Flow in a Gas-Liquid Separator

  title={Two-Phase Swirling Flow in a Gas-Liquid Separator},
  author={Hironobu Kataoka and Akio Tomiyama and Shigeo Hosokawa and Akira Sou and Masao Chaki},
  journal={Journal of Power and Energy Systems},
Air-water swirling flows in a one-fifth model of a steam separator in a boiling water nuclear reactor are measured to obtain a database for modeling and verification of numerical methods for predicting swirling flows in the separator. Flow patterns, liquid film thicknesses, separated flow rates and the ratio Ws* of the separated flow to the total liquid flow are measured using a high-speed camera, a laser focus displacement meter and flowmeters. Main conclusions obtained are as follows: (1… 
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