Keywords

Two phase flow

Abstract

The flow patterns of an air-water mixture at atmospheric pressure were visually observed through a simulated vertical steam generator tube support plate of circular hole and trefoil designs. Flow oscillations with a period on the order of 0.4 seconds were observed in both support plates at similar mass flow rate combinations. The oscillation consisted of a period of rapid surging followed by a low flow or stagnation period on the order of 0.1 seconds. Reverse (downward) flow was also observed for part of the oscillation cycle in the trefoil support plate. The flow oscillations that exist in one tube support plate are coupled to the oscillation phase that exists in the preceding tube support plate. The operation of a steam generator in a region where this flow oscillation occurs could result in reduced to steam generator life due to increased corrosion.

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Graduation Date

1985

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Hosler, E. Ramon

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Engineering

Format

PDF

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0017019

Included in

Engineering Commons

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