Two-Phase Pressure Losses Quarterly Progress Report: Fifth Quarter, February 12, 1963 - May 12, 1963
Description: Technical report describing that void measurements were made in the 1/2-inch by 1-3/4-inch rectangular channel, for both flow up and flow down, at pressures of 600, 1000, and 1400 psia, and at various flows and quantities. Results at 1000 psia and 20 percent quality show that for the lowest flow both the void distribution and the average void are much different for flow down than for flow up, the void fraction for flow down being much higher. However, when the flow is increased both the void distribution and average void for flow down tend to approach the corresponding values for flow up. At 1000 psia, both flow up and flow down, the void fraction for 5 percent quality increases gradually from the wall to the center of the channel, and peaks at the center. At 20 percent quality, the void fraction increases abruptly from the wall and tends to be constant over the middle 65 percent of the channel. the void fraction for flow down is always greater than for flow up, other things being equal.
Date: June 1, 1963
Creator: Janssen, E. (Engineer) & Kervinen, J. A.