1st Edition

Two-Phase Flow Theory and Applications

By Cl Kleinstreuer Copyright 2003

    This graduate text provides a unified treatment of the fundamental principles of two-phase flow and shows how to apply the principles to a variety of homogeneous mixture as well as separated liquid-liquid, gas-solid, liquid-solid, and gas-liquid flow problems, which may be steady or transient, laminar or turbulent.

    Each chapter contains several sample problems, which illustrate the outlined theory and provide approaches to find simplified analytic descriptions of complex two-phase flow phenomena.

    This well-balanced introductory text will be suitable for advanced seniors and graduate students in mechanical, chemical, biomedical, nuclear, environmental and aerospace engineering, as well as in applied mathematics and the physical sciences. It will be a valuable reference for practicing engineers and scientists. A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors.

    1. Review of Single-Phase Flow 1.1 Basic Fluid Flow Concepts 1.2 Flow Field Descriptions 1.3 Conservation Laws 1.4 Turbulence 1.5 Solution Techniques 1.6 Homework Problem Assignments 2. Basic Concepts of Two-Phase Flow Theory 2.1 Flow Regime Classifications and Modeling Approaches 2.2 Dispersed Flow Definitions, Phase Properties and Phase Coupling 2.3 Mass, Momentum and Heat Transfer 2.4 Statistical Descriptions 2.5 Highlights of Industrial Dispersed Flows 2.6 Homework Problem Assignments 3. Derivations of Two-Phase Flow Modelling Equations 3.1 Averaging Techniques and Constitutive Equations 3.2 Mixture Models 3.3 Separated Flow Models 3.4 Problem Assignments 4. Analyses and Solutions of Basic Two-Phase Flow Problems 4.1 Numerical Solution Tools 4.2 Mixture Flow Applications 4.3 Particle Trajectory Dynamics 4.4 Two-Fluid Model Applications 4.5 Project Assignments 5. Selected Case Studies 5.1 Mathematical Modeling, Computer Simulation and Virtual Prototyping 5.2 Quasi-Homogeneous Equilibrium Flows (EULER) 5.3 Separated Flows 1: Fluid Particle Models (EULER_Lagrange) 5.4 Separated Flows 2: Two-Fluid Models (EULER-EULER) Appendicies


    Clement Kleinstreuer is Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He has written over 100 research papers, several book chapters and Engineering Fluid Dynamics.