Mechanical Engineering Department
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio

Comparison of Experimental Two-Phase Flow and Theoretical Poiseulle-Couette Flow at Low Reynolds Numbers

The fully developed air-water flow is studied experimentally in a high aspect ratio air-water tunnel facility with Pitot-tube and laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) measurements. The experimental techniques and consideration are explained in this article. The Poiseuille-Couette flow (PCF) with solid moving wall is simulated to facilitate the comparison of air-water flow with the smooth water surface and PCF with a solid wall.

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