Towards the Development of Flow Pattern Maps for Thermally-Induced Pulsating Two-Phase Flows

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Flow boiling instabilities affect the operating range of two-phase thermal management systems. Flow pattern transitions, as a form of instability, has been extensively mapped under conditions of controlled mass flow rate and velocity. In case of a chaotic pulsating flow, like in Pulsating Heat Pipes, the conventional maps present applicability limitations. In this work, flow pattern transitions and bubble break-up events have been investigated in a single loop Pulsating Heat Pipe. Modified Froude, Weber and Bond numbers have been introduced, considering the actual acceleration of the fluid and the length of the bubble as main controlling factors for the transitions. Finally, based on the modified non-dimensional analysis, a novel flow pattern map, valid for a pulsating flow and obtained under the three different gravity levels (from parabolic flight), has been proposed. This new map will be useful to the development of comprehensive designing tools for passive two-phase devices.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 19 May 201924 May 2019
http://www.icmf2019.com.br/

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Conference10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow
Abbreviated titleICMF
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period19/05/1924/05/19
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Two phase flow
Flow patterns
Heat pipes
Temperature control
Flow velocity
Boiling liquids
Gravitation
Flow rate
Fluids

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Pietrasanta, L., Mameli, M., Georgoulas, A., Miche, N., Filippeschi, S., & Marengo, M. (2019). Towards the Development of Flow Pattern Maps for Thermally-Induced Pulsating Two-Phase Flows. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pietrasanta, Luca ; Mameli, Mauro ; Georgoulas, Anastasios ; Miche, Nicolas ; Filippeschi, Sauro ; Marengo, Marco. / Towards the Development of Flow Pattern Maps for Thermally-Induced Pulsating Two-Phase Flows. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Towards the Development of Flow Pattern Maps for Thermally-Induced Pulsating Two-Phase Flows. / Pietrasanta, Luca; Mameli, Mauro; Georgoulas, Anastasios; Miche, Nicolas; Filippeschi, Sauro; Marengo, Marco.

2019. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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