Two-phase Frictional Pressure Drop of Propane with Prediction Methods of Viscosity and Density in 500 μm Diameter Tube

S. Novianto, A. S. Pamitran, R. Koestoer, Kiyoshi Saito

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    The experimental study of frictional pressure drop of two-phase flow with propane on the microchannel has been done. The aim of the present research is to characterize pressure drop of evaporative propane in microchannel with 500 μm diameter and 0.5 m length. The experimental apparatus used heating process in the test section with closed loop process system. Variable of research are mass flux of 360 to 915 kg/m2s and vapor quality of 0 to unity. The homogeneous and separated model used to determine the two-phase flow frictional pressure drop. Some existing correlations of two-phase flow viscosity and density used to predict frictional pressure drop, including parameter C that used non-dimensional parameter of two-phase viscosity number Nμtp which developed as a function of two-phase viscosity and density. The comparison of prediction frictional pressure drop showed that the Hibiki, Xuejiao and Pamitran correlation from separated model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012058
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 28
    Event15th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2017 - Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
    Duration: 2017 Jul 242017 Jul 27


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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