Three-dimensional phasic velocity determination methods with wire-mesh sensor

T. Kanai*, M. Furuya, T. Arai, K. Shirakawa, Y. Nishi


研究成果: Article査読

20 被引用数 (Scopus)


A gas-liquid two-phase flow in a large diameter pipe exhibits a three-dimensional flow structure. The wire-mesh sensor (WMS) can acquire a quasi-three-dimensional void fraction distribution. Furthermore, the WMS can acquire a phasic-velocity distribution on the basis of the time lag of void signals between both sets of WMS. Previously, the acquired phasic velocity was one-dimensional distributions.The authors propose a method to estimate the three-dimensional phasic-velocity distribution from the same WMS data. A three dimensional velocity vector was determined on the basis of cross-correlation analysis. The flow direction is determined by the WMS measuring-point combination, whereby the cross-correlation coefficient between both sets of WMS measuring points reveals the peak. In addition, the flow structure can be extracted by size on the basis of a wavelet analysis.The proposed method was applied for two sets of 64. ×. 64 mesh sensors in an air-water flow in a vertical pipe with inner diameter of 224. mm. The proposed method can successfully visualize a swirl flow structure where large and small bubbles tend to move respectively in inward and outward directions in turn.

ジャーナルInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 11月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 機械工学
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 流体および伝熱


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