Dissertations and Theses

Date of Award


Document Type



Mechanical Engineering


Experimental Facility, Two-Phase Flow, Air-Water System


"Experimental studies are conducted to predict the phenomenon(s) and to describe some kind of causation. The design of experiment and the experimental facility is a rigorous method. A well designed, manufactured and operated experimental facility is robust under criticism. Thermal hydraulic characteristics of air-water two-phase flows in a vertical tube (poly-dispersed) and also annulus (mono-dispersed) have been subjected to be studied in detail. The hydrodynamics modeling and simulations need a detailed comparison and verification with experimental results. Obviously, a well-designed experimental facility is required to provide a set of highly accurate and reliable data. To do so, two different research facilities have been designed, constructed and operated based on the relevant technical requirements and regulations to conduct the experimental researches."



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