Axisymmetric laminar flow of two-phase medium inside the system of two coaxial pipes

  • Igor Kuzmenko
  • Alexandre Gourjii
Keywords: coaxial tubes, two-phase flow, laminar flow, hold-up regime, flooding regime


The problem of the axisymmetric laminar flow of a two-phase (liquid-gas) flow inside the infinite system of coaxial tubes with a circular cross-section located vertically is considered. Analysis of the analytical solution showed that increase in velocity of the gas flow leads to the appearance of the hold-up regime (then the velocity of media at the interface is zero) and flooding regime (when volume flow of liquid is zero). It is discovered that these regimes occur at lower values of the velocity of the gas flow for the heated medium in comparison with the cold medium.