Group Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Title: 13.3.3 - Flow Measurements Inside a Rod Bundle using DPIV and MIR
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Title: 13.3.3 - Flow Measurements Inside a Rod Bundle using DPIV and MIR Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows
Series Title: 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow - ICMF 2010 Proceedings
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Dominguez-Ontiveros, E.
Estrada-Perez, C.
Hassan, Y.
Publisher: International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF)
Publication Date: June 4, 2010
Subject: PIV
Abstract: Rod bundles are widely used in industry today with applications ranging from nuclear reactors, heat exchangers, and steam generators. Accurately modeling the inherently unsteady and turbulent flow within these rods is essential in order to design for optimal efficiency while controlling vibration, noise and heat transfer. The problem complicates further when spacer-grids are used within the rods to maintain separation and structural rigidity. Computational modeling can be a useful alternative to the costly process of manufacturing and testing prototypes, but its accuracy needs to be checked with detailed experimental data. This paper describes an experimental database obtained using two-dimensional Time Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry (TR-PIV) measurements within a 5 x 5 rod bundle with spacer-grids. One of the unique characteristic of this set-up is the use of the Matched Index of Refraction technique employed in this investigation which consists of immersing plastic rods with a similar index of refraction as the one for water to achieve optical transparency across the spacer grid. This unique feature allows flow visualization and measurement within the bundle without rod obstruction. This approach also allows the use of high temporal and spatial non-intrusive dynamic measurement techniques namely TR-PIV to investigate the flow evolution below and immediately above the spacer. The data base presented includes explanation of the various cases tested such as boundary conditions, rig dimensions, measurement zones, and the test equipment in order to provide a good base for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. Turbulence analysis of the obtained data is provided in order to gain insight of the physical phenomena and to compare the possible results obtained from computational simulations.
General Note: The International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF) first was held in Tsukuba, Japan in 1991 and the second ICMF took place in Kyoto, Japan in 1995. During this conference, it was decided to establish an International Governing Board which oversees the major aspects of the conference and makes decisions about future conference locations. Due to the great importance of the field, it was furthermore decided to hold the conference every three years successively in Asia including Australia, Europe including Africa, Russia and the Near East and America. Hence, ICMF 1998 was held in Lyon, France, ICMF 2001 in New Orleans, USA, ICMF 2004 in Yokohama, Japan, and ICMF 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. ICMF-2010 is devoted to all aspects of Multiphase Flow. Researchers from all over the world gathered in order to introduce their recent advances in the field and thereby promote the exchange of new ideas, results and techniques. The conference is a key event in Multiphase Flow and supports the advancement of science in this very important field. The major research topics relevant for the conference are as follows: Bio-Fluid Dynamics; Boiling; Bubbly Flows; Cavitation; Colloidal and Suspension Dynamics; Collision, Agglomeration and Breakup; Computational Techniques for Multiphase Flows; Droplet Flows; Environmental and Geophysical Flows; Experimental Methods for Multiphase Flows; Fluidized and Circulating Fluidized Beds; Fluid Structure Interactions; Granular Media; Industrial Applications; Instabilities; Interfacial Flows; Micro and Nano-Scale Multiphase Flows; Microgravity in Two-Phase Flow; Multiphase Flows with Heat and Mass Transfer; Non-Newtonian Multiphase Flows; Particle-Laden Flows; Particle, Bubble and Drop Dynamics; Reactive Multiphase Flows
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Bibliographic ID: UF00102023
Volume ID: VID00325
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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