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Author Teresa, Esteves ♦ Coelho, Pinheiro Nazaré ♦ Laura, Santos
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Content type Text
Publisher EDP Sciences
File Format PDF
Date Created 2014-04-08
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) QC1-999
Subject Keyword Science ♦ Physics
Abstract An experimental study where an individual Taylor bubble rises through water with different bubble volume expansion rates is presented with the (front) bubble shape determination as main objective. A combination of two techniques, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Pulsed Shadowgraphy (PS), was used to collect images for further treatment in order to characterize the liquid flow pattern in front of the bubble and the bubble shape. Processing the images acquired with pulsed illumination from behind the bubble it was possible to define with precision the bubble shape at different stages when it was expanding. The operation conditions used allowed a wide range of volume expansion rates (0 to 28.5 × 10-6 m3/s) with a significant effect on the Taylor bubble velocity; increases in bubble velocity up to 21% were observed relatively to constant volume system condition. Nevertheless, it seems that the front shape of Taylor bubbles does not change significantly with the upward liquid flow rates induced by gas expansion, at least for the volume expansion rates used in the experiments.
ISSN 2100014X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-03-01
e-ISSN 2100014X
Journal EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume Number 67
Starting Page 02103


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