High Temperature

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 607–613 | Cite as

The hydrodynamics of countercurrent two-phase flow in vertical channels

  • S. V. Svetlov
  • Yu. N. Ilyukhin
  • S. B. Alekseev
  • V. O. Kukhtevich
  • V. G. Sidorov
Heat and Mass Transfer and Physical Gasdynamics


Countercurrent flow of gas and liquid in vertical tubes is investigated. Processes that occur under various conditions of flow (including the “flooding” mode) are treated. Equations are suggested that describing the hydrodynamic characteristics of countercurrent two-phase flow.


Void Fraction Vertical Tube Annular Flow Countercurrent Flow Drift Parameter 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Wallis, G.,One-Dimensional Two-Phase Flow, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. Translated under the titleOdnomernye dvukhfaznye techeniya, Moscow: Mir, 1972.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ilyukhin, Yu.N., Svetlov, S.V., Alekseev, S.B., Kukhtevich, V.O., and Sidorov, V.G.,Teplofiz. Vys. Temp., 1999, vol. 37, no. 3, p. 488 (High Temp. (Engl. transl.), vol. 37, no. 3, p. 463).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Wallis, G.B., Karbin, A.S., Clark, C.R.,et al., Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 1980, vol. 7, p. 1.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Piggott, B. and Ackerman, M., A Study of Countercurrent Flow and Flooding in Parallel Channels,Seminar on Heat Transfer in Nuclear Reactor Safety, Dubrovnik, 1980.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Barnea, D.,Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 1991, vol. 17, no. 6, p. 705.MATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Yamaguchi, K. and Yamazaki, Y,J. Nucl. Sci. Technol..Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Yamaguchi, K. and Yamazaki, Y.,J. Nucl. Sci. Technol., 1984, vol. 21, no. 5, p. 321.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Taitel, Y. and Barnea, D.,Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 1983, vol. 9, no. 6, p. 637.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ghiaasiaan, S.M., Taylor, K.E., Kamboj, B.K., and Abdel-Khalik, S.I.,Nucl. Sci. Eng., 1995, vol. 119, no. 3, p. 182.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ohkawa, K. and Lahey, R.T.,Nucl. Eng. Des., 1980, vol. 61, no. 2, p. 245.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Sonnenburg, H.G., Full-Range Drift-Flux Nodel Based on the Combination of Drift-Flux Theory with Envelope Theory,Proc. Conf. NURETH-4, Karlsruhe, 1989, vol. 2, p. 1003.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Takeuchi, K., Young, M., and Hochreiter, L.,Nucl. Sci. Eng., 1992, vol. 112, no. 2, p. 170.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Chexal, B., Lellouche, G., Horowitz, I., and Healzer, I., A Void Fraction Correlation for Generalized Applications,Proc. Conf. NURETH-4, Karlsruhe, 1989, vol. 2, p. 996.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Mishima, K. and Nishihara, H.,Ann. Rep. Res. React. Inst. Kyoto Univ., 1984, vol. 17, p. 1.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Bharathan, D. and Wallis, G.B.,Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 1983, vol. 9, p. 349.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Sudo, Y.,Trans. ASME J. Heat Transfer, 1996, vol. 118, p. 715.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Alekseev, S.B., Ilyukhin, Yu.N., Kukhtevich, V.O., Svetlov, S.V., and Sidorov, V.G.,Teplofiz. Vys. Temp., 1999, vol. 37, no. 4, p. 620 (High Temp. (Engl. transl.), vol. 37, no. 4, p. 590).Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Kataoka, I. and Ishii, M.,Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 1987, vol. 30, no. 9, p. 1927.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica” 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Svetlov
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Ilyukhin
    • 1
  • S. B. Alekseev
    • 1
  • V. O. Kukhtevich
    • 1
  • V. G. Sidorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Polzunov Central Boiler-and-Turbine Institute Research-and-Production AssociationSt. PetersburgRussia

Personalised recommendations