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Two phase flow

  1. Sep 6, 2009 #1

    20m straight length horizontal pipe (60 mm internal diameter), steam flows at rate 0.5 kg/s, at midpoint there is a valve in the line. inlet pressure to this section of line is 5 bar (gauge), pressure at end of line is 3 bar (gauge). mass quality of steam is 0.8 and 2 phase flow occurs in the line.

    I have calculated the mass flow of liquid and vapor in the line, the frictional pressure drop (N/m2) for the horizontal tube (without valve) using lockart martinelli correlation and also predicted the flow pattern at entry to the valve.

    However,the part I am having a problem with is..When calculating the pressure drop across the valve.After calculating the homogeneous parameters and inserting them into the pressure drop equation which is: -dp/dz= [ρ*u *du/dz] + [2*f*ρ*u^2/d] + ρ*g*sinθ

    First term in the equation i took equal to zero (no change in velocity assumed), but for the last term (ρ*g*sinθ), do i take theta(θ) as equal to zero as it is a horizontal pipe?

    My solution is attached.
    Thanks for any help!

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
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