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Zadrazil I, Matar OK, Markides CN, 2013, On the frequency of large waves in vertical gas-liquid annular flows
Zadrazil I, Markides CN, Naraigh LO, et al., Dynamics of Turbulent Falling Films, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics
The dynamics of laminar falling films have received considerable attention over the past several decades. In contrast, turbulent falling films have been the subject of far fewer studies. We seek to redress this balance by studying the stability of falling films which have already undergone a transition from a laminar to a turbulent flow regime. We derive a uniform-film base-state for this flow by assuming the averaged turbulent velocity field to be steady and fully-developed, and by employing a modified version of mixing-length theory. The latter features an interpolation function for the eddy viscosity, and van Driest-type functions for turbulence-damping near the wall and interface regions. The predicted base-state streamwise velocity component is in good agreement with experimental data. A linear stability analysis of this base-state is then carried out by solving a modified version of the Orr-Sommerfeld equation. Our results suggest that the unstable mode is a long-wave one. This provides motivation for the derivation of long-wave equations for the nonlinear evolution of the film.
Zhao Y, Zadrazil I, Markides CN, et al., Wave structure in Upwards Gas-Liquid Annular Flows, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics
A two-phase flow system in a vertical pipe in which the liquid around the pipe periphery is lifted by the gas core is referred to as an ``upwards annular flow'' (UAF). UAFs have a complex interfacial structure, which consists of short-lived, small-amplitude ``ripple'' waves, and large amplitude, high-speed ``disturbances'' waves. Two sets of flush-mounted electrically conducting probes together with axial view photography were used to study UAFs. The overall wave frequency decreased with increasing distance from the inlet until saturation. Disturbance waves were observed over a wide range (both low and high) of liquid Reynolds numbers, ReL, while ripples were observed at lower ReL. Disturbance ``bursts,'' which are a source of liquid entrainment into the gas core, were also observed, with increasing frequency at progressively higher ReL. The waves appeared more chaotic near the inlet, which hindered the formation of the correlated waves. As the small (ripple) waves coalesced into bigger waves with increasing distance from the inlet, the waves became more coherent around the pipe periphery. The results that will be presented comprise: (i) statistical film thickness data, and (ii) wave, frequency, velocity, and wavelength.
Zadrazil I, Hewitt GF, Matar OK, et al., Wave Structure and Velocity Profiles in Downwards Gas-Liquid Annular Flows, American Physical Society, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics
A downwards flow of gas in the core of a vertical pipe, and of liquid in the annulus between the pipe wall and the gas phase is referred to as a ``downwards annular flow'' (DAF). DAFs are conventionally described in terms of short-lived, small-amplitude ``ripples,'' and large-amplitude, high-speed ``disturbances.'' We use a combination of Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Particle Image and Tracking Velocimetry (PIV, PTV) to study DAFs. We demonstrate through these techniques that the liquid films become progressively more complex with increasing liquid Reynolds number (ReL), while a similar increase of complexity is observed for increasing gas Reynolds number (ReG). Disturbance waves are observed for low and high ReL, and ripples for intermediate ReL. Additionally, a high degree of rolling breakdown of disturbance waves is observed in falling films at the highest ReL, which is a source of bubble entrainment into the film body. Our results will comprise: (i) statistical data on film thickness, and (ii) wave frequency, velocity, wavelength. In addition, a qualitative (e.g. re-circulation zones) and quantitative (e.g. mean/rms velocity profiles) velocity characterisation of the film flows will be presented.
Conroy DT, Craster RV, Matar OK, et al., 2012, Nonequilibrium hysteresis and Wien effect water dissociation at a bipolar membrane, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Vol: 86, ISSN: 1539-3755
Zadrazil I, Markides CN, Matar OK, et al., Characterisation of Downwards Co-Current Gas-Liquid Annular Flows, Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer 7, Publisher: Begell House
The hydrodynamic characteristics of downwards co-current two-phase (gas-liquid) flows inside avertical tube (ID = 32 mm) have been investigated experimentally. Advanced optical techniques, namely LaserInduced Fluorescence and Particle Tracking Velocimetry, were utilised for the characterisation of these flowsover a wide range of gas and liquid superficial velocities (U_G = 0 – 34 m/s and U_L = 0.034 – 0.182 m/s),corresponding to Reynolds numbers Re_G = 0 – 84,600 and Re_L = 1,230 – 6,130. A flow regime map, whichcontains a previously unreported flow regime, is constructed based on the flow observations. The quantitativeanalysis of the liquid films allows the generation of film thickness, wave frequency, bubble size, bubblefrequency and velocity profile data. It was found that the different observed flow regimes posses a characteristiccombination of the investigated quantitative parameters. A model, based on modified mixing-length theory, wasused to predict the liquid film velocity profiles and good agreement was found with the experimental results.
Karapetsas G, Matar OK, Valluri P, et al., 2012, Convective Rolls and Hydrothermal Waves in Evaporating Sessile Drops, LANGMUIR, Vol: 28, Pages: 11433-11439, ISSN: 0743-7463
Conroy DT, Matar OK, Craster RV, et al., 2012, Compound viscous thread with electrostatic and electrokinetic effects, JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, Vol: 701, Pages: 171-200, ISSN: 0022-1120
Wray AW, Matar O, Papageorgiou DT, 2012, Non-linear waves in electrified viscous film flow down a vertical cylinder, IMA JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS, Vol: 77, Pages: 430-440, ISSN: 0272-4960
Spandagos C, Goudoulas TB, Luckham PF, et al., 2012, Surface Tension-Induced Gel Fracture. Part 2. Fracture of Gelatin Gels, LANGMUIR, Vol: 28, Pages: 8017-8025, ISSN: 0743-7463
Spandagos C, Goudoulas TB, Luckham PF, et al., 2012, Surface Tension-Induced Gel Fracture. Part 1. Fracture of Agar Gels, LANGMUIR, Vol: 28, Pages: 7197-7211, ISSN: 0743-7463
Mavromoustaki A, Matar OK, Craster RV, 2012, Dynamics of a climbing surfactant-laden film - I: Base-state flow, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, Vol: 371, Pages: 107-120, ISSN: 0021-9797
Mavromoustaki A, Matar OK, Craster RV, 2012, Dynamics of a climbing surfactant-laden film II: Stability, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, Vol: 371, Pages: 121-135, ISSN: 0021-9797
Wray AW, Matar OK, Papageorgiou, Non-linear waves in electrified viscous film flow down a vertical cylinder, Ima Journal of Applied Mathematics, ISSN: 1464-3634
Matar OK, 2012, PATTERN FORMATION IN EVAPORATING DROPS WITH AND WITHOUT NANOPARTICLES, 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Publisher: AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, Pages: 599-606
Karapetsas G, Craster RV, Matar OK, 2011, Surfactant-driven dynamics of liquid lenses, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 23, ISSN: 1070-6631
Mavromoustaki A, Matar OK, Craster RV, 2011, Shock-wave solutions in two-layer channel flow. II. Linear and nonlinear stability, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 23, ISSN: 1070-6631
Sahu KC, Matar OK, 2011, Three-dimensional convective and absolute instabilities in pressure-driven two-layer channel flow, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW, Vol: 37, Pages: 987-993, ISSN: 0301-9322
Naraigh LO, Spelt PDM, Matar OK, et al., 2011, Interfacial instability in turbulent flow over a liquid film in a channel, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW, Vol: 37, Pages: 812-830, ISSN: 0301-9322
Sileri D, Sahu KC, Matar OK, 2011, Two-fluid pressure-driven channel flow with wall deposition and ageing effects, JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Vol: 71, Pages: 109-130, ISSN: 0022-0833
Conroy DT, Matar OK, Craster RV, et al., 2011, Breakup of an electrified, perfectly conducting, viscous thread in an AC field, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Vol: 83, ISSN: 2470-0045
Karapetsas G, Craster RV, Matar OK, 2011, On surfactant-enhanced spreading and superspreading of liquid drops on solid surfaces, JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, Vol: 670, Pages: 5-37, ISSN: 0022-1120
Conroy DT, Matar OK, Craster RV, et al., 2011, Breakup of an electrified viscous thread with charged surfactants, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 23, ISSN: 1070-6631
Macchietto S, Hewitt GF, Coletti F, et al., 2011, Fouling in Crude Oil Preheat Trains: A Systematic Solution to an Old Problem, HEAT TRANSFER ENGINEERING, Vol: 32, Pages: 197-215, ISSN: 0145-7632
Tan MK, Friend JR, Matar OK, et al., 2010, Capillary wave motion excited by high frequency surface acoustic waves, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1070-6631
Mavromoustaki A, Matar OK, Craster RV, 2010, Shock-wave solutions in two-layer channel flow. I. One-dimensional flows, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1070-6631
Sahu KC, Matar OK, 2010, Three-dimensional linear instability in pressure-driven two-layer channel flow of a Newtonian and a Herschel-Bulkley fluid, PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1070-6631
Seevaratnam GK, Ding H, Michel O, et al., 2010, Laminar flow deformation of a droplet adhering to a wall in a channel, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Vol: 65, Pages: 4523-4534, ISSN: 0009-2509
Conroy DT, Craster RV, Matar OK, et al., 2010, Dynamics and stability of an annular electrolyte film, JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS, Vol: 656, Pages: 481-506, ISSN: 0022-1120
Sahu KC, Ding H, Matar OK, 2010, Numerical simulation of non-isothermal pressure-driven miscible channel flow with viscous heating, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Vol: 65, Pages: 3260-3267, ISSN: 0009-2509
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