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Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow

Article Title

A technical review of research progress on thin liquid film thickness measurement

Keywords

film thickness, PLIF technology, theoretical model, experimental measurement, capacitance method

Abstract

The thickness of the thin liquid film and its effects have always been a research hotspot in nuclear power applications and operating nuclear power plants, because the flow phenomenon of the liquid film is extremely common in multiphase flow research. Based on papers published in recent years, novel research progress on thin film thickness is reviewed from the following two perspectives: the experimental measurement and the theoretical model of liquid film thickness. For the experimental measurement, methods mainly include the PLIF method, the capacitance method, and the ultrasonic method. The following contents in this part are mainly reviewed from the PLIF method, the capacitance method, the ultrasonic method, and other methods for the measurement of the liquid film thickness on the wall, the liquid film thickness on the tube wall, and other aspects of the liquid film thickness. For the model, the theoretical model of liquid film thickness on the wall is mainly reviewed from two aspects: vertical flow and horizontal flow. Other models are mainly reviewed from the following aspects. They are annular film thickness, liquid film thickness for gas–liquid annular flow, and film thickness in pipes.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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