The rise of Taylor bubbles in vertical pipes
Ambrose, Stephen (2015) The rise of Taylor bubbles in vertical pipes. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Elongated bubbles which are constrained by the walls of a pipe are commonly known as Taylor bubbles. Taylor bubbles are prevalent in industrial gas-liquid flow, where they are commonly found in buoyancy driven fermenters, the production and transportation of hydrocarbons in the oil and gas industry, the boiling and condensing process in thermal power plants, and the emergency cooling of nuclear reactors. These bubbles also exist in the natural world, and are the driving force behind certain types of volcanic eruption. An analysis of the literature identified a paucity of experimental or numerical studies investigating the rise of Taylor bubbles in pipes with a diameter in excess of 0.12 m or in pipes which contain a change in geometry.
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