Project

Modelling of liquid film thickness behavior in a pulsating Taylor bubble flow.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 31 January 2016
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Electronics
    • Thermodynamics
Keywords
pulsating heat pipe film thickness Taylor bubble
 
Project description

The pulsating heat pipe (PHP) is a relatively new thermal management system. The flow behaviour in PHPs consists of large vapor bubbles separated by liquid slugs. In this project the dynamics of the thin liquid film around the bubbles will be measured and modelled. This model will be incorporated in a global numerical model for the performance of a PHP.