Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants

since 1971

Русский (РФ)

ISSN 2414-1038 (online)

Authors & Affiliations

Stepanov O.E., Kornienko Yu.N., Galkin I.Yu., Pronin A.A., Bykov M.A.
Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS", Podolsk, Russia

Stepanov O.E. – Engineer, Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS". Contacts: 21, Ordzhonikidze st., Podolsk, Moscow region, Russia, 142103. Tel.: +7(926) 550-80-26; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Kornienko Yu.N. – Chief Specialist, Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS".
Galkin I.Yu. – Head of group, Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS".
Pronin A.A. – Head of Department, Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS".
Bykov M.A. – Deputy General Designer — Head of Department, Experimental and Design Organization "GIDROPRESS".


The problem sharp increase of viscous shear stress in vertical two-phase flow is very actual question for atomic energy. Air-water flow in vertical cylindrical channel with Reynolds numbers are 19000, 38000 and void fraction 0—33 % was considered. Radial profiles of local void fraction and liquid velocities were solved also as wall friction in bubble flow. Verification of 3D CFD-model by experimental data of local void fraction and liquid velocity profiles on channel’s area and wall friction in bubble flow regime was executed. A good simulation of effect anomaly increase of wall friction in result of bubbles concentration, velocity gradient increase near the wall and turbulence shear stresses by wall bubbles were found. The comparison calculation results founded on Armand’s correlation, the analog which using in such codes as RELAP5, KORSAR/GP, and shows that these codes could not solve this effect. These results could be used for cross-verification of as 3D, so 1D codes and improves of its thermo-hydraulic models.

CFD, adiabatic two-phase flow, profiles of local void fraction and liquid velocities, wall friction, VVER

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UDC 621.039.58

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants, 2018, issue 5, 5:20