Introduction to Multiphase Flow

Basic Concepts, Applications and Modelling

  • George Yadigaroglu
  • Geoffrey F. Hewitt

Part of the Zurich Lectures on Multiphase Flow book series (ZLMF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. George Yadigaroglu, Gad Hetsroni
    Pages 1-37
  3. Geoffrey F. Hewitt, George Yadigaroglu
    Pages 39-77
  4. George Yadigaroglu
    Pages 79-94
  5. George Yadigaroglu, Gad Hetsroni, Geoffrey F. Hewitt
    Pages 95-140
  6. George Yadigaroglu
    Pages 141-170
  7. George Yadigaroglu
    Pages 171-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-214

About this book


This book is the maiden volume in a new series devoted to lectures delivered through the annual seminars “Short Courses on Multiphase Flow,” held primarily at ETH Zurich continuously since 1984. The Zurich short courses, presented by prominent specialists in the various topics covered, have attracted a very large number of participants. This series presents fully updated and when necessary re-grouped lectures in a number of topical volumes.

The collection aims at giving a condensed, critical and up-to-date view of basic knowledge on multiphase flows in relation to systems and phenomena encountered in industrial applications.

The present volume covers the background of Multiphase Flows (MPF) that introduces the reader to the particular nature and complexity of multiphase flows and to basic but critical aspects of MPFs including concepts and the definition of the quantities of interest, an introduction to modelling strategies for MPFs, flow regimes, flow regime maps and transition criteria. It also deals with the ubiquitous needs of the multiphase-flow modeller, namely pressure drop and phase distribution, i.e., the void fraction and the topology of the phases that determines the flow regimes. 


Multi-phase flow void fraction pressure drop in multiphase flow modelling strategies for multiphase flows Zurich Short Courses on Multiphase Flows

Editors and affiliations

  • George Yadigaroglu
    • 1
  • Geoffrey F. Hewitt
    • 2
  1. 1.ETH Zurich ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemical EngineeringImperial College London Dept. of Chemical EngineeringLondonUnited Kingdom

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