Fluid Streams in Two-Phase Systems

  • Massoud Kaviany
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


In this chapter we examine the representation (i.e., modeling) of fluid streams in two-phase systems using an effective, single medium. In this effective medium, the two phases are assumed to be in local thermal equilibrium. The flow and heat transfer in this effective medium is described by models which can be derived from the local volume (and time) averaging. Depending on the complexity of the phase distributions and the velocity fields, various assumptions and simplifications are made to arrive at models which can be used with a reasonable effort.


Heat Transfer Porous Medium Energy Equation Heat Mass Transfer Representative Elementary Volume 
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  • Massoud Kaviany
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied MechanicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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