Universal Curves Criteria

  • Eugene BarskyEmail author
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 93)


Affinization criterion for turbulent regimes was first obtained empirically. It was validated by analyzing a two-phase flow as a statistical system. The analysis of physical aspects of the process has allowed us to define new criteria for obtaining universal separation curves in transient and laminar flow regimes. It is shown that the entire range of flows can be covered by two parameters for obtaining universal curves. It has turned out that their ratio corresponds to the Reynolds criterion. Examples of practical application of these parameters are presented.


Universality Separation cures Reynolds number Archimedes number Distribution coefficient Generalizing criterion Turbulent Laminar and Transient flow regimes 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jerusalem College of EngineeringRamat Beit Ha-KeremIsrael

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