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A Comparison of Experimental Results and FLUENT Simulations for Void-Fraction Distribution in a Two-Phase System

R. Saksena, P. Satyamurthy, P. Munshi

Nuclear Technology

Volume 163 / Number 3 / September 2008 / Pages 426-434


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This work focuses on the comparison between the results obtained by gamma-ray tomography (experimental) and the FLUENT code (simulation). The physical property targeted here is the void distribution in the riser leg of a mercury-nitrogen flow system. Multiplicative algebraic reconstruction technique (MART) algorithms have been used for the tomographic image reconstruction. A comparison of the predicted and the experimental results shows that experimental numbers are consistently lower than FLUENT predictions.

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