Mechanical Engineering Department
The University of Akron
Comparison of Experimental Two-Phase Flow and Theoretical Poiseulle-Couette Flow at Low Reynolds Numbers
The fully developed air-water flow is studied experimentally in a high aspect ratio air-water tunnel facility with Pitot-tube and laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) measurements. The experimental techniques and consideration are explained in this article. The Poiseuille-Couette flow (PCF) with solid moving wall is simulated to facilitate the comparison of air-water flow with the smooth water surface and PCF with a solid wall.