ISBN Print: 0-8493-9925-4
Research in two-phase flow and heat transfer with change of phase currently emphasizes the dynamics of two-phase flows, flow boiling, and flow condensation. This work is motivated in large part by the great need to understand better the physical phenomena taking place in various conventional and nuclear energy conversion/production systems. This research is directed to developing the capability to improve thermal efficiency and to optimize the design of such systems, and more precisely evaluate the safety aspects of these systems. Major research programs are being conducted in government, industry, and university laboratories in both Japan and the United States. The Japanese work is characterized as rather fundamental whereas the U.S. workers have a tendency to deal with more applied work.
These proceedings of the third Japan-U.S. Seminar on Two-Phase Flow Dynamics, held in Ohtsu, Japan in July 1988, feature a broad review of the status of research relating to two-phase flow dynamics both with and without phase change. The papers cover fundamental equations and closure laws, flow regime modeling and dynamics, phase separation and distribution phenomena, wave and shock phenomena and critical flows, and forced convective and post-dryout heat transfer.