Experimental study of the Taylor bubbles shear stress in an upward flow in a vertical tube

V. E. Nakoryakov, L. S. Timkin, R. S. Gorelik

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The modification of electrodiffusional method of the wall shear stress measurements is applied for registration of the Taylor bubble shear stress in an upward liquid flow. Time realization of shear is considered as a structure frozen into the flow, which moves together with a bubble. Experiments were carried out in laminar and transitional liquid flows. The wall shear stress in the liquid film around bubble averaged over the tube perimeter is presented for different flow Reynolds numbers and different lengths of the bubble.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-292
Number of pages12
JournalThermophysics and Aeromechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • double shear stress probe
  • electrodiffusional method
  • slug flow
  • Taylor bubble
  • wall shear stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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