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Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems / Edition 1

Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems / Edition 1

by Salomon Levy, Levy Salomon


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Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems / Edition 1

The first comprehensive, real-world look at two-phase flowsystems-from one of the world's leading authorities on thesubject.

From his early works in the area of heat transfer research onboundary layer flows and two-phase flows to his role as one of thelead consultants following the Three Mile Island accident,internationally renowned engineer Salomon Levy has achieved anideal balance of theory and practice in his engineering career. InTwo-Phase Flow in Complex Systems, Dr. Levy's newest book, he drawson this breadth of experience to examine these systems in the realworld.

Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems offers a unique look at two-phaseflow phenomena (primarily gas and liquid) in a variety of systems,from water reactors to the global climate system. Focusing on theinteraction and simultaneous behavior of all the components in asystem, the book's approach departs significantly from conventionaltexts, which emphasize modeling of separate phenomena. The bookbegins with the formulation of an integrated program of experimentsand analytical tools, and describes experimentalaspects-specifically the scaling of test facilities-essential torepresenting the critical elements of the behavior of complexsystems. Subsequent chapters:
* Discuss system computer codes for predicting system behaviorduring transients and accidents.
* Examine flow pattern maps and flow pattern models.
* Describe typical limiting phenomena known to impact the safetyand cost of complex systems (including countercurrent limitingconditions and critical or choking flow).

The book also illustrates how the analysis used in understandingthe dynamics of a nuclear power system can be applied to the entireglobal climate system, including the phenomenon of global warming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471329671
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/02/1999
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

SALOMON LEVY is sole owner of Levy & Associates in San Jose,California; a member of the National Academy of Engineering; and arecipient of ASME International's highest honor, HonoraryMembership.

Table of Contents

Program for Testing and Analysis of Two-Phase Flow in ComplexSystems.

Testing Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems.

System Computer Codes.

Flow Patterns.

Limiting Mechanism of Countercurrent Flooding.

Critical Flow.

The Future of Two-Phase Flow in Complex Systems.

Other Two-Phase-Flow Complex Systems.


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