A new technique of measuring void fraction in magnetic fluid using electromagnetic induction was proposed. In order to establish the measuring method, a feasibility study was conducted experimentally with an aid of numerical analysis. From the results of static experiment and numerical analysis, it was obtained that there exists a linear relationship between the void fraction and the measured electromotive force, when induction coils were connected in series for Helmholtz excitation coils, regardless of distribution of air bubbles in magnetic fluid. By applying the calibrated linear relationship to actual two-phase situations, it was revealed that the proposed method yielded quite reasonable account for measuring the void fraction, showing excellent agreement with the mechanical measured data in the two-phase flow apparatus, and with the published correlation of the drift flux model. From the results of the present investigation, it was proved that the proposed technique is feasible for the actual measurement of void fraction in two-phase flow of magnetic fluid.
Measurement of Void Fraction in Magnetic Fluid Using Electromagnetic Induction
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division January 31, 2001; revised manuscript received October 30, 2002. Editor: S. Ceccio.
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Shuchi, S., Yamaguchi , H., and Takemura, M. (June 9, 2003). "Measurement of Void Fraction in Magnetic Fluid Using Electromagnetic Induction ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. May 2003; 125(3): 479–485. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1566049
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