Which is a simple yet accurate way to predict the type of flow in a rotating cylinder
Hi,
I am trying to find an empirical formula/graph/simple calculation that I can use to predict the flow pattern inside a horizontal rotating hollow cylinder. I intend*to find a method by which I can understand the onset of different flow patters (i.e. annular, rimming, pool .etc) by varying the liquid fill percentage and/or the rotational velocity of the cylinder. I want to find out such data for a variety of setups and hence am not using CFD or experimentation.
It would be of great help if anyone could suggest a source to find the same.
Regards,
Vinayak Krishnan
MSc. Mech. TU Delft
