High-frame rate imaging of two-phase flow in a thin rectangular channel using fast neutrons

R. Zboray, I. Mor, V. Dangendorf, M. Stark, K. Tittelmeier, M. Cortesi, R. Adams

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    We have demonstrated the feasibility of performing high-frame-rate, fast neutron radiography of air-water two-phase flows in a thin channel with rectangular cross section. The experiments have been carried out at the accelerator facility of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. A polychromatic, high-intensity fast neutron beam with average energy of 6. MeV was produced by 11.5. MeV deuterons hitting a thick Be target. Image sequences down to 10. ms exposure times were obtained using a fast-neutron imaging detector developed in the context of fast-neutron resonance imaging. Different two-phase flow regimes such as bubbly slug and churn flows have been examined. Two phase flow parameters like the volumetric gas fraction, bubble size and mean bubble velocities have been measured. The first results are promising, improvements for future experiments are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)122-131
    Number of pages10
    JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
    StatePublished - Aug 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Radiation


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