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Measurements of the diameter of rising gas bubbles by means of the ultrasound transit time technique

T. Richter1 , O. Keplinger2 , E. Strumpf2 , T. Wondrak2 , K. Eckert2 , S. Eckert2 , S. Odenbach1

1 Chair of Magnetofluiddynamics, Measuring and Automation Technology, Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Technische Universität Dresden, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
2 MHD Department, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden--Rossendorf (HZDR), PO Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden, Germany

This study presents ultrasound transit time technique (UTTT) measurements of single Ar bubbles rising in GaInSn under an applied magnetic field. Two setups were used to analyze the bubble rise, which led to differently oriented zig-zag trajectories. UTTT is able to visualize the bubble trajectory and to measure the variations of the apparent bubble diameters associated with the zig-zag trajectory. Due to the straightening of the bubble trajectories with increasing magnetic field, an increase of the apparent bubble diameter was detected. Tables 2, Figs 9, Refs 16.

Magnetohydrodynamics 53, No. 2, 383-392, 2017 [PDF, 0.49 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X