Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

35, 2, pp. 263-284, Warsaw 1997

Thermodynamic and mechanical nonequilibrium in flashing flow with a shock wave in liquid-vapour mixture

Zbigniew Bilicki, Roman Kwidziński
The paper presents a theoretical model for two-phase liquid-vapour flow. The model is applied to description of the condensation within the shock wave region. Also, the experimental results of water-vapour flow with a stationary shock wave are presented where particular attention is paid to the measurements of flow parameters within the shock wave. The results of experiments support the assumptions accepted in proposed theoretical model.
Keywords: flow; shock wave; critical velocity; collapse of a vapour bubble