Complexity of phase distribution in two-phase flow using composite multiscale entropy
Department of Mechanics and Applied Computer Science, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45 C, 15-351, Białystok, Poland
2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Poland
3 Department of Materials and Production Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45 C, 15-351, Białystok, Poland
Accepted: 10 August 2020
Published online: 17 August 2020
Multiphase flow in a minichannel is a complex phenomenon which shows various patterns dynamics including slugs and bubbles depending on gas/fluid component flow rates. In this paper, air and water–glycerol mixed fluid flow has been studied. In the experiment, the volume flow rates of air and water–glycerol were changing. We studied transition of bubbles to slugs two-phase flow patterns by using multiscale entropy approach to digital camera signals and identified various patterns. The results clearly indicate that the multiscale entropy is an important complexity measure dependent on the flow distribution of the gas phase in a water–glycerol content.
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