Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Ali Hussab, Hussein


Experimental Investigation of The Steady Motion of Spherical- Cap Bubble

Hussein Ali Hussab; Mohsin Abbas Mashay

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 12, Pages 2325-2336

The aim of the present work is to study the hydrodynamics of sphericalcap
bubble, rise bubble velocity, shape of bubble, and drag coefficient. The
experimental work of two-phase ,air-water system was carried out using a Perspex
column of 14.5 cm diameter and 180 cm height. A known volume of air was
supplied to the cup from a syringe. The single gas bubble rose through the
entrance region by turning the cup instantaneously. The rise bubble velocity was
measured by visual observation. In order to measure the terminal velocity an
electronic timer (Stop-Watch) was used. The drag coefficient of air spherica–l cap
bubble rising in water was measured and found to be a value between (2.8-3.8) for
all Reynolds number. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical
results of some investigators.