International Journal of Multiphase Flow 75 (2015) 26–38 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect International Journal of Multiphase Flow journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ijmulﬂow An indirect criterion for the laminar to turbulent ﬂow transition in shear-driven annular liquid ﬁlms a,⇑ b,1 c,2 Andrea Cioncolini , Davide Del Col , John R. Thome School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, George Begg Building, M1 3BB Manchester, United Kingdom Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – EPFL, EPFL-STI-IGM-LTCM, Station 9, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: An indirect method to identify the laminar to turbulent ﬂow transition in shear-driven annular liquid Received 9 December 2014 ﬁlms has been developed and used, together with literature measurements of the velocity proﬁle, to Received in revised form 24 April 2015 approximately resolve the near wall structure in shear-driven annular liquid ﬁlms. The limits between Accepted 5 May 2015 the laminar sublayer and the buffer layer and between the buffer layer and the turbulent layer have been Available online 15 May 2015 found to correspond to about 9
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