join us on facebook win prizes
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Physics of Gas-Liquid Flows by Thomas J. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Hanratty

Physics of Gas-Liquid Flows


Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.


Physics of Gas-Liquid Flows by Thomas J. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Hanratty

Presenting tools for understanding the behaviour of gas-liquid flows based on the ways large scale behaviour relates to small scale interactions, this text is ideal for engineers seeking to enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas pipelines, water-cooled nuclear reactors, absorbers, distillation columns and gas lift pumps. The review of advanced concepts in fluid mechanics enables both graduate students and practising engineers to tackle the scientific literature and engage in advanced research. It focuses on gas-liquid flow in pipes as a simple system with meaningful experimental data. This unified theory develops design equations for predicting drop size, frictional pressure losses and slug frequency, which can be used to determine flow regimes, the effects of pipe diameter, liquid viscosity and gas density. It describes the effect of wavy boundaries and temporal oscillations on turbulent flows, and explains transition between phases, which is key to understanding the behaviour of gas-liquid flows.

About the Author

Thomas J. Hanratty is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was a leader in establishing industrially important multiphase flow as a new academic discipline, by relating macroscopic behaviour to small scale interactions. His research has been recognised by nine awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, Ohio State University, Villanova University and the University of Illinois. He was the inaugural winner of the International Multiphase Flow Prize. Hanratty was named as one of the influential chemical engineers of the modern era at the AIChE centennial Celebration in 2008. He has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

31st October 2013


Thomas J. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Hanratty

More books by Thomas J. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Hanratty
Author 'Like for Like'


Cambridge University Press


354 pages


Mechanics of fluids
Fluid mechanics



I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith