In this study the flow patterns of air-water two phase flows have been investigated experimentally in a vertical mini pipe. The flow regimes observed by 1200 fps high speed video recorder in the pipe with diameters of 2, 3 and 4 mm having the length of 27, 31 and 25cm, respectively. The comprehensive visualization of air water two phase flow in a vertical mini pipe has been performed to realize the physics of such two phase flow. Different flow patterns of air–water flow were observed simultaneously in the mini pipe at different values of air and water flow rates. Consequently the flow pattern map proposed for flow in mini-pipe in terms of superficial velocities of liquid and gas phases. The resulted flow pattern map is compared with those of other researchers in the existing literatures.

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