In relation to the development of the interfacial area transport equation, a precise database of the axial development of void fraction profile, interfacial area concentration and Sauter mean bubble diameter in an adiabatic nitrogen-water bubbly flow in a 9 mm-diameter pipe was constructed for normal and microgravity conditions using stereo image-processing. The flow measurements were performed at four axial locations (axial distance from the inlet normalized by the pipe diameter, z/D = 5, 20, 40 and 60) and with various flows: superficial gas velocity of 0.00840–0.0298 m/s, and superficial liquid velocity of 0.138–0.914 m/s. The effect of gravity on radial distribution of bubbles and the axial development of two-phase flow parameters is discussed in detail based on the obtained database and visual observation.

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