As oppose to the tradition of the other chapters in this book and all other Potto project books, a description of what to expect in this chapter is provided. It is an attempt to explain and convince all the readers that the multi–phase flow must be included in introductory class on fluid mechanics. Hence, this chapter will explain the core concepts of the multiphase flow and their relationship, and importance to real world. This chapter will provide: a category of combination of phases, the concept of flow regimes, multi–phase flow parameters definitions, flow parameters effects on the flow regimes, partial discussion on speed of sound of different regimes, double choking phenomenon (hopefully), and calculation of pressure drop of simple homogeneous model. This chapter will introduce these concepts so that the engineer not only be able to understand a conversation on multi-phase but also, and more importantly, will know and understand the trends. However, this chapter will not provide a discussion of transient problems, phase change or transfer processes during flow, and actual calculation of pressure of the different regimes.
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