Date of Award

Fall 2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering


Nuclear Engineering

First Advisor

Mamoru Ishii

Committee Chair

Mamoru Ishii

Committee Member 1

Takashi Hibiki

Committee Member 2

Jun Chen


This research focus on experimentally studying the performance of the newly designed Droplet Capable Conductivity Probe (DCCP). ^ A literature review is performed to illustrate the development of current two-fluid model and interfacial area transport equation. Previous conductivity probe instrumentation is also reviewed. The limitations of current conductivity probe design are described and the necessity of developing DCCP is illustrated. ^ The concept of DCCP-2 and DCCP-4 are introduced and experiments are performed to benchmark the capability of DCCP-4.