The study considers algebraic turbulence modeling in adiabatic gas-liquid annular two-phase flow. After reviewing the existing literature, two new algebraic turbulence models are proposed for both the liquid film and the droplet laden gas core of annular two-phase flow. Both turbulence models are calibrated with experimental data taken from the open literature and their performance critically assessed. Although the proposed turbulence models reproduce the key parameters of annular flow well (average liquid film thickness and pressure gradient) and the predicted velocity profiles for the core flow compare favorably with available core flow velocity measurements, a more accurate experimental database is required to further improve the models accuracy and range of applicability. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.