A comprehensive study on multiphase flow through annular pipe using CFD approach

Alamgir Hossain, Rasel A. Sultan, Raian Nur Islam, Satya Brata Das, Sharodia Majumder, Mohammad Azizur Rahman, Sohrab Zendehboudi

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Abstract

The objective of the study is to analyze three-dimensional fluid flow through annular pipeline with multiphase fluids using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. ANSYS Fluent version 16 platform is used to perform the simulation. Eulerian model with Reynolds Stress Model (RSM) turbulence closure is adopted to analyze multiphase fluid flow in annular flow line. The results are validated with existing experimental data and empirical correlations. A robust simulation model is developed that can be used further for different applied cases. Geometry and boundary conditions of flow are adopted from experimental works to validate the simulation. The sensitivity analysis is also conducted to observe the flow characteristics. Fluid inlet velocity of distinct phases, inner pipe rotation and eccentricity are used as input or independent parameter and pressure gradient (pressure loss per unit length) and local concentration profile at different sections of geometry are the primary output parameter to analyze. The key results show that changing inner pipe rotation and eccentricity have a significant impact on output pressure and local particle distribution which eventually help to find way out from particle blockage. The outcome of this study will help oil and gas industry in designing the pipeline.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2017
EditorsMaglub Al Nur, Mohammad Ali, S. Reaz Ahmed
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2018
Event12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2017 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 20 Dec 201722 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1980
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2017
CountryBangladesh
CityDhaka
Period20/12/1722/12/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hossain, A., Sultan, R. A., Islam, R. N., Das, S. B., Majumder, S., Rahman, M. A., & Zendehboudi, S. (2018). A comprehensive study on multiphase flow through annular pipe using CFD approach. In M. Al Nur, M. Ali, & S. R. Ahmed (Eds.), International Conference on Mechanical Engineering: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICME 2017 [040025] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1980). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5044335