Pressure gradient estimation for two-phase gas/liquid flow in a vertical pipe using CFD

X. Xiong, M. A. Rahman, Y. Zhang

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to predict the pressure gradient for gas-liquid bubbly flow along a vertical pipeline by using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) numerical simulation. The CFD simulation is compared with experimental data obtained from the literature, which involves a vertical pipe with a length of 1.52 m and an inner diameter of 11.68 mm. Empirical correlations available in the literature are also applied for validation of simulation results. Pressure gradients predicted by the CFD model show a good agreement with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479949182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2015
Event2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014 - St. John's, Canada
Duration: 14 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Publication series

Name2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014

Other

Other2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014
CountryCanada
CitySt. John's
Period14/9/1419/9/14

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Keywords

  • CFD
  • gas-liquid bubbly flow
  • pressure gradient
  • vertical pipe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Xiong, X., Rahman, M. A., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Pressure gradient estimation for two-phase gas/liquid flow in a vertical pipe using CFD. In 2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014 [7003286] (2014 Oceans - St. John's, OCEANS 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003286