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Multiphase Science and Technology
SJR: 0.124 SNIP: 0.222 CiteScore™: 0.26

ISSN Imprimir: 0276-1459
ISSN En Línea: 1943-6181

Multiphase Science and Technology

DOI: 10.1615/MultScienTechn.2018026266
pages 293-318

SIMULATION OF SAND–WATER SLURRY FLOWS THROUGH PIPELINE

Rahul Ohlan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, India
Manoj Kumar Gopaliya
C. V. Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
D. R. Kaushal
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

SINOPSIS

This paper presents the computational fluid dynamics modeling of two-phase (sand–water) flows through a 159-mm-diameter horizontal pipe for different mixture velocities and efflux concentrations with a particle size of 0.19 mm in diameter. The Eulerian multiphase model with standard k-ε turbulence closure equations is used in the simulation of mono-dispersed sand particles having a density of 2650 kg/m3. A comprehensive analysis is presented where the effect of the lift coefficient and different drag models on the prediction of the local solid concentration distribution across the pipe cross section at the outlet is also included.