Slug Dynamics in Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow

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Hong-Quan Zhang, Subash S. Jayawardena, Clifford L. Redus, James P. Brill

TUFFP, The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(1), 14-21 (Jan 04, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483156 History: Received October 28, 1999; Revised January 04, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Computed slug frequency, compared with Andreussi et al. 3 data
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Flow pattern prediction compared with FLOPAT (−5 deg inclination)
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Pipeline configurations for slug dissipation and slug tracking calculations; (a) transition from uphill to downhill flow, (b) transition from horizontal to downhill flow
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Comparison of predicted and measured frequency versus dissipation distance
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Comparison of predicted and measured slug body to slug unit length ratio versus dissipation distance at −5 deg
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Dependence of dissipation distance on gas and liquid flow rates
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Variation of slug frequency along an inclined pipeline starting from horizontal flow (USL=USG=1 m/s)
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Control volume (Δz) used by previous investigators
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Control volume (the entire film zone, lf) used in present study
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Computed −dp/dz in the slug body, compared with Kouba 15 data
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Computed overall −dp/dx, compared with Stanislav et al. 16 data
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Computed film liquid holdup, compared with Kouba 15 data
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Computed film liquid holdup, compared with Andreussi et al. 3 data




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