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Investigation of Transition From Annular to Intermittent Flow in Pipes

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Avni Serdar Kaya

Petroleum Soft, Inc., Tulsa, OK 74133-1697

X. Tom Chen

Texaco EPTD, Humble, TX 77338

Cem Sarica

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 122 Hosler Building, University Park, PA 16802

James P. Brill

Department of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(1), 22-28 (Jan 04, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483157 History: Received October 24, 1998; Revised January 04, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Schematic diagram of annular flow
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (90 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (70 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (30 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (1 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (0 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (−1 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (−30 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (−80 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (−90 deg, 5.1 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (0 deg, 2.54 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (−90 deg, 2.54 cm pipe)
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Comparison of annular flow transition models (90 deg, 2.54 cm pipe)
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New model annular flow transition boundaries for different inclination angles (5.1 cm pipe)

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