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Modeling Solid Particle Erosion in Elbows and Plugged Tees

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Jeremy K. Edwards, Brenton S. McLaury, Siamack A. Shirazi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 123(4), 277-284 (Jun 07, 2001) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1413773 History: Received October 28, 1999; Revised June 07, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Comparison of predicted velocity profile with data of Enayet et al. 13 at β=30 deg
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Direct and random impingement mechanisms
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Sample particle trajectories for long-radius elbow (r/D=5.0)
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Sample particle trajectories for plugged tee
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Predicted erosion rates for standard elbow (r/D=1.5)
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Predicted erosion rates for long-radius elbow (r/D=5.0)
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Predicted erosion rates for plugged tee
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Nomenclature for elbow and plugged-tee geometries
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Comparison of predicted velocity profile with data of Enayet et al. 13 at β=75 deg
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Comparison of predicted velocity profile with data of Enayet et al. 13 at x/D=6.0 
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Comparison of normalized penetration rate prediction with data of Eyler 14
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Sample particle trajectories for standard elbow (r/D=1.5)

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