A CFD Based Correlation for Erosion Factor for Long-Radius Elbows and Bends

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Jianrong Wang

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

Siamack A. Shirazi

Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104e-mail: siamack-shirazi@utulsa.edu

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(1), 26-34 (Mar 14, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1514674 History: Received February 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2002; Online March 14, 2003
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Predicted particle impact angle and impact number in the outer wall of bends
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Comparison of elbow radius factor for long radius elbow with experimental data and particle tracking (P.T.) results
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Comparison of simplified ERFr/D model prediction with P.T. results
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Comparison of simplified ERFr/D model prediction with P.T. results for oil
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Comparison of simplified ERFr/D model prediction with P.T. results for water
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Velocity measurement locations in a bend
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Comparison of model predicted penetration rates and experimental data of Bourgoyne
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Comparison of predicted penetration rates and experimental data of Tolle and Greenwood
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Comparison of predicted trend of penetration rates for an elbow with Eyler data
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Comparison of predicted penetration rates for two different r/D elbows with Bikbiaev data
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Definition of restitution of rebound
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Velocity profiles in 90 degree bend



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