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Modeling of Slug Dissipation and Generation in Gas-Liquid Hilly-Terrain Pipe Flow

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Hong-Quan Zhang, Eissa M. Al-Safran

TUFF, The University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

Subash S. Jayawardena

Shell Global Solutions US Inc., 3333 Highway 6 S., Houston, TX 77082

Clifford L. Redus

Redus Engineering, 612 Ingram Rd., Devine, TX 78016

Cem Sarica, James P. Brill

TUFFP, The University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(3), 161-168 (Aug 29, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1580847 History: Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 29, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

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Control volume (entire film zone, lF) used in modeling
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Test points located in a Taitel-Dukler flow pattern map for −2°
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Comparison of computed slug frequency with measurements at vSG=1.5 m/s
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Comparison of computed slug length to slug unit length ratio with measurements at vSG=1.1 m/s
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Comparison of computed slug length to slug unit length ratio with measurements at vSG=1.5 m/s
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Comparison of computed slug length to slug unit length ratio with measurements at vSG=2.1 m/s
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Comparison of computed slug length to slug unit length ratio with measurements at vSG=3.0 m/s

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