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Unified Model for Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow via Slug Dynamics—Part 2: Model Validation

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Hong-Quan Zhang, Qian Wang, Cem Sarica, James P. Brill

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

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(4), 274-283 (Nov 18, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1615618 History: Received July 01, 2002; Revised April 01, 2003; Online November 18, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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References

Zhang, H.-Q., Wang, Q., Sarica, C., and Brill, J. P., 2003, “Unified Model for Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow Via Slug Dynamics—Part 1: Model Development,” Submitted to ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol. .
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Figures

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Comparison with Mulherjee 4 for upward flows (air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm)
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Comparison with Mukherjee 4 for horizontal and downward flows (air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm)
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Comparison with Mukherjee 4 with viscous lubeoil as liquid phase (air/lubeoil, d=38.1 mm)
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Comparison with Shoham 6 (air/water, horizontal)
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Influence of slight inclination on transition boundary at horizontal position (predicted by model for air/water, d=25.4 mm,p=3.0 bar)
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Comparison with Shoham 6 for upward flows (air/water, d=25.4 mm)
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Comparison with Shoham 6 for downward flows (air/water, 7d=25.4 mm)
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Comparison with Shoham 6 for upward and downward flows (air/water, d=51 mm)
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Comparison with Kokal 2 for upward, horizontal and downward flows (air/light-machine-oil, d=25.8 mm)
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Comparison with Kokal 2 for upward, horizontal and downward flows (air/light-machine-oil, d=51.2 mm)
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Comparison with Kokal 2 for Near Horizontal Flows (air/light-machine-oil, d=76.3 mm)
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Comparison with Manabe et al. 2 (natural-gas/crude-oil, d=51 mm,p=450 psia)
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Pressure Gradient (Cheremisinoff 7, stratified, air/water, d=63.5 mm,0=0 deg)
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Pressure Gradient (Andritsos 8, stratified, air/water, d=25.2 mm,0=0 deg)
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Pressure Gradient (Asali 9, annular, air/aquiglycerine, d=42 mm,0=90 deg, no entrainment)
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Film thickness (Asali 9, annular, air/aquiglycerine, d=42 mm,0=90 deg, no entrainment)
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Pressure Gradient (Asali 9, annular, air/water 0=90 deg, with entrainment)
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Film thickness (Asali 9, annular, air/water 0=90 deg, with entrainment)
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Pressure Gradient in Slug (Kouba 10, air/kerosene, d=76.2 mm, horizontal)
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Liquid Holdup (Kouba 10, air/kerosene, d=76.2 mm, horizontal)
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Slug Frequency (Kouba 10, air/kerosene, d=76.2 mm, horizontal
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Pressure Gradient (Felizola 11, slug, air/kerosene, d=51 mm, upward inclined)
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Liquid Holdup (Felizola, 11, slug, air/kerosene, d=51 mm, upward inclined)
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Slug Frequency (Felizola, 11, slug, air/kerosene, d=51 mm, upward inclined)
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Pressure Gradient (Mukherjee 4, air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm, upward inclined)
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Liquid Holdup (Mukherjee 4, air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm, upward inclined)
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Pressure Gradient (Mukherjee 4, air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm, downward inclined)
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Liquid Holdup (Mukherjee 4, air/kerosene, d=38.1 mm, downward inclined)

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