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CFD Analysis of Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP) Handling Two-Phase Mixtures

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José Caridad

Universidad Simón Bolı́var, Laboratorio de Conversión de Energı́a Mecánica, Caracas-Venezuela

Frank Kenyery

Universidad Simón Bolı́var, Laboratorio de Conversión de Energı́a Mecánica, Caracas-Venezuela

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(2), 99-104 (Jun 22, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1725156 History: Received July 01, 2002; Revised February 01, 2004; Online June 22, 2004
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General view of the centrifugal pump impeller studied
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Final mesh (Grid D) (27552 elements)
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Pump Performance for single-phase flow
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Pump Performance for two-phase flow (GVF=10% and d=0.1 mm)
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Pump Performance for two-phase flow (GVF=15% and d=0.1 mm)
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Pump Performance for two-phase flow (GVF=17% and d=0.1 mm)
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Phases Distribution within the Impeller for Different Flow Conditions

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