A Mathematical Model for Predicting Concentration Profiles in Liquid-Solid Fine Slurry Pipe Flows

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R. M. Satchwell, M. P. Sharma

Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. 82071

R. L. Miller

Chemical Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo. 80401

J. Energy Resour. Technol 110(3), 141-145 (Sep 01, 1988) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231373 History: Received February 12, 1987; Revised May 18, 1988; Online October 22, 2009


Radial solid concentration profile distributions are often present in pipe flows of fine particle slurries, and play a dominant role in controlling the behavior of the flow. This paper presents a mathematical model for predicting such profiles from actual pressure drop data. The model is based on the concepts of “layered pseudo-homogeneous non-Newtonian fluids.” Preliminary results of studies with this model are discussed.

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