Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

3D Simulation of Local Diesel-water Two Phases Flow in a Tube with Elbow

Authors
G.L. Xu, L.X. Cai, Z.L. Wang, C.L. Fu
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G.L. Xu
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.311How to use a DOI?
Keywords
CFD; VOF; Local two-phase flow; Water displacement
Abstract
Calculated local diesel-water two phases flow in a tube with elbow were compared with experimental data. The well-known volume of fluid (VOF) model combined with continuum surface tension (CSF) model and an interface geometric reconstruction method was used to simulate the flow phenomena by a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach. The simulated flow pattern, critical oil superficial velocity and water average velocity are in good agreement with the experiments, and reveal why severe internal corrosion occurs in some spots of pipelines. Hence, the water deposited in pipeline could be flushed out only when the oil flow rate exceeds the critical value.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.311How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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