3D Simulation of Local Diesel-water Two Phases Flow in a Tube with Elbow
- G.L. Xu, L.X. Cai, Z.L. Wang, C.L. Fu
- Corresponding Author
- G.L. Xu
Available Online November 2015.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.311How to use a DOI?
- CFD; VOF; Local two-phase flow; Water displacement
- 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.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - G.L. Xu AU - L.X. Cai AU - Z.L. Wang AU - C.L. Fu PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - 3D Simulation of Local Diesel-water Two Phases Flow in a Tube with Elbow BT - 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.311 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.311 ID - Xu2015/11 ER -