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Numerical Simulation of Two-phase Flow in U-bend Pipe

Mukund Kumar, Satish Kumar and Mukesh Sharma


Kerosene oil-water flow via U-bend pipe is numerically modelled using CFD using the Eulerian model in this paper. The computational and experimental findings are in agreement. The investigation involves the analysis of the flow characteristics and pressure drop in a U-bend pipe for the transportation of oil and water. The study encompasses a range of superficial velocities, ranging from 0.2 m/s to 1.0 m/s. The U-bend geometry influenced the downstream pattern of flow. A rise in oil velocity revealed a core-annular flow pattern. At lesser oil-water velocities, a stratified flow profile was identified, while at higher oil-water velocities, a dispersed flow profile was established. It was observed that the pressure gradient exhibited a positive correlation with the increasing flow rates of both water and kerosene. The results suggest appropriate operating parameters for designing U-bend pipefitting.

Published on: November 23, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s4-012
Citation: Kumar M, Kumar S, Sharma M. 2023. Numerical Simulation of Two-phase Flow in U-bend Pipe. NanoWorld J 9(S4): S69-S72.

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