12pm - 3pm - Amin Sharifi (Engineering)Modelling hydraulic fracturing, reservoir geomechanics, EOR, thermal/non-thermal recovery from heavy oil and conventional oil reservoirs, multiphase flow
in nanopores, well P&A.
The Petroleum Engineering Programme at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq) recently hosted an inaugural research planning workshop, 'Current Advancements and Challenges in Multiphase Flow
', to address a major challenge in the oil and gas industry.
, where systems use two or more phases such as particles in suspension, is used in a wide range of industrial processes such as food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, but a barrier to greater efficiency is the complexity of this flow.
A new transient multiphase flow
simulator is developed for real time operations, with focus on robustness, calculation speed and automatic calibration in order to continuously provide trustworthy results over time.
TRC-Q and Tamuq enjoy a long-standing partnership and they are currently engaged in several joint research projects together on topics relevant for the region: CO2 conversion, enhanced oil recovery, multiphase flow
and Nano-sensors for air quality.
Mechanical and chemical engineers present research findings on various aspects of multiphase flow
. Among their topics are instabilities in a shock interaction with a perturbed curtain of particles, characterizing time-averaged and temporal two-phase flow structures in aerated-liquid jets using X-ray diagnostics, finer theoretical aspects of the drift flux family of equations for simulating average volume fraction in multiphase flows
, the numerical investigation of sand erosion phenomenon of coated and uncoated vanes in a low-pressure gas turbine, and fluctuating hydrodynamics as a tool to investigate nucleation of cavitation bubbles.
Experimental study of the air-water shear flow in a hydraulic jump, International Journal of Multiphase Flow
Richter, "Flooding in tubes and annuli," International Journal of Multiphase Flow
During the molding process, a multiphase flow
is observed along the mold.
Although initially designed for incompressible multiphase flow
problems, streamline simulation has also been upgraded to model compressible systems in recent years [4-6].
DPM is a multiphase flow
model based on the Eulerian-Lagrangian method, in which the gas governing equation is solved as a continuous phase in the Euler coordinate system [12, 13].
Kimura, "Geothermal energy development and multiphase flows
," Japanese Journal of Multiphase Flow