multiphase flow


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multiphase flow

[′məl·tə‚fāz ‚flō]
(chemical engineering)
Mixture of two or more distinct phases (such as oil, water, and gas) flowing through a closed conduit.
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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.
Multiphase flow, 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 26: 583-607.
Richter, "Flooding in tubes and annuli," International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol.
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, vol.