Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics.
Tebowei, Roland; Hossain, Mamdud; Islam, Sheikh Zahidul; Droubi, Mohamad Ghazi; Oluyemi, Gbenga
Doctor Mamdud Hossain email@example.com
Sheikh Zahidul Islam
Mohamad Ghazi Droubi
A CFD model has been implemented to investigate the effects the pipe undulation on sand transport. Of particular interest of the present study is the sand deposition in small angled V-inclined bend relevant to oil and gas subsea flowlines where sand deposition could be a major problem. The model used is the two-fluid Eulerian-Eulerian model with the granular temperature to tackle the solid phase properties. A number of sub-models for tackling solid-fluid and fluid-fluid interaction has been incorporated in the modelling frame work to capture the transition of flow regimes. The simulation results show that the seemingly small angled V-inclined has significant impact on sand disposition compared to the horizontal section. Sand is deposited at the downstream section of the V-inclined pipe at much higher velocities compared to the minimum transport velocity of the horizontal pipe.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2018|
|Journal||Journal of petroleum science and engineering|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||TEBOWEI, R., HOSSAIN, M., ISLAM, S.Z., DROUBI, M.G. and OLUYEMI, G. 2018. Investigation of sand transport in an undulated pipe using computational fluid dynamics. Journal of petroleum science and engineering [online], 162, pages 747-762. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2017.11.003|
|Keywords||Sand deposition; Eulerian model; V-inclined|
TEBOWEI 2018 Investigation of sand transport
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