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Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. (2021)
Thesis
ALAITA, D.A. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603672

Multi-phase flow is the type of flow common in the oil and gas industry, as oil reservoirs contain mixtures of oil, gas and water with sand particles from sandstone reservoirs. Accurate design of oil and gas production equipment greatly depends on de... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of multi-phase flow transition in presence of solid particles..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. (2021)
Thesis
AL-MASHHADANIE, H.A.J. 2021. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603660

Fractured media exist in most layers of the earth's crust, often dominating bulk properties of subsurface geological formations. Therefore, fractured media are involved in many key engineering sectors that impact humans living on Earth. Fractured for... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of fluid flow inside fractured reservoirs..

Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. (2020)
Thesis
SURI, Y. 2020. Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The distribution of proppant injected in hydraulic fractures significantly affects fracture-conductivity and well-performance. The proppant transport and suspension in thin fracturing fluid used in unconventional reservoirs are considerably differe... Read More about Numerical simulation of fluid flow, proppant transport and fracture propagation in hydraulic fractures for unconventional reservoirs..

Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry. (2020)
Thesis
ADEWOYE, A.J. 2020. Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357822

Hydrocyclone is used to separate particles from produced water. It can be used in different industries, including oil and gas, water treatment and pharmaceutical (among others). The hydrocyclone can effectively separate particles larger than 10μm, bu... Read More about Improvement to hydrocyclone used in separating particles from produced water in the oil and gas industry..

Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. [Dataset] (2020)
Dataset
ISLAM, S., HOSSAIN, M. and SURI, Y. 2020. Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. [Dataset]. Hosted on Mendeley Data [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17632/sdzxzd9krm.1

The aim of this research was to find a dynamic and integrated numerical model that uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique to model the fluid flow with proppant transport and Extended finite element method (XFEM) to model the fracture propa... Read More about Proppant transport in dynamically propagating hydraulic fractures using CFD-XFEM approach. [Dataset].

CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes. (2020)
Thesis
ASIEGBU, N.M. 2020. CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Internal multiphase flow-induced vibration (MFIV) in pipe bends poses serious problems in oil and gas, nuclear and chemical flow systems. The problems include: high amplitude displacement of the pipe structure due to resonance; fatigue failure due to... Read More about CFD modelling of flow-induced vibration under multiphase flow regimes..

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. (2016)
Thesis
TEBOWEI, R. 2016. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids in multiphase pipelines could be severely hindered by particulate solids deposit - such as the sand particles that can accompany hydrocarbon production. Knowledge of the flow characteristics of... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends..

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. (2012)
Thesis
ISLAM, S.Z. 2012. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Modern technological advancements in our lifestyle have caused a significant increase in the consumption of energy. With this growing demand, people are more concerned about the rational use of existing limited energy and searching for alternative fo... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics modelling of PEM fuel cells to investigate transport limitations..