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Title: Experimental investigation and CFD simulation of multiphase flow in a three phase pipe separator
Author: Afolabi, Eyitayo Amos
ISNI:       0000 0004 2739 6308
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis describes an experimental study and CFD simulation of the hydrodynamic behaviour of multiphase flow in a 30mm pipe separator. Stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (SPIV) technique was used for three-dimensional velocity measurements of water and air water flows in a pipe separator. The instantaneous and time averaged whole field velocities at three dimensional axial positions were recorded and velocity profiles across the diameter of the pipe separator extracted. Three-phase flow experiments were then conducted to determine the separation efficiency of the air-water-oil flow in a pipe separator. Numerical simulation of the single and multiphase flow behaviour within the separator was then performed through the commercially available CFD software ANSYS FLUENT.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRS ; TSI
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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