Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Modeling the simultaneous flow of gas and liquid or two-phase gas-liquid flow in pipes is a key aspect in petroleum production. These models can enhance our ability to estimate fluid properties, predict pressure loss, liquid holdup, and flow pattern, and to see the effects of introducing concepts such as heat transfer to the system. Modeling two-phase flow phenomenon also allows visualization of the interaction of one property or parameter to another. The understanding of heat transfer in two-phase gas-liquid flow is important for economic and optimized operations.;This work focuses on the design of a PC-Based Software for modeling the effect of convective heat transfer on flow patterns in two-phase gas-liquid flow in pipes at all inclinations from -90° to +90° from horizontal, with the utilization of a temperature and pressure traverse along the length of the pipe. The implementation of this model in a computer program involves substantial calculations and correlations, some of which require iterative procedures.
Afonja, Gbolahan, "A PC-based fluid and heat transfer analyzer for two-phase flow in pipes" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3241.