Pressure Drop

  • Afshin J. Ghajar
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This chapter first presents parametric analysis of the pressure drop and then provides a brief review of the modeling techniques for determination of the pressure drop and recommendation of top-performing pressure drop correlations, followed by an illustrative example.


Two-phase flow Gas-liquid Flow pattern Horizontal and vertical flow Upward and downward inclined flow Pressure drop Pipe orientation Phase flow rates Pipe diameter Fluid properties Surface roughness Pressure gradient minimum Flow reversal Modeling Correlations 


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  • Afshin J. Ghajar
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  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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