Motion of a Solid Particle in a Water Flow Inside a Pipe

  • Salah Zouaoui
  • Aomar Ait AiderEmail author
  • Hassane Djebouri
  • Kamal Mohammedi
  • Sofiane Khelladi
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This paper deals with modeling, simulation, and experimental solid/fluid flow in a pipe. Our approach focuses on particle interaction and motion behavior along the experimental section of a pipe. The motion of large calibrated beads of alumina in a turbulent water flow in a horizontal pipe is experimentally investigated. We also present an experimental study of the hydraulic transport of big solid particles in a horizontal pipe. Particle motion in the liquid is captured with a CCD camera. For image processing, a computing code is developed in order to visualize the particle trajectories. The modeling and simulation of the movement of a solid particle in a liquid flow are done. Modeled trajectories compared with experimental results show good agreement.


Solid transport Two-phase flow Carriage Saltation Hydraulic transport Image processing 



This research was supported by the DynFluid Laboratory at Arts et Métiers ParisTech. We would like to express our gratitude to Pr. Farid BAKIR for his assistance in the design and development of the experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salah Zouaoui
    • 1
  • Aomar Ait Aider
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hassane Djebouri
    • 1
  • Kamal Mohammedi
    • 2
  • Sofiane Khelladi
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou, Laboratoire de Mécanique Structure et Energétique (LMSE)Tizi OuzouAlgeria
  2. 2.Université M’hamed Bougara Boumerdès, Laboratoire d’Energétique Mécanique et Ingénierie (LEMI), MESOnexusteamBoumerdèsAlgeria
  3. 3.Arts et Metiers ParisTech, DynFluidParisFrance

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