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CFD Modeling of Commercial Slurry Flow Through Horizontal Pipeline

  • Om ParkashEmail author
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Basant Singh Sikarwar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

In this paper, slurry flow characteristics of glass beads–water slurry has been studied in a pipe of 0.0549 m diameter using commercial software FLUENT. The study was carried out using Eulerian–Eulerian two-phase model with RNG K-epsilon model turbulence closure. The simulation was carried out for a glass bead particle of size 440 µm having efflux concentration ranging from 10 to 30% by volume with Prandtl fluid (Pr = 5.83) at different Reynolds number. The results of solid concentration contour, velocity contour, and pressure drop were predicted at different Reynolds numbers to analyze the slurry flow characteristics. The plot between pressure drop versus Reynolds number was plotted at different solid concentrations. The simulation results of the present study show good results with the experimental results of the literature. The present model shows the enhancement of suspension suitability of glass bead particles at a larger distance. Post-validation, parametric studies are carried out to study the effect of parameters.

Keywords

Slurry flow Horizontal pipeline Eulerian two-phase model Pressure drop 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Om Parkash
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arvind Kumar
    • 2
  • Basant Singh Sikarwar
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity University GurgaonGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.YMCA University of Science and TechnologyFaridabadIndia
  3. 3.Amity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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