WIT Press


Large Amplitude Waves In A Slug Tracking Scheme

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF090091

Volume

63

Pages

11

Page Range

99 - 109

Published

2009

Size

496 kb

Author(s)

A. De Leebeeck & O. J. Nydal

Abstract

Large amplitude roll waves are incorporated into a previously developed slug tracking scheme for two phase gas-liquid pipe flow. The applicability of the tracking scheme to large amplitude waves is demonstrated with a simplified model for the waves. The waves are modelled analogous to slugs on a moving grid with corresponding wave velocities and a pressure variation determined using an orifice type relation. Slugs and waves in the tracking scheme are separated by regions of stratified flow, which are modelled on a stationary grid using the two-fluid model. The computational scheme is described, compared to experimental data on roll waves, and some wave dynamics such as waves developing to slugs and slugs decaying to waves are demonstrated. Keywords: roll waves, tracking, two phase pipe flow, modelling.

Keywords

roll waves, tracking, two phase pipe flow, modelling