A study of the modes of gassolids flow in pipelines
Mason, David John (1991) A study of the modes of gassolids flow in pipelines. PhD thesis, Thames Polytechnic.

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Abstract
A variety of gassolids flows can be observed in the pipeline of a pneumatic conveying system. These flows may be classified as one of three modes:
i. suspension flow;
ii. nonsuspension movingbed type flow;
iii. nonsuspension plug type flow.
The modes of flow that a bulk material can achieve are dependent upon its particle and bulk properties as well as the pipeline conditions. This work describes the development of mathematical models for these modes of flow as well as experimental investigations to determine the validity of the models proposed.
The modelling technique was based upon the solution of the conservation equations for interdispersed continua. Mathematical models for phenomena, such as the aerodynamic drag force between the conveying gas and particles, were added to the general mathematical model so that the flow of the gassolids mixture could be simulated. This resulted in successful development of models for the prediction of suspension flow and nonsuspension movingbed type flow.
In addition to providing data for validation of the mathematical models, the experimental programme produced a number of other observations. For example, it was found that the solids velocity in nonsuspension movingbed type flow could be determined nonintrusively by pressure measurements due to the variation in height of the movingbed with time at a fixed location. More importantly, observation of plug type flow has led to the proposal of a mechanism to describe the development of the flow along a pipeline.
Item Type:  Thesis (PhD) 

Additional Information:  uk.bl.ethos.314747 
Uncontrolled Keywords:  pneumatic conveying, fluid mechanics, solid state physics, pumping machinery, pipe fluid mechanics, 
Subjects:  Q Science > QC Physics 
School / Department / Research Groups:  School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Engineering Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering School of Engineering > Department of Computer & Communications Engineering Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering > Department of Computer & Communications Engineering 
Last Modified:  20 Jun 2016 15:14 
URI:  http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8686 
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