International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

CFD Investigation of Parameters Affecting Oil-Water Stratified Flow in a Channel

Satish Kumar Dewangan
Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

Santosh Kumar Senapati
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

Vivek Deshmukh
Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

DOI https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.4.049

Received on October 21, 2019
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Accepted on April 12, 2020

Abstract

Stratified flow is a common occurrence for various internal flow based industrial multiphase flow patterns. This involves fully or partially well-defined interface which continuously evolve with space and time. Hence stratified flow analysis essentially involves proper interface capturing approach. The present work focuses on the numerical analysis of oil-water stratified pattern using the Coupled level set and volume of fluid method (CLSVOF) in ANSYS Fluent in a two-dimensional channel. The work involves predicting the effect of density ratio, kinematic viscosity and surface tension coefficient on the mixture velocity and total pressure changes. At outset, the final conclusions may be gainfully employed in oil transportation pipeline, chemical industries and in pipeline flow control administration, etc.

Keywords- Stratified flow, Multiphase flow, Level set method, Volume of fluid, CLSVOF.

Citation

Dewangan, S. K., Senapati, S. K., & Deshmukh, V. (2020). CFD Investigation of Parameters Affecting Oil-Water Stratified Flow in a Channel. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 5(4), 602-613. https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.4.049.

Conflict of Interest

The authors confirm that there is no conflict of interest to declare for this publication.

Acknowledgements

Authors acknowledge NIT Raipur (CG), India for extending computational and library support.

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