Research title: Developing a Mechanistic Model for Four Phase (Oil/Water/Gas/Sand) Stratified Flow in Horizontal or Near Horizontal pipe
Start date: January 2013
I am currently working on a novel Mechanistic model for Four Phase (Oil/Water/Gas/Sand) stratified flow in horizontal or near horizontal pipe. Closure terms will be developed for this flow regime to couple hydraulics of liquid & gas phases with solid phase dynamic for better understanding of phase interactions. Effects of liquid and gas phases on sand critical transport velocity will be studied in this research.