Efforts in multiphase flow characterization and modeling focus on investigating and characterizing the behavior and phase distribution of multiphase flow under a wide spectrum of operating conditions ranging from near atmospheric pressure and ambient temperatures in air/water systems, to more realistic conditions involving high pressures (e.g., 3,600 psi), high-viscosity, and hydrocarbon fluids.
This area also encompasses the development of correlations, mechanistic models, and the use of commercial one-dimensional multiphase flow modeling software, such as OLGA or FloCAD (Sinda/Fluint) and computational fluid dynamics in modeling multiphase flows in a variety of applications.
Slug Flow Characterization
Stratified Wavy Flow Visualization in 3-inch Pipe at 3,600 psig
Liquid Entrainment—Axial Flow Visualization at 3,600 psig