Slurry Flow in Pipe Networks

by Don J. Wood, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 57-70


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The basic equations for steady-state flow of a solid-liquid slurry in a network of pipes are developed. The equations are expressed in terms of unknown flow rates and solids concentrations for each pipe in the network. Two sets of simultaneous algebraic equations are obtained. These are nonlinear and a direct solution of the equation sets is not possible. A procedure for solving the equations based on linearization of nonlinear terms is descirbed. This procedure requires several trials and converges rapidly. A computer program was developed based on the proposed method and an example system is analyzed using this program and the results are presented.

Subject Headings: Solids flow | Pipe flow | Pipe networks | Slurries | Slurry pipelines | System analysis | Steady states | Steady flow

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