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Kinematic Friction
Slurry Pipeline Flow
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University of Alberta
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Gillies, Daniel P
Supervisor and department
Sanders, Sean (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
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Elias, Anastasia (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering) - Chair
Kresta, Suzanne (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Lipsett, Michael (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Chemical Engineering
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Master of Science
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Slurries of four particle types in water were tested in a 75 mm diameter pipeline loop. The particles were chosen in order to study the effects of particle density and size on the kinematic component of slurry friction losses. Experiments where pressure loss was measured as a function of velocity were conducted and the data collected were used, along with data previously collected by other researchers, to create a new correlation to predict the particle friction factor, fs, for prediction of the kinematic friction loss component of slurry friction losses. Four methods were studied and compared for determining the maximum particle concentration, C∞. It is recommended that the pipeline method be used to get very accurate predictions of C∞. Future work should be performed to expand the new fs correlation for slurries containing particles with broad size distributions and slurries containing particles with different densities.
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Citation for previous publication
Gillies, D, R S Sanders, "Determining the maximum coarse particle concentration (C∞) for slurry pipeline flows", Proc. Hydrotransport 18, BHR Group, Cranfield, U.K., 105-115, 2010.

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