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CFD-based modeling of multiphase flows: from spout beds to hydraulic fracturing

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  • Author / Creator
    Reza, Md Omar
  • This work is devoted to the CFD analysis of multiphase flow using Euler-Euler model. In particular, Euler-Euler multiphase model is applied to study numerically the behaviour of gas-solid system and solid-liquid system. The main objective of this work is to validate Euler-Euler multiphase model available by commercial software FLUENT 14.0 against experimental results published by He et. al. The comparison of simulation results showed acceptable agreement in the spout and good agreement in the fountain of a spout bed. We also study the influence of basic parameters on the model performances. Second part of this work is devoted to the CFD analysis of hydraulic fracturing which is also a multiphase flow system where solid and liquid phase is present.

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  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3XS5JR0J
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Nikrityuk, Petr (Chemical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ghaemi, Sina (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Sanders, Sean (Chemical Engineering)
    • Eskin, Dmitry (Schlumberger Canada)