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Particle Contributions to Kinematic Friction in Slurry Pipeline Flow

  • Author / Creator
    Gillies, Daniel P
  • 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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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3W31B
  • 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)
    • Sanders, Sean (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Lipsett, Michael (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
    • Elias, Anastasia (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering) - Chair
    • Kresta, Suzanne (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)