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CFD Simulation to Study Flow Characteristics in Cylindrical Gas-Liquid Cyclone Separator
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CFD Simulation to Study Flow Characteristics in Cylindrical Gas-Liquid Cyclone Separator
Park, Gyung-Do; Park, Jong-Chun; Kim, Kyung-Mi;
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In this paper, the numerical simulation of the gas-liquid flow in a cylinder cyclone separator is performed to investigate the flow characteristics using a commercial software, FLUENT, which solves the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes(RaNS) equations. First, a single-phase flow with water in a gas-liquid cylinder cyclone(GLCC) separator is simulated and compared with the experiments(Farchi, 1990) and numerical simulations(Erdal, 1997). Then, the characteristics of the multi-phase flow for water-air, mud-only, and mud-air cases are discussed in the view point of the feasibilities for a mud handling system.
Multiphase flow;Swirl flow;Cyclone separator;Mud-gas separation;Computational fluid dynamics;
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