CFD Simulation to Study Flow Characteristics in Cylindrical Gas-Liquid Cyclone Separator

실린더형 기-액 원심분리기 내의 유동특성 연구를 위한 CFD 시뮬레이션

Park, Gyung-Do;Park, Jong-Chun;Kim, Kyung-Mi

  • Received : 2014.04.02
  • Accepted : 2014.08.19
  • Published : 2014.08.30


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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Supported by : 한국산업기술평가관리원(KEIT)