Pressure Gradient Estimation for Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Flow in a Vertical Pipe Using CFD Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2014 IEEE. The objective of this study is to predict the pressure gradient for gas-liquid bubbly flow along a vertical pipeline by using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) numerical simulation. The CFD simulation is compared with experimental data obtained from the literature, which involves a vertical pipe with a length of 1.52 m and an inner diameter of 11.68 mm. Empirical correlations available in the literature are also applied for validation of simulation results. Pressure gradients predicted by the CFD model show a good agreement with the experimental data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xiong, X., Rahman, M. A., & Zhang, Y.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • September 2014