RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Capsule-Pipelining—An Improved Theoretical Analysis

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V. K. Garg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

J. Fluids Eng 99(4), 763-771 (Dec 01, 1977) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448903 History: Received February 01, 1975; Revised November 01, 1975; Online October 12, 2010


This paper provides an improvement over the earlier theoretical analysis for a rigid, frictionless, cylindrical capsule moving parallel to the horizontal pipe wall (Garg and Round [1]) by taking into account the effects of friction between the capsule and pipe surfaces and of nonuniform clearance over the capsule length. It is found that these effects markedly affect the energy requirements suggesting, thereby, an optimum operation of the capsule-pipeline system. The theoretical results are also compared with the available experimental data.

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