Oil Sands Slurry Flow in Flexible Pipe

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Samuel Frimpong, Oluropo Rufus Ayodele, Jozef Szymanski

School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 220 CEB, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G7

J. Fluids Eng 126(1), 133-138 (Feb 19, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637929 History: Received December 06, 2002; Revised September 21, 2003; Online February 19, 2004
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Impingement and Nomenclature in Flexible Pipes (Sources: Edwards et al., 2001)
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Pipe Flow Configuration
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Plot of qs Profile (Total Flow Rate Variation at High Elbow Angle)
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Plot of qs Profile (Total Flow Rate Variation at Low Elbow Angle)
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Plot of qs Profile (Diameter Variation)
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Plot of qc Profile (Elbow Angle Variation)
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Plot of qs Profile (Elbow Angle Variation)



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