Remote control of gas-liquid flow in horizontal pipelines

Long liquid slugs reaching a length of several hundreds of pipe diameter may appear when transporting gas and liquid in horizontal or nearly horizontal pipelines.

These long slugs may cause system vibration, separator flooding, and operational problems for the downstream processing facilities. In this work, we develop a mathematical model for the remote control of slug flow by pulsating low frequency sound waves.

Long liquid slugs reaching a length of several hundreds of pipe diameter may appear when transporting gas and liquid in horizontal or nearly horizontal pipelines. These long slugs may cause system vibration, separator flooding, and operational problems for the downstream processing facilities. In this work, we develop a mathematical model for the remote control of slug flow by pulsating low frequency sound waves.

The PhD student will be trained and further develop existing mathematical models for the co-current gas/liquid flow in horizontal pipes. We will focus on the prediction of the flow configuration using cutting-edge methods, for a highly applied problem in the oil and gas industry in particular.

We are interested in pursuing this project and welcome applications if you are self-funded or have funding from other sources, including government sponsorships or your employer.

Please contact the supervisor when you want to pursue this project, citing the project title in your email, or find out more about our PhD programme in Mathematics.

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Dr Usama Kadri

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Email:
kadriu@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 75863

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