Flow Distribution Prediction of Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flow in Y-Shaped Branch Pipeline
This paper reported characteristics of gas-solid two-phase flow for a Y-shaped branch pipe. Y-shaped branch pipeline with one fixed and one adjustable branch angle was built up. Micro-glass bead and millet particles with similar diameter and different solid density were conveyed in this experimental system. As a result, trend of solids mass ratio flowing in changeable branch was used to predict flow distribution characteristics experimentally. It was found that the solids flow distribution of the two materials had similar trend and were significantly affected by the branch angle and gas velocity. Finally, a calculating equation to predict the solids flow distribution of branch pipe was achieved based on experimental data, which had good accuracy.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
G. B. Duan et al., "Flow Distribution Prediction of Gas-Solid Two-Phase Flow in Y-Shaped Branch Pipeline", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 2242-2245, 2011