An analysis is performed for the solid-liquid slurry pipe flow in the homogeneous flow regime. The transport and concentration equations are constructed based on two-liquid postulation and modified Rouse-Schmidt diffusion relation. By considering the interphase interaction effects, a general k-e model is applied to describe the turbulent kinetic energy production and dissipation. Coupling with the physically-defined parameters, this model is able to obtain the axial velocities of the solid and liquid phases, the solid concentration distribution and the liquid turbulent kinetic energy and dissipation rate. Excellent agreement between the calculated axial velocity profiles and the experimental data obtained by Chen & Kadambi (1994) is found for the slurry flow with up to 25% volumetric concentration.
Chen, R. C.
"Analysis of Homogeneous Slurry Pipe Flow,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 2:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol2/iss1/5