Vol.15, No.5, 2019-Table of Contents
  • Unsteady MHD Free Convective Flow Past a Vertical Porous Plate with Span-Wise Fluctuating Heat and Mass Transfer Effects
  • Abstract This paper investigates the chemical reaction and thermal radiation effects on unsteady MHD free convective flow past a vertical porous plate in the presence of heat absorption/generation. The novelty of present investigation is that the temperature and concentration of the plate are span wise cosinusoidally unsteady with time. The second order perturbation technique is employed to study the non-linear partial differential equations which govern the fluid flow. The effects of magnetic parameter, radiation, Eckert number, Schmidt number and chemical reaction parameters on velocity, temperature and concentration distributions as well as skin friction coefficients, the rate of heat transfer and the… More
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  • On the Modeling of Non-Classical Problems Involving Liquid Jets and Films and Related Heat Transfer Processes
  • Abstract Non-classical subjects relating to the dynamics of jet and film flow and related heat transfer processes are considered. These problems, which are relevant to several technological applications, cannot completely be addressed in the frame of the canonical Navier-Stokes equations. The first example deals with the formation of a film flow as a result of the hydraulic shock of a vertical jet impinging on a horizontal plane. The effective thickness of the film resulting from the hydraulic shock is much less than the value obtained using the conventional approach (relying on the assumption of smooth flow), while the corresponding speed is… More
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  • Control of Karman Vortex Street By Using Plasma Actuators
  • Abstract A mathematical model for unsteady electro- and aerodynamic processes in the presence of a plasma actuator has been elaborated through physical modeling of the dielectric barrier discharge. A specialized computational fluid dynamics package has been developed accordingly in order to calculate steady and unsteady laminar and turbulent flows. For the numerical simulation of the dielectric barrier discharge, in particular, two equations have been added to the Navier-Stokes equations and solved. They describe the distribution of the applied voltage and the charged particles density. The impact of the plasma actuator on air has been accounted for through the Lorentz force, included… More
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  • On the Development of a Model for the Prediction of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells with an Inclined Section
  • Abstract The ability to predict liquid loading in horizontal gas wells is of great importance for determining the time of drainage and optimizing the related production technology. In the present work, we describe the outcomes of experiments conducted using air-water mixtures in a horizontal well. The results show that the configuration with an inclined section is the most susceptible to liquid loading. Laboratory experiments in an inclined pipe were also conducted to analyze the variation of the critical gas flow rate under different angles, pressure and liquid volume (taking the equal liquid volume at inlet and outlet as the criterion for… More
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  • Droplet Breakup Regime in a Cross-Junction Device with Lateral Obstacles
  • Abstract Numerical simulation using Ansys Fluent code is performed, to investigate droplet generation in cross-junction based VOF method. Droplets of water are generated by the shear stress applied by continuous phase (oil), two configurations of cross-junction are suggested; the first is a simple model no modification is performed at the outer channel, while the second model is characterized by a lateral obstacle. we study the effect of velocity ratio, viscous parameter, interfacial tension, flow condition on droplet size and frequency, the effect of lateral obstacles on droplets generation is also focused and analysed. The numerical simulations showed that the velocity ratio… More
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  • Radiation and Chemical Reaction Effects on Nanofluid Flow Over a Stretching Sheet
  • Abstract The present research aims to examine the steady state of the two-dimensional incompressible magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow of a micropolar nanofluid over a stretching sheet in the presence of chemical reactions, radiation and viscous dissipation. The effect of particle rotation is taken into account. A conducting fluid passes over a semi-infinite plate with variable temperature while a magnetic field is directed in the transverse direction. Results for velocity, angular momentum, temperature and concentration profiles are obtained for various values of Eckert number, Schmidt number, Prandtl number, thermophosis parameter and Brownian motion parameters. A similarity approach is used to transform the original… More
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  • Slug Flow Characteristics in Inclined and Vertical Channels
  • Abstract Horizontal well production technology gradually occupies a dominant position in the petroleum field. With the rise in water production in the later stage of exploitation, slug flow phenomena will exist in horizontal, inclined and even vertical sections of gas wells. To grasp the flow law of slug flow and guide engineering practice, the flow law of slug flow at various inclination angles (30°~90°) is studied by means of the combination of laboratory experiments (including high frequency pressure data acquisition system) and finite element numerical simulation. The results reveal that because of the delay of pressure variation at the corresponding position… More
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  • On the Application of the Adomian’s Decomposition Method to a Generalized Thermoelastic Infinite Medium with a Spherical Cavity in the Framework Three Different Models
  • Abstract A mathematical model is elaborated for a thermoelastic infinite body with a spherical cavity. A generalized set of governing equations is formulated in the context of three different models of thermoelasticity: the Biot model, also known as “coupled thermoelasticity” model; the Lord-Shulman model, also referred to as “generalized thermoelasticity with one-relaxation time” approach; and the Green-Lindsay model, also called “generalized thermoelasticity with two-relaxation times” approach. The Adomian’s decomposition method is used to solve the related mathematical problem. The bounding plane of the cavity is subjected to harmonic thermal loading with zero heat flux and strain. Numerical results for the temperature,… More
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  • Production Capacity Evaluation of Horizontal Shale Gas Wells in Fuling District
  • Abstract One of the important indicators of shale gas reservoir excavation is capacity evaluation, which directly affects whether large-scale shale gas reservoirs can be excavated. Capacity evaluation is the basis of system analysis and dynamic prediction. Therefore, it is particularly important to conduct capacity evaluation studies on shale gas horizontal wells. In order to accurately evaluate the horizontal well productivity of shale gas staged fracturing, this paper uses a new method to evaluate the productivity of Fuling shale gas. The new method is aimed at the dynamic difference of horizontal wells and effectively analyzes the massive data, which are factors affecting… More
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