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Petroleum Special Issue on Experimental and Numerical Study of Multiphase Flow Phenomena and Models in Oil & Gas Industry

Multiphase flows, including gas-liquid, gas-solid, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid, and solid-liquid-liquid flows, exist in many fields such as petroleum, power, chemical, food, biomedical, metallurgical, nuclear, and hydraulic engineering. In the Oil & Gas industry, they play a key role due to its presence in many phases of oil and gas’ production and transportation and, especially as fields become more economically marginal, there is growing demand to model and predict the detailed thermo-fluid dynamic behavior of those flows and the phenomena that they manifest. Studies on phase distribution and heat or mass transfer are fundamental to give insight into the complicated principle and the application prospect. Multiphase fluid dynamics have generated a great deal of recent interest, leading to many notable advances in experimental, analytical and numerical studies in this area. Close interaction between numerical modellers and other researchers is indispensable to resolve many outstanding issues in multiphase flow. Theory and experiments are essential for validation and verification of numerical methods, with the latter providing new insights into the interpretation of experimental results and suggesting new directions of theoretical research.

This special issue accounts of the experimental, theoretical, and numerical research work emphasizing on the contributions to the investigation of multiphase flow and heat transfer process and the application to the engineering problems, providing new perspectives to established mechanism, highlighting unsolved theoretical issues. This Special Issue is open to researchers throughout the world who are interested in studying and applying advanced research in all the classes of multiphase and complex flows by using theoretical (using mathematical equations and models for the flow), experimental (through laboratory-sized models equipped with appropriate instrumentation) and computational (using the power and size of modern computers to address the complexity of the flow) techniques.

Guest Editors:

Pietro Poesio, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Alessandro Terenzi, Saipem SpA, Fano (PU), Italy

Barbara Marchetti, Università degli studi eCampus, Novedrate (CO), Italy
Jianjun Liu, Southwest Petroleum University, Sichuan Province, Cina

Francesco Corvaro, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Mariella Leporini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Subject Coverage

Potential topics for this SI include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies on the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic behavior of multiphase flow
  • Heat and mass transfer in multiphase flow
  • Development of new measurement technologies in multiphase flow field
  • Prediction of flow patterns of multiphase flow by models
  • Research on the theoretical and experimental investigation of the stability of dispersions
  • Studies on the effect of additives such as surfactants on multiphase pipeline flow characteristics
  • Numerical approaches and experimental observation of the interaction between bubbles or droplets dispersed in bulk phase
  • Multiphase flow simulation
  • Bubble and drop dynamics
  • Interface behaviour
  • Experimental measurements
  • Compressible multiphase flows
  • Turbulent multiphase flow
  • Modelling of hydrate and wax formation and deposition
  • Solid-liquid mixtures flow modelling

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the journal’s Guide for Authors page.

Full-length manuscript submission

August 17 2017

Comments returned to authors

September 15 2017

Paper acceptance notification

October 5 2017

Papers online

November 14 2017

Issue published

December 15 2017


Editors and Notes

Please submit your article through the EVISE system to Petroleum and choose the issue with the topic of “Applied multiphase flow”. You can suggest the following guest editors in the cover letter to handle your manuscripts.

Pietro Poesio

Email: pietro.poesio@unibs.it

Alessandro Terenzi

Email: Alessandro.Terenzi@saipem.com

Barbara Marchetti

Email: barbara.marchetti@uniecampus.it

Jianjun Liu

Email: liujj0906@126.com

Francesco Corvaro

Email: f.corvaro@univpm.it

Mariella Leporini

Email: m.leporini@univpm.it



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