Stratified flow with entrainment.
We are working to develop predictive models and software tools for the industry to handle particle transport issues:
- sand transport capacity in production wells and pipelines
- sand bed formation and erosion
- sand transport in multiphase flow
- sand transport in heavy oil
- cuttings transport capacity during drilling
- transport of other particles (e.g. hydrates)
We also test process and subsea equipment with respect to sand transport issues.