An effective modeling tool for studying erosion

Wu, J, Graham, L, Lester, D, Wong, C, Kilpatrick, T, Smith, S and Nguyen, B 2011, 'An effective modeling tool for studying erosion', Wear: an international journal on the science and technology of friction, lubrication and wear, vol. 270, no. 910, pp. 598-605.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title An effective modeling tool for studying erosion
Author(s) Wu, J
Graham, L
Lester, D
Wong, C
Kilpatrick, T
Smith, S
Nguyen, B
Year 2011
Journal name Wear: an international journal on the science and technology of friction, lubrication and wear
Volume number 270
Issue number 910
Start page 598
End page 605
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract Visual erosion examples based on that occurred in the minerals and oil and gas industries are illustrated by a paint modeling technique. The visual paint patterns were used to illustrate erosion damage "hot spots" This provided an insight into the underlining fluid dynamics process involved with erosion damages. This insight allows design changes to be made to reduce erosion, illustrated by examples in this paper. The patterns of erosion damages on paints were found to be similar to that occurred with metal materials. This was supported by a similarity in measured erosion angular erosion distribution with cylindrical samples. Error analysis suggested that spatial variations in velocity across a material surface accounted for most of the error in the paint modeling technique.Due to its low cost and rapidity, the technique is particularly suitable for developing and optimizing the design of flow geometries to reduce erosion, without the need to change the materials used.
Subject Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
Water Resources Engineering
Keyword(s) Erosion
Multilayer paints
Paint
Particles
Wear
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.wear.2011.01.016
Copyright notice © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN 0043-1648
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