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On the prediction of local ice formation in pipes in the presence of natural convection

On the prediction of local ice formation in pipes in the presence of natural convection
On the prediction of local ice formation in pipes in the presence of natural convection
Pipe freezing is a pipeline maintenance technique which is used to isolate sections of a liquid-filled pipeline by freezing the contents to form a solid pressure-resistant plug. This paper describes the development of a numerical model of natural convection and solidification in a vertical water-filled pipe. The natural convection-driven flows are examined in detail and the interaction with the forming ice plug is studied. The results are compared with experimental data. The numerical approach is contrasted with a simpler one-dimensional analytical method and criteria are proposed to aid the choice of modeling technique under different conditions.
1528-8943
934-944
Keary, A.C.
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Bowen, R.J.
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Keary, A.C.
188a4da5-f156-4f75-8a09-7a4e273cd2ae
Bowen, R.J.
157b6e67-cea0-4f6d-9f19-df219af0a184

Keary, A.C. and Bowen, R.J. (1999) On the prediction of local ice formation in pipes in the presence of natural convection. Journal of Heat Transfer, 121 (4), 934-944.

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Pipe freezing is a pipeline maintenance technique which is used to isolate sections of a liquid-filled pipeline by freezing the contents to form a solid pressure-resistant plug. This paper describes the development of a numerical model of natural convection and solidification in a vertical water-filled pipe. The natural convection-driven flows are examined in detail and the interaction with the forming ice plug is studied. The results are compared with experimental data. The numerical approach is contrasted with a simpler one-dimensional analytical method and criteria are proposed to aid the choice of modeling technique under different conditions.

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Published date: 1999

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Local EPrints ID: 21217
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21217
ISSN: 1528-8943
PURE UUID: 40065705-ee3f-481e-beba-e6b87e1bf3e4

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Date deposited: 10 Nov 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:24

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Author: A.C. Keary
Author: R.J. Bowen

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