"At the present time various industries in both the United States and Europe are very interested in using pipelines as a means of transporting solids. The pumping of solids in pipelines isn't new, however, many of the pipelines in use today were constructed on an empirical basis. This is primarily due to the lack of knowledge concerning the flow properties in fluid-solid mixtures and slurries. With this need for fundamental information in mind, the author made a study on the effect solids have on the friction factor in fluid-solid mixtures.
In this paper various percentages of fine and coarse sand were combined with water and the resulting change in friction factor noted. A correlation of percent deviation of friction factor with percent solids was presented. The stated percent deviation is a ratio of the difference between the friction factor of the mixture and the corresponding friction factor for water. Also a relationship between apparent viscosity and percent sand is shown"--Abstract, page ii.
Muir, Clifford D.
Carlton, E. W.
Rankin, Rolfe M., 1892-1974
Jones, James A.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vi, 66 pages
© 1961 Frank J. Capek, All rights reserved.
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Capek, Frank J., "Effects of solids on friction factor in a sand-water mixture" (1961). Masters Theses. 2785.