Masters Theses

Abstract

"A numerical model was developed for the purpose of studying the flow and heat transfer of a hypothetical oil in laminar flow within a horizontal pipeline. Free convection, work of compression, and axial conduction were neglected, but the fluid properties - i.e., density, specific heat, viscosity, and thermal conductivity - were allowed to vary and the effect of viscous dissipation was included in the analysis of the system.

The mathematical forms of the momentum, continuity, and energy equations require that numerical solutions be obtained with a digital computer. These numerical approximations of the partial differential equations are presented and the results discussed.

The model was used for the evaluation of the significance of the viscous dissipation term and the determination of the importance of allowing each property to vary as a function of temperature. The results obtained indicate the importance of viscous dissipation and variable fluid properties, primarily viscosity, in the proper evaluation of a crude oil pipeline system"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Harvey, A. Herbert

Committee Member(s)

Armaly, B. F. (Bassem F.)
Wilson, Tommie C., 1939-

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

v, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).

Rights

© 1973 John Robert Lee III, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heat -- Transmission -- Mathematical models
Laminar flow -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2895

Print OCLC #

6031833

Electronic OCLC #

912921671

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066633~S5

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