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Modeling and simulation of multiphase flows: application to severe slugging in oil production systems

Grant number: 07/05373-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2007
Effective date (End): October 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Principal Investigator:Jorge Luis Baliño
Grantee:Rafael Horschutz Nemoto
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The objective of this project is the study of multiphase flow models used in petroleum production systems, its application to numerical simulation of the severe slugging phenomenon using computational programs and the modification to take into account features that are important in systems at operational conditions.