Simulation of Transient Flow in Gas Pipelines Using the Finite Volume Method

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Title Simulation of Transient Flow in Gas Pipelines Using the Finite Volume Method
Creator Quintela, Pedro
Pérez Parra, Jean Carlos
Useche Castro, Lelly
Lapo Palacios, Miguel
Description The transient flow analysis is fundamental to the simulation of natural gas process, in order to adjust the system to real operative conditions and to obtain the highest level of efficiency, compliance and reliability. The simulation of natural gas pipelines and networks requires mathematical models that describe flow properties. Some models that have been developed year after year based on the laws of fluid mechanics that govern this process, interpreted as a system of equations difficult to solve. This investigation describes the fully implicit finite volume method for natural gas pipeline flow calculation under isothermal conditions and transient regime. The simplification, discretization scheme and implementation equations are approached throughout this paper. The model was subjected to two evaluations: sinusoidal variation of the mass flow and opening-closing valve at the outlet of the pipeline, it is compared with two models: fully implicit finite difference method and method of characteristics. This method proved to be efficient in the simulations of slow and fast transients, coinciding the flow oscillations with the natural frequency of natural gas pipeline.
Publisher Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena
Date 2020-12-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Artículo evaluado por pares
Format application/pdf
Source UPSE Scientific and Technological Magazine; Vol 7 No 2 (2020): Diciembre 2020: (Enero - Junio 2021); 17-26
Revista Científica y Tecnológica UPSE; Vol. 7 Núm. 2 (2020): Diciembre 2020: (Enero - Junio 2021); 17-26
Language eng
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