POWER OPTIMISATION OF HYDRAULIC TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID CAPSULES

Non-dimensional parameters for correlating excess energy, due to the presence of capsules in a pipeline, together with capsule velocity are developed into a power equation. The effect of independent variables on power dissipation for mobile capsules is determined. The power requirements for a capsule transportation system are optimised and a psi-parameter is introduced representing the energy per kg m which is minimized for design purposes. Examples of design charts are presented which enable power requirements as well as pipe and capsule variables to be determined for a given capsule mass delivery rate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at HYDROTRANSPORT 3--Third International Conference on the Hydraulic Transport of Solids in Pipes, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., May 15-17, 1974. Sponsored by BHRA Fluid Engineering. Complete set of Conference papers available for $45.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois Street
    Golden, CO  USA  80401
  • Authors:
    • Lazarus, J H
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper G4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM