TRANSPORTATION OF SOLIDS BY WATER IN PIPELINES

The purpose of this study was to review the literature and to prepare a statement on current knowledge of the transport of solids by water in pipelines, and also to make a qualitative laboratory study of the behavior of solids in a stream of water within a recirculating pipeline system. The initial phase of the study was a review of current literature. In the laboratory phase, all observations were made in a horizontal test section of 4 in. diameter clear acrylic pipe. Wooden spheres and cubes with a volume of 0.212 cubic inches were observed photographically and visually. Observations were also made of polyethylene pellets approximately 0.13 in. in diameter and 0.20 in. long. Average water velocity ranged from 2.7 to 10.9 fps. The report includes summary statements regarding the interaction of the carrier fluid and the particles conveyed by the fluid. The findings of the laboratory study are compatible with conclusions derived from the literature review.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    Mississippi State, MS  USA  39762
  • Authors:
    • Mcwhorter, J C
    • Allen, J B
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: W76-10806, OWRT-A-097-MISS(1)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM