The objectives of this book are twofold: to provide insight and understanding of two-phase flow phenomena and to develop analytical tools for either designing two-phase flow systems or conducting research in this area. The traditional approach for two-phase flow prediction was based on the development of an empirical correlation from experimental data. This book presents the recent approach, in which mathematical mechanistic models are developed, based on the physical phenomena, to predict two-phase flow behavior. The models can be verified and refined with limited experimental data. However, as these models incorporate the physical phenomena and the important flow variables, they can be extended to different operational conditions and can enable scaleup with significant confidence.
About the Author:
Ovadia Shoham is F.M. Stevenson Distinguished Presidential Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He received his PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Tel Aviv University and his MS and BS degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Houston and the Technion in Israel, respectively. Shoham has spent the past 24 years as a faculty member at the University of Tulsa teaching graduate courses on two-phase flow, and conducting and advising relevant research. He also teaches courses and consults to the Petroleum Industry worldwide on oil and gas production, transportation and separation. Since 1994 Shoham has directed the Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP), conducting research on compact multiphase separation technology. Shoham is widely published, with over 90 publications on multiphase flow, well known and well respected in “multiphase” circles, having received SPE’s prestigious Production and Operation award in 2003.