George W. Govier and Khalid Aziz
792 pp.; Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-55563-139-0
Society of Petroleum Engineers
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Thirty-five years after its first publication, The Flow of Complex Mixtures in Pipes remains a fundamental resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike. Authors George W. Govier and Khalid Aziz present a unified approach to all types of complex flows in pipes, beginning with the underlying fundamentals and concluding with recommended design methods. This edition includes an updated preface and an overview of the major developments in the area since the book’s original publication date.

George W. Govier is a retired professor of chemical engineering and dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. He was a pioneer in research and is the author of numerous publications on the flow of gas-liquid mixtures in vertical and horizontal pipes, as well as a consultant on the flow of two-phase and non-Newtonian systems. Following his teaching and research career, Govier joined Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board, where he served as chairman for 10 years. He is the recipient of several honorary degrees and numerous awards, including SPE’s Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal. 

Khalid Aziz is the Otto N. Miller Professor of Earth Sciences and professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford University, where he has also served as chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering and associate dean for research in the School of Earth Sciences. Before coming to Stanford in 1982, Aziz was a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Calgary and manager of the Computer Modelling Group, and he has held several other academic and industrial positions in the US, Canada, and Pakistan. He is an Honorary Member of SPE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Classification and characteristics of complex mixtures • Flow properties of fluids • Basic concepts of the flow of Newtonian fluids • Flow of Newtonian fluids in pipes • Flow of time-dependent and time-independent non-Newtonian fluids in pipes • Fundamental concepts of the flow of multiphase mixtures • Vertical and horizontal flow of gas-liquid and liquid-liquid mixtures in pipes • Vertical and horizontal flow of gas-solid and liquid-solid mixtures in pipes • Flow of capsules in pipes