Petroleum Engineering – Production
A Numerical Simulation Study on the Kinetics of Asphaltene Particle Flocculation in a Two-dimensional Shear Flow

Hadi Bagherzadeh; Zahra Mansourpour; Bahram Dabir

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 53-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2018.142463.1468

Abstract
  In the current study, the kinetics of asphaltene particle flocculation is investigated under a shear flow through numerical simulation. The discrete element method (DEM) is coupled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model the agglomeration and fragmentation processes. In addition, a coalescence ...  Read More