Slug forces on bends

Arnout Klinkenberg
The first onset of a mechanistic model of two-phase slug flow forces on bends has been presented. The model was capable of predicting the influence on the slug forces for different fluid properties (as density and surface tension) and different pipe design (pipe diameter, bend radius and pipe length). Model has been compared with 500 slug force measurements. The relative error of the RMS value of the force was 16%.