Numerical Study of Oil Flow in Tee Junction with Leaks

Morgana de Vasconcellos Araújo, Flávia Daylane Tavares de Luna, Enivaldo Santos Barbosa, Severino Rodrigues de Farias Neto, Antonio Gilson Barbosa de Lima


This article describes oil flow dynamics behavior in a tee junction with one or two leak orifices. The main branch is 6 m long and has 10 cm in diameter, while the secondary branch has the same diameter and 3 m long. The interest of this work is to evaluate the influence of the leak in the flow dynamics parameters. The behavior of the fluid was analyzed using velocity vectors, streamlines and pressure fields.
Key words: Numerical simulation; Oil; Tee junction


Numerical simulation; Oil; Tee junction

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