Pressure drop across conventional and diverging-converging pipe bends in the flow of multi-sized particulate slurries

Rakesh Mishra, S. N. Singh, V. Seshadri

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Pressure drop across a conventional long radius pipe bend and two wear resistive pipe bends have been presented for the flow of multi-sized particulate suspensions. Measurements have been made over a wide range of flow velocities and solid concentrations. The study has shown that diverging-converging pipe bend has marginally higher pressure drop but exhibit a much longer life. Quantitative data on relative pressure drop and bend loss coefficient for the three pipe bends are presented and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes


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