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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.5 P.755~765


Numerical simulation of a gas pipeline network using computational fluid dynamics simulators

Author(s):  SELEZNEV Vadim

Affiliation(s):  Physical and Technical Center, Joint Stock Company, Sarov, 607180, Russia

Corresponding email(s):   sve@ptc.sar.ru

Key Words:  Long branched gas pipeline network, Unsteady, Non-isothermal gas flow, CFD-simulator, Numerical simulation, Finite Volume Method, Interior Point Method

SELEZNEV Vadim. Numerical simulation of a gas pipeline network using computational fluid dynamics simulators[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(5): 755~765.

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This article describes numerical simulation of gas pipeline network operation using high-accuracy computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulators of the modes of gas mixture transmission through long, multi-line pipeline systems (CFD-simulator). The approach used in CFD-simulators for modeling gas mixture transmission through long, branched, multi-section pipelines is based on tailoring the full system of fluid dynamics equations to conditions of unsteady, non-isothermal processes of the gas mixture flow. Identification, in a CFD-simulator, of safe parameters for gas transmission through compressor stations amounts to finding the interior points of admissible sets described by systems of nonlinear algebraic equalities and inequalities. Such systems of equalities and inequalities comprise a formal statement of technological, design, operational and other constraints to which operation of the network equipment is subject. To illustrate the practicability of the method of numerical simulation of a gas transmission network, we compare computation results and gas flow parameters measured on-site at the gas transmission enterprise.

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