Energy loss in snow-water mixture flow

Mikio Sasaki, Takahiro Takeuchi, Hiroshi Takahashi

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Energy losses in the solid-water mixture flow where the density of solid is nearly equal to that of fluid were observed in horizontal pipelines. The observation was carried out to investigate the influence that the specific gravity of the solid particles exerted on the energy loss. A relative friction factor based on the friction factor of the pure water flow becomes larger as the solid concentration increases in the mixture flow of solid particles with the specific gravity 0.86 and 1.04. The relative friction factor is given with the Froude number, the solid concentration and the specific gravity of solid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2, Part A, Symposia
EditorsA. Ogut, Y. Tsuji, M. Kawahashi, A. Ogut, Y. Tsuji, M. Kawahashi
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
Event4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2003 Jul 62003 Jul 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Volume2 A


Other4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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