Particle-scale modelling of particle-fluid flows in gas and oil extraction

  • Yu, Aibing (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Choi, Xavier (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kuang, Shibo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zhou, Zongyan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Humphries, Edward (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Xia, Boshi (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop a particle scale model to describe the complex particle-fluid flow and erosion of
pipeline transport in gas and oil extraction, quantify the effects of key variables, formulate strategies for optimum
process control under different conditions. This will be achieved by means of a combined theoretical and
experimental program, involving the use of the state-of-the-art discrete element modelling and simulation
techniques. The research outcomes, such as theories, models and knowledge, should be useful for the process
control of pipeline transport in the petroleum and energy-related industries which are of vital importance to
Effective start/end date15/12/1630/06/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$510,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Weir Minerals Australia Ltd: A$225,000.00
  • China Pioneer Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd: A$285,000.00