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Brenton McLaury PhD

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
918-631-2999
brenton-mclaury@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Brenton McLaury's research has focused on examining erosion resulting from the presence of sand during oil and gas production. Both experiments and computational fluid dynamics are used to develop models to predict the severity of erosion.



Ph.D., The University of Tulsa
M.S., The University of Tulsa
B.S., The University of Tulsa


Erosion
Liquid-solid Flows
Gas-liquid-solid Flows
Multiphase Flows

Energy conversion
Gas Turbines
Gas Dynamics
Solid Particle Erosion


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Soepyan, Frits et al. "Threshold Velocity to Initiate Particle Motion in Horizontal and near-Horizontal Conduits." Powder Technology 292 (2016): 272–289. Print.

R. Vieira, M. Parsi, B.S. McLaury, S.A. Shirazi, C. F. Torres, U. Hampel, and E. Schleicher, " Experimental Characterization of Downward Vertical Annular Flows Using Dual Wire-Mesh Sensor," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 134, 29 September 2015, pp. 324-339.

Najmi, Kamyar et al. “Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Wet Gas Flow Regime in Horizontal Pipes.” Journal of Natural Gas Science 24 (2015): 80–88. Print.

Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Cremaschi, S., 2015 "Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Wet Gas Flow Regime in Horizontal Pipes" Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol. 24, pp 80-88, DOI:10.1016/j.jngse.2015.03.018

Arabnejad, H et al. “Development of Mechanistic Erosion Equation for Solid Particles.” Wear 332 (2015): 1044–1050. Print.

Parsi, Mazdak et al. “On the Effect of Liquid Viscosity on Interfacial Structures within Churn Flow: Experimental Study Using Wire Mesh Sensor.” Chemical Engineering Science 130 (2015): 221–238. Print.

Mansouri, A., Arabnejad, H., Karimi, S., Shirazi, S.A., and McLaury, B.S., "Improved CFD modeling and validation of erosion damage due to fine sand particles", Wear, 2015, Volumes 338-339, pp. 339-350.

Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Hill, A.L., and Cremaschi, S., “A Generalized Model to Predict Minimum Particle Transport Velocities in Multiphase Air-Water Horizontal Pipes”, AIChE Journal, 2015, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 2634-2646.

Najmi, K., Hill, A.L., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Cremaschi, S., “Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Multiphase Air-Water Horizontal Pipelines”, (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology, May 2015, Vol. 137, No. 3.

Parsi, M., Vieira, R.E., Torres, C.F., Kesana, N.R., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Schleicher, E.S., and Hampel, U., "Experimental Investigation of Interfacial Structures within Churn Flow using a Dual Wire-Mesh Sensor", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2015, Vol. 73, pp. 155-170.

Parsi, M., Vieira, R.E., Torres, C.F., Kesana, N.R., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Schleicher, E.S., and Hampel, U., "Experimental Investigation of Interfacial Structures within Churn Flow using a Dual Wire-Mesh Sensor", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2015, Vol. 73, pp. 155-170.

Parsi, M., Vieira, R.E., Kesana, N.R., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Ultrasonic Measurements of Sand Particle Erosion in Gas Dominant Multiphase Churn Flow in Vertical Pipes", Wear, 2015, Vol. 328-329, pp. 401-413.

Vieira, R.E., Parsi, P., Torres, C.F., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Schleicher, E., and Hampel, U., "Experimental Characterization of Vertical Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow for Annular and Liquid Loading Conditions using Dual Wire-Mesh Sensor", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2015, Vol. 64, pp. 81-93.

Arabnejad, H et al. “The Effect of Erodent Particle Hardness on the Erosion of Stainless Steel.” Wear 332 (2015): 1098–1103. Print.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Experimental Characterization of Vertical Downward Two-Phase Annular Flows Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” Chemical Engineering Science 134 (2015): 324–339. Print.

Mansouri, A et al. “A Combined CFD/Experimental Methodology for Erosion Prediction.” Wear 332 (2015): 1090–1097. Print.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Experimental Investigation of the Effect of 90 Standard Elbow on Horizontal Gas-Liquid Stratified and Annular Flow Characteristics Using Dual Wire-Mesh Sensors.” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 59 (2014): 72–87. Print.

Kesana, N.R., Throneberry, J.M., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., "Effect of Particle Size and Liquid Viscosity on Erosion in Annular and Slug Flow", (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology, March 2014, Vol. 136.

Kesana, N.R., Throneberry, J., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., Rybicki, E.F., "Effect of Particle Size and Viscosity on Erosion in Annular and Slug Flows," ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 136, p. 012901, 2013.

Vieira, R. E., Kesana, N., Torres, C. F., McLaury, B., Shirazi, S. A., Schleicher, E., and Hampel, U., "Experimental Investigation of Horizontal Gas-Liquid Stratified and Annular Flow using Wire-Mesh Sensor", (ASME) Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2014, Vol. 136, No. 12.

Kesana N., Vieira, R. E., Mclaury B., Shirazi S. A., "Experimental Study of Sand Particle Concentration Profiles in Straight and Pipe Elbow for Horizontal Multiphase Flow," ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 136 (3), March, 2014.

Parsi, M., Najmi, K., Najafifard, F., Hassani, S., McLaury, B., Shirazi, S., "A Comprehensive Review of Solid Particle Erosion Modeling for Oil and Gas Wells and Pipeline Applications", Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, November 2014, Vol. 21, pps. 850-873.

Kesana, Netaji et al. “Experimental Study of Sand Particle Concentration Profiles in Straight and Pipe Elbow for Horizontal Multiphase Flows.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 136.3 (2014): 033001. Print.

Hashemian, Yahya et al. “Experimental Study and Modelling of Barite Sag in Annular Flow.” Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 53.06 (2014): 365–374. Print.

Parsi, M., Najmi, K., Najafifard, F., Hassani, S., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "A comprehensive review of solid particle erosion modeling for oil and gas wells and pipelines applications," Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Vol. 21, November 2014, pp. 850-873.

Kesana, NR et al. “Ultrasonic Measurement of Multiphase Flow Erosion Patterns in a Standard Elbow.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 135.3 (2013): 032905. Print.

Keller, Michael W., Hampton, Kyle, McLaury, Brenton, "Self-healing of Erosion Damage in a Polymer Coating", Wear, September 30, 2013, Vol. 307, No. 1-2, pp. 218-225.

Okita, Risa et al. “Experimental and Computational Investigations to Evaluate the Effects of Fluid Viscosity and Particle Size on Erosion Damage.” Journal of Fluids Engineering 134.6 (2012): 061301. Print.

Okita, R., Zhang, Y., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A. "Experimental and CFD Investigation to Evaluate the Effects of Fluid Viscosity and Particle Size on Erosion Damage", to appear in ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2012.

McLaury, Brenton et al. “Distribution of Sand Particles in Horizontal and Vertical Annular Multiphase Flow in Pipes and the Effects on Sand Erosion.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 133.2 (2011): 023001. Print.

Shirazi, Siamack et al. “Sand Settling and Locations of High Erosion in Subsea Production System.” SPE Journal of Petroleum Technology 62.12 (2010): 76–79. Print.

Healy, John et al. “Erosion Study for a 400-MMcf/D Completion: Cannonball Field, Offshore Trinidad.” SPE Drilling & Completion 25.01 (2010): 137–148. Print.

Kesana, Netaji et al. “Solid Particle Erosion in Slug Flow.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society 55 (2010): n. pag. Print.

Zhang, Yongli, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Improvements of Particle near-Wall Velocity and Erosion Predictions Using a Commercial CFD Code.” Journal of Fluids Engineering 131.3 (2009): 031303. Print.

Mazumder, Quamrul, Siamack Shirazi, and Brenton McLaury. “Experimental Investigation of the Location of Maximum Erosive Wear Damage in Elbows.” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 130.1 (2008): 011303. Print.

Mazumder, Quamrul, Siamack Shirazi, and Brenton McLaury. “Prediction of Solid Particle Erosive Wear of Elbows in Multiphase Annular Flow-Model Development and Experimental Validations.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 130.2 (2008): 023001. Print.

Zhang, Y et al. “Comparison of Computed and Measured Particle Velocities and Erosion in Water and Air Flows.” Wear 263.1 (2007): 330–338. Print.

Zhang,Y., Reuterfors, E.P., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Rybicki, E.F., 2007, "Comparison of Computed and Measured Particle Velocities and Erosion in Water and Air Flows", Wear, Vol. 263, No. 1-6, pp. 330-338, 2007.

Chen, X., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "A Comprehensive Procedure to Estimate Erosion in Elbows for Gas/Liquid/Sand Multiphase Flow," American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology, March 2006, Vol. 128, pp. 70-78.

Zhang, Yongli et al. “Simulations of Particle-Wall-Turbulence Interactions, Particle Motion and Erosion in with a Commercial CFD Code.” Proceedings of (2006): n. pag. Print.

Chen, Xianghui, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “A Comprehensive Procedure to Estimate Erosion in Elbows for Gas/Liquid/Sand Multiphase Flow.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 128.1 (2006): 70–78. Print.

Chen, X., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Investigation of Relative Erosion Severity between Plugged Tees and Elbows," International Journal of Wear, 2006, Vol. 261, pp. 715-729.

Chen, Xianghui, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of the Relative Erosion Severity between Plugged Tees and Elbows in Dilute Gas/Solid Two-Phase Flow.” Wear 261.7 (2006): 715–729. Print.

Mazumder, Q., Shirazi, S., McLaury, B., Rybicki, E., and Shadley, J., "Development and Validation of a Mechanistic Model to Predict Solid Particle Erosion in Multiphase Flow", Wear, July 2005, Vol. 259, Nos. 1-6, pp. 203-207.

Mazumder, Q., Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B., Rybicki, E., and Shadley, J., "Development and Validation of a Mechanistic Model to Predict Solid Particle Erosion in Multiphase Flow," International Journal of Wear, July-August 2005, Vol. 259, Issues 1-6, pp. 203-207.

Chen, Xianghui, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Application and Experimental Validation of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)-Based Erosion Prediction Model in Elbows and Plugged Tees.” Computers & Fluids 33.10 (2004): 1251–1272. Print.

Burden, TL, and BS McLaury. “Laser Doppler Velocimeter Measurements to Characterize Turbulence in a Constriction with Sharp and Rounded Inlets.” Experiments in fluids 32.4 (2002): 472–480. Print.

Edwards, Jeremy, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Modeling Solid Particle Erosion in Elbows and Plugged Tees.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 123.4 (2001): 277–284. Print.

McLaury, Brenton, and Siamack Shirazi. “An Alternate Method to API RP 14E for Predicting Solids Erosion in Multiphase Flow.” Journal of energy resources technology 122.3 (2000): 115–122. Print.

Shirazi, SA, and Brenton McLaury. “Erosion Modeling of Elbows in Multiphase Flow.” Proceedings of 2000 ASME fluids engineering summer meeting (2000): 11–15. Print.

Edwards, JK, Brenton McLaury, and SA Shirazi. “Evaluation of Alternative Pipe Bend Fittings in Erosive Service.” Proceedings of ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Boston, MA, ASME Paper No. FEDSM2000-11245 (2000): n. pag. Print.

McLaury, Brenton, Siamack Shirazi, and Tim Burden. “Effect of Entrance Shape on Erosion in the Throat of Chokes.” Journal of energy resources technology 122.4 (2000): 198–204. Print.

Edwards, JK, Brenton McLaury, and SA Shirazi. “Supplementing a CFD Code with Erosion Prediction Capabilities.” Proceedings of ASME FEDSM 98 (1998): n. pag. Print.

McLaury, Brenton et al. “Modeling Erosion in Chokes.” ASME-PUBLICATIONS-FED 236 (1996): 773–782. Print.

Shirazi, SA et al. “Generalization of the API RP 14E Guideline for Erosive Services.” Journal of Petroleum Technology 47.08 (1995): 693–698. Print.

Shirazi, SA et al. “A Procedure to Predict Solid Particle Erosion in Elbows and Tees.” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 117.1 (1995): 45–52. Print.

McLaury, B.S., Zhang, Y., and Shirazi, S.A., "Acoustic Sand Monitor Behavior in Multiphase Flows and Model to Determine Sand Rate from Monitor Response," Submitted to Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Cremaschi, S., "Effect of Viscosity in Low Concentration Particle Transport in Horizontal Pipes" Submitted to Journal of Energy Resources Technology.

M. Parsi, M. Agrawal, V. Srinivasan, B.S. McLaury, S.A. Shirazi, E. Schleicher, U. Hampel, "Assessment of a hybrid CFD model for simulation of complex vertical upward gas-liquid churn flow", Prepared for submission to Chemical Engineering Journal.

Mazumder, Q.H., S.A. Shirazi, and Brenton McLaury. “Experimental Investigation of the Location of Maximum Erosive Wear Damage in Elbows.” J. Press. Vessel Technol. (USA) 130. 1 (2018): 011303–1. Print.

Book Chapter


Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., Roberts, K.P., Rybicki, E.F., Rincon, H., Hassani, Sh., Al-Mutahar, F., and Al-Aithan, G., "Erosion-Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipelines" Chapter 28, Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2015.

Book


McLaury, Brenton. Predicting Solid Particle Erosion Resulting from Turbulent Fluctuations in Oilfield Geometries. 1996. Print.

Technical Reports


McLaury, Brenton et al. How Operating and Environmental Conditions Affect Erosion. NACE International, Houston, TX (United States), 1999. Print.

Shirazi, S.A. and McLaury, B.S., "Sand Probes Evaluation for Multiphase Production Systems, Summary Report prepared for Shell, October 1998.

Dong, Jim, McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Carbon Black Reactors," Prepared for BDM, Final Report, September 19997.

Dong, Jim, McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Carbon Black Reactors," Prepared for BDM, Quarterly Report 3, July 1997.

Dong, Jim, McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Carbon Black Reactors," Prepared for BDM, Quarterly Report 2, April 1997.

McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Carbon Black Reactors," Quarterly Report 1, Phase I of Delivery Order No. 0041-Rev. A., December, 1996.

Dong, Jim, McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Carbon Black Reactors," Prepared for BDM, Quarterly Report 1, December 1996.

McLaury, Brenton et al. How Erosion-Corrosion Patterns in a Choke Change as Material Losses in the Choke Progress. NACE International, Houston, TX (United States), 1996. Print.

Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., McLaury, B.S., and Rybicki, E.F., "Particulate Erosion - A Summary," Prepared for Chevron, November, 1994.

McLaury, Brenton et al. A Particle Tracking Method to Predict Sand Erosion Threshold Velocities in Elbows and Tees. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (United States), 1994. Print.

Conference Proceedings


Najmi, Kamyar et al. “Very Low Concentration Sand Transport in Multiphase Horizontal Pipelines - An Experimental Study and Modeling Guidelines.” 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering, 2015. Print.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Effects of Flow Pattern and Flow Orientation on Sand Erosion in Elbows for Multiphase Flow Conditions.” CORROSION 2015. 2015. Print.

Arabnejad, H et al. “Erosion-Corrosion Study of Oil-Field Materials Due to Liquid Impact.” CORROSION 2015. 2015. Print.

Parsi, Mazdak et al. “Erosion Modeling in Vertical Slug/Churn Flow.” NACE Corrosion 2015, 2015. Print.

Mansouri, Amir et al. “Experimenta and Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Sand Concentration on the Erosion Ratio in Slurry Flows.” NACE Corrosion 2015, 2015. Print.

Mansouri, Amir et al. “Investigating the Effect of Sand Concentration on Erosion Rate in Slurry Flows.” CORROSION 2015. 2015. Print.

Vieira, R., Kesana, N.R., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Evaluation of Sand Erosion Measurement Techniques in Bends for Low Liquid Loading and Annular Flow Conditions," Fluid-Induced Degradation-Corrosion, Erosion, and Their Interactions, NACE Conference 2014, San Antonio, Texas, March, 2014.

Blumer, David et al. “Application of Temperature Compensated, Fixed Mount, Multichannel UT Device to Examine Erosion in a Bend and High-Precision Corrosion Rates of Pit Inhibition.” NACE Corrosion 2014, 2014. Print.

Arabnejad, H., Mansouri, A., Shirazi, S.A., and McLaury, B.S., "Calculation of Turbulent Boundary Layer for a Slot Jet Impingement on a Flat Surface," FEDSM2014-21677, Proceedings of ASME 2014 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August 3-7, 2014.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Experiments for Sand Erosion Model Improvement for Elbows in Gas Production, Low-Liquid Loading and Annular Flow Conditions.” CORROSION 2014. 2014. Print.

Arabnejad Khanouki, Hadi et al. “A Guideline to Calculate Erosional Velocity Due to Liquid Droplets for Oil and Gas Industry.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2014. Print.

Parsi M., Vieira, R.E., Torres C. F., Mclaury B. S., Shirazi S. A., Schleicher, E., and Hampel U., "Characterizing Vertical Slug/Churn Flow Using Wire Mesh Sensor," Forum on Fluid Measurements and Instrumentation, FEDSM2014-21678, Proceedings of ASME 2014 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August 3-7, 2014.

Mansouri, A, SA Shirazi, and Brenton McLaury. “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Viscosity and Particle Size on the Erosion Damage Caused by Solid Particles.” ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2014. V01DT31A002–V01DT31A002. Print.

Kesana, Netaji et al. “A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Erosion in Pseudo Slug Flow.” NACE Corrosion 2014, 2014. Print.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Experimental Study of Vertical Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow for Annular and Liquid-Loading Conditions Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” ASME 2014 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, 2014. Print.

Najmi, K et al. “Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Low Liquid Loading Water-Air Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Parsi, M et al. “Characterizing Slug/Churn Flow Using Wire Mesh Sensor.” ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2014. V01DT32A009–V01DT32A009. Print.

Arabnejad, H et al. “Calculation of Turbulent Boundary Layer for a Slot Jet Impingement on a Flat Surface.” ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2014. V01DT27A011–V01DT27A011. Print.

Kesana, Netaji et al. “Experimental Investigation of Slug Characteristics through a Standard Pipe Bend.” ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2013. Print.

Vieira, Ronald et al. “Experimental Investigation of Horizontal Gas–Liquid Stratified and Annular Flow Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. 2013. Print.

Kesana, N.R., Vieira, R. , McLaury, B.S., S.A. Shirazi, S.A., Schleicher, E., Hampel, U., "Experimental Investigation of Slug Characteristics Through a Standard Pipe Bend," 22nd Symposium on Industrial Flows, IMECE2013-62896, Proceedings of ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, California, November 15-21, 2013.

Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Cremaschi, S., “A Generalized Model for Predicting Critical Deposition Velocities for Particles Entrained in Horizontal Liquid and Gas Pipe Flows” Proceeding of ASME FEDSM 2013, Incline Village, NV, USA.

Kesana N., Vieira, R. E., Mclaury B. S., Shirazi S. A., Schleicher, E., & Hampel U., "Experimental Study of Slug Characteristics - Implications to Sand Erosion," 13th International Symposium on Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flows, FEDSM2013-16165, Proceedings of ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Incline Village, Nevada, July 7-11, 2013.

Vieira, R. E., Kesana N., Torres C. F., McLaury B., Shirazi S. A., Schleicher, E., and Hampel, U., "Experimental Investigation of Horizontal Gas-Liquid Stratified and Annular Flow using Wire-Mesh Sensor," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, JFE-13-1571, June 2014.

Arabnejad, H et al. “Calculation of Erosional Velocity Due to Liquid Droplets with Application to Oil and Gas Industry Production.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2013. Print.

Kesana, NR et al. “Experimental Study of Slug Characteristics: Implications to Sand Erosion.” ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2013. V01CT17A007–V01CT17A007. Print.

N.R. Kesana, J. Throneberry, B.S. McLaury, S.A. Shirazi, E.F. Rybicki, "Effect of Particle Size and Viscosity on Erosion in Annular and Slug Flow," presented at the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas, USA, November, 2012.

Vieira, RE et al. “Sand Erosion in Multiphase Flow for Low-Liquid Loading and Annular Conditions.” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2012. 2445–2454. Print.

Odigie, M.E., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A.; Cremaschi, S., “Acoustic monitor threshold limits for sand detection in multiphase flow production system”, Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion 2012, p 62-74, 2012, Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion 2012.

Shirazi, Siamack et al. “Challenges of Integrity Management of Pipelines and Erosion Control in Sand Producing Wells.” SPE International Conference & Workshop on Oilfield Corrosion. 2012. Print.

Fard, FN, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Effect of Cell Size on Particle-Eddy Interaction and Erosion Predictions Using Commercial CFD Software (FLUENT).” ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2012. 1287–1295. Print.

Vieira, R. E., Kesana, N. R., Mclaury B. S., and Shirazi S. A., "Sand Erosion in Multiphase Flow for Low-Liquid Loading and Annular Conditions," Recent Developments in Multiphase Flows - Multiphase Applications and Experimental Analysis of Liquid/Gas Flows, Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Houston, Texas, November, 2012.

Kesana, NR et al. “UT Measurements to Determine Erosion Patterns in a Bend for Single and Multiphase Flows.” CORROSION 2012. 2012. Print.

Kesana, NR et al. “Effect of Particle Size and Viscosity on Erosion in Annular and Slug Flow.” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2012. 2143–2154. Print.

Kesana, Netaji et al. “Ultrasonic Measurement of Multiphase Flow Erosion Patterns in a Standard Elbow.” ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2012. Print.

Fan, Chenliang et al. “Experimental Research of Sand Erosion In Gas Dominant Flows.” CORROSION 2012. 2012. Print.

Fan, Chenliang et al. “Evaluation of Electrical Resistance Probes to Detect Pipeline Erosion and Sand Production in Low Liquid Loading Flow Conditions.” SPE Eastern Regional Meeting. 2011. Print.

Zhang, Yongli et al. “Predicting Sand Erosion in Slug Flows Using a Two-Dimensional Mechanistic Model.” CORROSION 2011. 2011. Print.

Okita, Risa et al. “Effects of Viscosity, Particle Size, and Particle Shape on Erosion in Gas and Liquid Flows.” ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. 2011. 2389–2398. Print.

Hill, Alan et al. “Critical Liquid Velocities for Low Concentration Sand Transport.” ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. 2011. 2399–2404. Print.

Zhang, Yongli et al. “Application of CFD in Erosion-Related Prediction and Model Development.” 3rd World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry. 2010. Print.

Okita, Risa et al. “Experimental and CFD Investigations to Evaluate the Effects of Fluid Viscosity and Particle Size on Erosion Damage in Oil and Gas Production Equipment.” ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2010. 361–374. Print.

Throneberry, Jon et al. “Solid-Particle Erosion in Slug Flow.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2010. Print.

Ravikiran Kesana, Netaji et al. “Solid Particle Erosion in Slug Flow.” APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. Vol. 1. 2010. Print.

Shirazi, Siamack et al. “Sand Settling and Locations of High Erosion in Subsea Production System.” Trinidad and Tobago Energy Resources Conference. 2010. Print.

Miska, Stephen et al. “Particle, Fluid Velocity, and Erosion Measurements for Viscous Liquids in a Submerged Direct Impingement Flow.” ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2010. 2887–2904. Print.

Zhang, Yongli et al. “A Two-Dimensional Mechanistic Model for Sand Erosion Prediction Including Particle Impact Characteristics.” CORROSION 2010. 2010. Print.

McLaury, Brenton et al. “Sand Erosion in Multiphase Flow for Slug and Annular Flow Regimes.” CORROSION 2010. 2010. Print.

Zhang, Yongli et al. “CFD Prediction and LDV Validation of Liquid and Particle Velocities in a Submerged Jet Impinging a Flat Surface for Different Viscosities and Particle Sizes.” ASME 2009 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2009. Print.

Shirazi, Siamack, and Brenton McLaury. “Predicting Solid Particle Erosion in Multiphase Flow: Challenges and Success Stories (Keynote Paper).” ASME 2009 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2009. 637–637. Print.

Zhang, Y., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Effects of Multiple Impacts and Size Distribution of Particles on Erosion Prediction using CFD," Paper No. FEDSM2007-37364, ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, San Diego, July 30-August 2, 2007.

Zhang, Yongli, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirzai. “Effects of Multiple Impacts and Size Distribution of Particles on Erosion Predictions Using CFD.” ASME/JSME 2007 5th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. 2007. 405–412. Print.

McLaury, Brenton et al. “Effect of Upstream Pipe Orientation on Erosion/Corrosion in Bends for Annular Flow.” CORROSION 2006. 2006. Print.

Li, Qian et al. “Measurements and Modeling of Particle Sedimentation Rate and Settling Velocity in a Vertical Pipe.” ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2005. 1005–1015. Print.

Chen, Xianghui, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “A Comprehensive Erosion Prediction Method for Gas/Liquid/Sand Multiphase Flow.” ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. 2005. 951–958. Print.

Mazumder, Quamrul et al. “A Mechanistic Model to Predict Erosion in Multiphase Flow in Elbows Downstream of Vertical Pipes.” CORROSION 2004. 2004. Print.

Sampson, Matthew, Siamack Shirazi, and Brenton McLaury. “Particle Velocity Measurements to Improve Erosion Prediction.” ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference. 2004. 647–652. Print.

Mazumder, Quamrul et al. “Effect of Sand Distribution on Erosion in Annular Three-Phase Flow.” ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference. 2003. 871–880. Print.

Chen, Xianghui, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Effects of Applying a Stochastic Rebound Model in Erosion Prediction of Elbow and Plugged Tee.” ASME 2002 Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference. 2002. 247–254. Print.

Sampson, Matthew et al. “A Method for Relating Acoustic Sand Monitor Output to Sand Rate and Particle Kinetic Energy.” CORROSION 2002. 2002. Print.

Nugroho, Sekti, Brenton McLaury, and Siamack Shirazi. “Application of a CFD-Based Erosion Prediction Procedure for Sudden Expansions.” ASME 2002 Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference. 2002. 231–236. Print.

Edwards, J.K., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Evaluation of Alternative Pipe Bend Fittings in Erosive Service," Paper No. FEDSM00-11245, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Meeting, Boston, MA, June 11-15, 2000.

Burden, T.L., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "LDV Measurements for Validation of Turbulence Modeling in a Choke and a Rounded-Throat-Inlet Choke," Paper No. FEDSM00-11055, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Meeting, Boston, MA, June 11-15, 2000.

Shirazi, S.A. and McLaury, B.S., "Erosion Modeling of Elbows in Multiphase Flow," Paper No. FEDSM00-11251, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Meeting, Boston, MA, June 11-15, 2000.

Shirazi, Siamack et al. “Sand Monitor Evaluation in Multiphase Flow.” CORROSION 2000. 2000. Print.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "How Operating and Environmental Conditions Affect Erosion," Corrosion 99, Paper No. 34, NACE International Annual Conference, Houston, April 1999.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "How Operating and Environmental Conditions Affect Erosion," Corrosion 99, Paper No. 34, NACE International Annual Conference, Houston, April 1999.

McLaury, Brenton, SA Shirazi, and others. “Generalization of API RP 14E for Erosive Service in Multiphase Production.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1999. Print.

Edwards, J.K., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Supplementing a CFD Code with Erosion Prediction Capabilities," ASME FED Summer Meeting, Paper No. FEDSM98-5229, Washington D.C., June 21-25, 1998.

McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Predicting Erosion in Straight Pipes," in Proceeding of the 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM98-5228, Washington D.C., June 1998.

McLaury, Brenton, SA Shirazi, and others. “Predicting Sand Erosion in Chokes for High Pressure Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1998. Print.

McLaury, Brenton et al. “Solid Particle Erosion in Long Radius Elbows and Straight Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1997. Print.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "Modeling Erosion in Chokes," in ASME FED Vol. 236, July 1996, pp. 773-782.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "Parameters Affecting Flow Accelerated Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion," Corrosion 95, Paper No. 120, NACE International Annual Conference, Orlando, April 1995.

Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., McLaury, B.S., and Rybicki, E.F., "A Procedure For Prediction of Solid Particle Erosion in Elbows and Tees," in Codes and Standards in a Global Environment, ASME PVP-Vol. 259, ed. J.E. Staffiera, June 1993, pp. 159-167.

Others


Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Cremaschi, S., "Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Multiphase Viscous Horizontal Pipes" Accepted to SPE Production and Operation Symposium, 2015, OKC, OK, USA.

Najmi, K., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Cremaschi, S., "Experimental Study of Low Concentration Sand Transport in Multiphase Viscous Horizontal Pipes" SPE Production and Operation Symposium, 2015, OKC, OK, USA.

Arabnejad, H., Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., "Calculation of Erosional Velocity Due to Liquid Droplets with Application to Oil and Gas Industry Production," SPE, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Amsterdam October 2014.

Kieta, M., Kesana, N.R., Hau, X., McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A. "Use of Sampling Techniques for Determining the Solid Concentration in Multiphase Flow and Implication to Erosion," BHR Group Multiphase Production Technology Conference, Banff, Calgary, Canada, June, 2014.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., Kesana, N.R., Blumer, D., Yellapantula, S., Barnes, R., Grubb, S., Rincon, H. "Application of Temperature compensated, Fixed Mount, Multichannel UT Device to Examine Erosion in a Bend and High-Precision Corrosion Rates of Pit Inhibitor," NACE CORROSION 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March, 2014.

Kesana, N.R., Vieira, R., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Erosion in Pseudo Slug Flow," NACE CORROSION 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March, 2014.

Vieira, R., Kesana, N.R., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Evaluation of Sand Erosion Measurement Techniques in Bends for Low Liquid Loading and Annular Flow Conditions," NACE CORROSION 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA, March, 2014.

Arabnejad, H., Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., "Calculation of Erosional Velocity Due to Liquid Droplets with Application to Oil and Gas Industry Production," SPE 166423, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 30 September–2 October 2013.

Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Anwar, A.A., Nadeem, A, Venkatesan, P., Watson, P, and Hassaballa, S.A., "Challenges of Integrity Management of Pipelines and Erosion Control in Sand Producing Wells, SPE Paper 155122, Oilfield Corrosion 2012, Aberdeen, UK, 28–29 May 2012.

Odigie, M.E., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Cremaschi, S. "Acoustic Monitor Threshold Limits for Sand Detection in Multiphase Flow Production System," SPE Paper 154378, SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Oilfield Corrosion, Aberdeen, UK, 28–29 May 2012.

Kesana, N.R., Grubb, S., McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, SA., "UT Measurements to Determine Erosion Patterns in a Bend for Single and Multiphase Flows," presented at NACE CORROSION 2012, Salt Lake City, March 14th 2012.

Kesana, N.R., Kieta, M., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "UT Measurements to Determine Erosion Patterns in a Bend for Single and Multiphase Flows," paper presented at NACE CORROSION 2012, Salt Lake City, March 14, 2012.

Fan, C., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A. and Rybicki, E.F., "Experimental Research of Sand Erosion in Gas Dominant Flows," paper presented at the Corrosion 2012, Paper No. C2012-0001422, NACE International Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, March 2012.

Odigie, M.E., Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Cremaschi, S., "Variation in Acoustic Monitor Threshold Limits for Sand Detection in Multiphase Flow Systems Using Experimental and Statistical Approach," paper presented at the 14th Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition, Paper No. 182-CR-25, NACE Middle East and Africa, Bahrain, February 2012.

Fan, C., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Evaluation of Electrical Resistance Probes to Detect Pipeline Erosion and Sand Production in Low Liquid Loading Flow Conditions, " paper presented at Society of Petroleum Engineers Eastern Regional Meeting 2011, Paper No. 149013, Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 2011.

Kesana, N.R., Throneberry, J., McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A., "Solid Particle Erosion in Slug Flow," presented at the 63rd Annual APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Long Beach, CA; Nov 23rd 2010.

Zhang, Y., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Rybicki, E.F., "Application of CFD in Erosion-Related Prediction and Model Development," Paper No. 0353, Proceedings of The 3rd World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry (WCOGI 2010), Beijing, China, September 27-28, 2010.

Throneberry, J.M., Zhang, Y., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Rybicki, E.F., "Solid-Particle Erosion in Slug Flow," SPE Paper 135402, SPE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, September 19-22, 2010.

Shirazi, S.A. and McLaury, B.S., Sow E., Butter, M., Folefac, A., and Hassaballa, S.A., "Sand Settling and Locations of High Erosion in Subsea Production System," Trinidad and Tobago Energy Resource Conference, Port of Spain, SPE 132909, Trainidad, June 27-30, 2010.

McLaury, B., Shirazi, S., Al-Mutahar, F., "Sand Monitoring Techniques – Applications and Limitations," Paper 08076, 12th Middle East Corrosion Conference, Bahrain, February 3-6, 2008.

McLaury, B.S., Viswanathan, V., Shirazi, S.A., and Mazumder, Q.H., "Effect of Upstream Pipe Orientation on Erosion in Bends for Annular Flow," paper presented at the Corrosion 06, Paper No. 06572, NACE International Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Rincon, H., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "Application of Tulsa University Erosion Model to Predict Threshold Production Flow Rates and Sand Rates from Sand Detection Sensors," Paper presented at the 11th Middle East Corrosion Conference, Feb. 26-March 1st, Bahrain, 2006.

Al-Mutahar, F., Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., "Critical Deposition Velocities of Solid Particles in Horizontal and Inclined Pipes," Paper presented at the 11th Middle East Corrosion Conference, Feb. 26-March 1st, Bahrain, 2006.

Sampson, M.J., McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A., "A method for Relating Sand Monitor Output to Sand Rate and Particle Kinetic Energy," paper presented at the Corrosion 02, Paper No. 02248, NACE International Annual Conference, Denver, March 2002.

McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A., "Is API RP 14E Reliable for Predicting an Erosional Production Velocity when Sand Production is Anticipated?" Paper No. ETCE00-PR-054, ETCE 2000 / OMAE 2000 Joint Conference of ASME Petroleum Division, February 14-17, 2000.

Edwards, J.K., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Erosion Prediction in Elbows and Plugged Tees," Paper No. ETCE00-ER-033, ETCE 2000 / OMAE 2000 Joint Conference of ASME Petroleum Division, February 14-17, 2000.

McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Burden, T.L., "Effect of Entrance Shape on Erosion in the Throat of Chokes," Paper No. ETCE00-ER-034, ETCE 2000 / OMAE 2000 Joint Conference of ASME Petroleum Division, February 14-17, 2000.

McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A., "Generalization of API RP 14E for Erosive Service in Multiphase Production," SPE Paper 56812, Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering/General, Houston, October 3-6, 1999.

McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Predicting Sand Erosion in Chokes for High Pressure Wells, SPE Paper 49308, in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering/General, New Orleans, October 1999.

Edwards, J.K, Erdal, F.M., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A., "Validation of a CFD Code for Tangentially Injected Swirling Flows and Flow in 90 degree Elbows," Paper No. FEDSM99-6785, 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 18-23, 1999.

McLaury, B.S., Wang, J., Shirazi, S.A., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "Solid Particle Erosion in Long Radius Elbows and Straight Pipes, "SPE Paper 38842, in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering Annual Meeting, Sand Diego, October 1997.

Shirazi, S.A., McLaury, B.S., Shadley, J.R., and Rybicki, E.F., "Generalization of the API RP 14E Guideline for Erosive Services," SPE Paper 28518, in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering , Vol. 1, pp. 583-592, New Orleans, September 1994.

McLaury, Brenton. “A Model to Predict Solid Particle Erosion in Oilfield Geometries.” University of Tulsa (1993): n. pag. Print.



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