Which slurry transport regime should be used and why?

With five possible flow regimes to choose from for slurry transport, selecting just one can require consideration. Fortunately, one of these regimes has a simple criterion: a ratio of the particle diameter to the pipe diameter.

Pipe Size Effect on Hydraulic Transport of Jumoonjin Sand Experiments in a Dredging Test Loop
Pipe Size Effect on Hydraulic Transport of Jumoonjin Sand Experiments in a Dredging Test Loop

The diameter of a slurry pipeline is an important factor in a design and an operation of a pipeline and pump system connected with a dredger. However, the effect of pipe diameter on the slurry flow behaviour (frictional head losses, specific energy consumption, deposition limit velocity) is not

Numerical Simulation of the Development of Density Waves in a Long Pipeline and the Dynamic System B
Numerical Simulation of the Development of Density Waves in a Long Pipeline and the Dynamic System B

Slurry transport is used in dredging and mining to transport solid/liquid mixtures over a long distance and very frequently multiple pumps are utilised.