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Application of Resilient Back-Propagation Neural Networks for Generating a Universal Pressure Drop Model in Pipelines

Ayoub, Mohammed A. Ayoub and Demiral, Birol M. Demiral (2011) Application of Resilient Back-Propagation Neural Networks for Generating a Universal Pressure Drop Model in Pipelines. UNIVERSITY of KHARTOUM ENGINEERING JOURNAL (UOKEJ), 1 (2). pp. 9-21. ISSN 1858-6333

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Abstract

This study aims at generating and validating a universal pressure drop model at pipelines under three phase flow conditions. There is a pressing need for estimating the pressure drop in pipeline systems using a simple procedure that would eliminate the tedious and yet the non accurate and cumbersome methods. In this study resilient back-propagation Artificial Neural Network technique will be utilized as a powerful modeling tool to establish the complex relationship between input parameters and the pressure drop in pipeline systems under wide range of angles of inclination. A total number of data points consists of 335 sets has been used for generating, validating, and testing the ANN model. A model performance has been evaluated against the best empirical correlations and mechanistic models (Xiao et al., Gomez et al., and Beggs and Brill). A series of statistical and graphical analysis were conducted to show the significance of the generated model. The new developed model outperforms all investigated models with correlation coefficient reaches 98.82%.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Multiphase flow
Academic Subject Two:Pressure Drop
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
ID Code:10572
Deposited By: Dr Mohammed Abdalla Ayoub
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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