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dc.contributor.authorYousuf, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGschwendtner, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNates, Ren_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T02:12:56Z
dc.date.available2018-11-19T02:12:56Z
dc.date.copyright2016-12-05en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationIn Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (pp. 1-4 online). Retrieved from http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/imarusic/proceedings/20/452%20Paper.pdf
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-74052-377-6en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12043
dc.description.abstractAir-lift pumps have begun to receive a high degree of attention due to the absence of mechanical components and the potential for their use in renewable energy applications. One of the principal challenges of the air-lift pump is increasing the volume of fluid it can pump, as such it may be possible to utilise multiple parallel tubes. In such an arrangement it is necessary to have the two phases distributed to multiple tubes from a common source. However, from an analytical perspective this leads to multiple steady state solutions and hence accurately predicting the pumping characteristics of an air-lift pump becomes extremely complex. To circumvent the analytical challenges associated with dividing a multiphase flow amongst multiple parallel tubes this work utilised an artificial neural network (ANN) (a class of artificial intelligence) to the prediction of the pumping characteristics of an air-lift pump with multiple parallel lift tubes. The results show that the neural network model provides an extremely accurate prediction of the pumping characteristics of multiple tube air-lift pumps within the training bounds. Moreover, the ANN provides insights into the pumping characteristics of multiple tube air-lift pumps outside these bounds that would be extremely difficult to achieve by analytical means.en_NZ
dc.publisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/imarusic/proceedings/20/452%20Paper.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectAir-lift pumps; Multiple parallel lift tubes; Modelling; Predictions; Artificial neural network (ANN); 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
dc.titlePredicting the Pumping Characteristics of Multiple Parallel Tube Air-lift Pumpsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
pubs.elements-id217319
aut.relation.conference20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conferenceen_NZ


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