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%A YIP YAO, HONG
%D 2017
%T Lattice Boltzmann Method for Investigation of Thermal Induced Phase Change of Crude Oil Wax
%U https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/Lattice_Boltzmann_Method_for_Investigation_of_Thermal_Induced_Phase_Change_of_Crude_Oil_Wax/5454817
%R 10.4225/03/59d1743906d77
%K Lattice Boltzmann method
%K Crude oil paraffin wax
%K Solid-liquid phase change
%K Natural convective phase change
%K Thermal energy storage
%K Solidification
%K Melting
%K Paraffin wax mitigation
%K Heat conduction
%K Optimization
%K Transient heat transfer modeling
%K Mesoscopic physics modeling
%K Convective flow dynamics manipulation
%K Convective flow dynamics restructuring
%X Offshore drilling platforms strive to keep crude oil warm to avoid undesirable wax formation under cold subsea temperatures. This research involves mesoscopic physics (lattice Boltzmann method - LBM) and its application in thermal management as mitigation technique against paraffin wax formation in stored crude oil, a solution which may save billions of dollars yearly to the petroleum industry. Major highlights in this thesis includes development of an in-house double-population LBM algorithm coupled with MRT and VCA techniques, thermal energy storage fins prolong wax formation by 94%, and melting of wax is enhanced by 13% using solely convective flow dynamics reconstruction.