




Fifty graduate students have completed
a total of fifty studies in the past
17 years. Following are the names of the students and their thesis or dissertation titles
shown in chronological order. The completed studies served as reports to the participating member
companies and are available for TUSTP
members at the Publications site:

Mauricio
Prado:
“A Block Implicit Numerical
Solution Technique for TwoPhase
Multidimensional Steadystate Flow,”
(Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University
of Tulsa, 1995.

Inta
Arpandi:
"A Mechanistic Model for
TwoPhase Flow in GasLiquid Cylindrical
Cyclone Separators," (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1995.

Ashoutosh
Joshi:
"TwoPhase Flow in
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators  Experiments and
Modeling," (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1995.

Ferhat
Erdal:
“CFD Simulations of
SinglePhase and TwoPhase Flow in
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators,” (MS, ME) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1996.

Brenno
Motta:
"Rotational TwoPhase Flow
in GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators," (Ph.D. PE) Dissertation,
The University of Tulsa, 1997.

Shaya Movafaghian:
"The Effects of Geometry,
Fluid Properties, and Pressure on the
Flow Hydrodynamics in GasLiquid
Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” (MS,
PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1998.

Shoubo
Wang:
“Control System Analysis of
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1997.

Luis Gomez:
“A StateoftheArt Simulator
and Field Application Design of
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1998.

Ivan
Mantilla:
“Bubble Trajectory Analysis in
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1998.

Williams
Chirinos:
“Liquid Carryover in
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1998.

Edelmira
Afanador:
“OilWater Separation in
LiquidLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC)
Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 1999.

Shoubo
Wang:
“Dynamic Simulation,
Experimental Investigation and Control
System Design of GasLiquid Cylindrical
Cyclone Separators,” (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation,
The University of Tulsa, 2000.

Reyes
Ramirez:
“Slug Dissipation in Helical
Pipes,” (MS, ME) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2000

Juan
Caldentey:
“A Mechanistic Model for Liquid
Hydrocyclones (LHC),” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 2000

Luis
Gomez: “Dispersed TwoPhase Swirling Flow Characterization for Predicting
Gas CarryUnder in GasLiquid
Cylindrical Cyclone Compact
Separators,” (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation,
The University of Tulsa, 2001,

Carlos
Gomez:
“OilWater Separation in LiquidLiquid
Hydro Cyclones (LLHC) – Experiment and
Modeling,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2001,

Ferhat
Erdal:
“Local Measurements and Computational
Fluid Dynamics Simulations in a
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Separator,” (Ph.D., ME) Dissertation,
The University of Tulsa, 2001

Carlos
Oropeza:
“Multiphase Flow Separation in
LiquidLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone and
GasLiquidLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone
Compact Separators,” (Ph.D, PE)
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2001

Bhavani
Shankar Earni:
“Predictive Control of GasLiquid
Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators
Using Slug Detection,” (MS, ME)
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2001

Rajkumar
Mathiravedu:
“Control System Development and
Performance Evaluation of LLCC
Separators,” (MS, ME) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2001

Antonio
Reinoso:
“Design and Performance of Slug
Damper,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2002

William
Contreras:
“The Effect of Inlet Gas Void
Fraction on the Performance of
LiquidLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC^{©})
Separator,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2002.

Marcos
Barboza:
“OilWater Dispersion Flow in
Piping Components,” (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 2002.

Mathieu Lardeux:
“Foam Flow Testing in GLCC”.
Visiting Scholar. Special research
project, 2002.

Robiro
Molina:
“Wet Gas Separation in
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC)
Separator,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The
University of Tulsa, 2003.

Carlos
Avila:
“Modeling and Control Systems
Development for Integrated ThreePhase
Compact Separators”, (MS, PE) Thesis,
The University of Tulsa, 2003.

Vasudevan
Sampath:
“Design and Development of Adaptive Control For GasLiquid Cylindrical
Cyclone (GLCC) Separators” (MS, ME)
The University of Tulsa, 2003.

Angel
Bustamante:
“Design and Performance of
Multiphase Distribution Manifold” (MS,
ME) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2003.

Carlos
Di Matteo: “Mechanistic
Modeling of Slug Dissipation
in Helical Pipes”
(MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2003.

Nolides
Guzman:
“Foam Flow in GLCC,”
(Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2005.

Ciro Andres Perez:
“Horizontal
Pipe SeparatorExperiments and Modeling,”
(Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2005.

Oscar M.
Escobar:
“Performance Evaluation of a Modified
LiquidLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC)
Separator,”
(MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2005.

Eduardo J. Pereyra:
“Transient
Mechanistic Model for Slug Damper/GasLiquid
Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Compact
Separator System,”
(MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2005.

Carlos F. TorresMonzon:
“Modeling of OilWater Flow in
Horizontal and Near Horizontal Pipes,”
(Ph.D., ME)
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2005.

Yordanka GomezMarkovich:
“Dispersion Characterization Rig (DCR),”
(MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa,
2005.

Vasudevan
Sampath:
"Intelligent Control of
Compact Multiphase Separation System (CMSS©)," (Ph.D.,
ME)
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2006.

Carlos
Avila:
"Interfacial Phenomena in
OilWater Dispersions,"
(Ph.D., PE)
Dissertation, The University
of Tulsa, 2006.

Jany Carolina
Vielma:
"Rheological Behavior of
OilWater Dispersions Flow in
Horizontal Pipes,"
(MS, PE)
Thesis, The University of
Tulsa, 2006.

Guanghui Tian:
"Characterization of OilWater Dispersion
Shear Flow Through Restrictions,"
(MS, PE)
Thesis, The University of
Tulsa, 2007.

Dong
Xiang:
"Analysis and Experimental
Investigation of a Modular
Differential Dielectric Sensor (DDS©)
for use in Multiphase Separation,
Process Measurement and Control,"
(Ph.D., ME)
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2007.

Srinivas Kolla:
"Liquid CarryOver in GLCC Compact
Separators for ThreePhase Flow,"
(MS, ME)
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2007.

Jose
Severino: "Mechanistic
Modeling of SolidLiquid Separation in
Small Diameter Hydrocyclones,"
(MS, PE)
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2007.

Ashwini Kelkar:
"ScaleUp of Foam Breakup in Cyclones,"
(ME, ME)
The University of Tulsa, 2007.

Mathieu Gassies:
"Simplified Model for HPS©"
Visiting Scholar. Special research
project, 2008.

Ivan Mantilla:
"GasLiquid
Entrainment in Horizontal Pipes,"
(Ph.D., PE).
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2008.

Rosnayi D. Arismendi:
"Utilization of
GasLiquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©)
Compact Separator for Solids Removal in
Gas Drilling,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2008.

Serik Omarov:
"Operational
Envelope for Carry Over for
GasLiquidSolid Flow in GasLiquid
Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©)
Compact Separator,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2008.

Rosanel A. Morales:
"Fluid Shear
Effects of Centrifugal Pump on OilWater
Flow,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2009.

Lourdes Alvarez: "Multiphase Flow
Splitting in Parallel/Looped Pipelines,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2009.

Neyla Urdaneta: "Utilization of
Dispersion Characterization Rig (DCR) to
Study the Effect of Salinity and
Demulsifiers on OilWater Dispersions
Separation,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2009.

Iliana SayagoTorres: "Inline
Measurement of Shear Effects Using
Differential Dielectric Sensor (DDS),"
(ME, PE)
The University of Tulsa, 2009.

Mehmet Emin Karaaslan: "A Study
of Foam BreakUp in Inlet Cyclones,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2009.

Feng Xiao: "A Study of Droplet
Deposition in Curved Pipes,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2010.

Mehmet Orkun Er: "Onset to
Separated WaterLayer ThreePhase
Stratified Flow,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2010.

Haitham Othman: "Validation and
Improvement of the Horizontal Pipe
Separator (HPS©) Model,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2010.

Hui Li: "Modeling and Application
of Differential Dielectric Sensor (DDS)
for Multiphase Measurement,"
(Ph.D.,
ME).
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2010.

Jesus A. Pacheco: "Shear Effects
of Centrifugal Pump on Hydrocyclone
Performance,"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2010.

Maria Veronica Parra:
"Methodology of OilWater Dispersions
Flow Characterization Using the
Dispersion Characterization Rig (DCR),"
(MS, PE).
Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2010.

Eduardo Pereyra: "Modeling of
Integrated Compact Multiphase Separation
System (CMSS© ),"
(Ph.D.,
PE).
Dissertation, The University of Tulsa,
2011.









