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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 Two-Phase Multidimensional Steady-state Flow,” (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 1995.

  •  Inta Arpandi:  "A Mechanistic Model for Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators," (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1995.

  •  Ashoutosh Joshi:  "Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators - Experiments and Modeling," (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1995.

  •  Ferhat Erdal:  “CFD Simulations of Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” (MS, ME) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1996.

  •  Brenno Motta:  "Rotational Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid 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 Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1998.

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

  • Luis Gomez:  “A State-of-the-Art Simulator and Field Application Design of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1998.

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

  • Williams Chirinos:  “Liquid Carry-over in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1998.

  •  Edelmira Afanador:  “Oil-Water Separation in Liquid-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC) Separators,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 1999.

  •  Shoubo Wang: “Dynamic Simulation, Experimental Investigation and Control System Design of Gas-Liquid 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 Two-Phase Swirling Flow Characterization for Predicting Gas Carry-Under in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Compact Separators,” (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2001,

  • Carlos Gomez: “Oil-Water Separation in Liquid-Liquid 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 Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separator,” (Ph.D., ME) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2001

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

  •  Bhavani Shankar Earni: “Predictive Control of Gas-Liquid 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 Liquid-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC©) Separator,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2002.

  • Marcos Barboza:  “Oil-Water 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 Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separator,” (MS, PE) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2003.

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

  • Vasudevan Sampath: “Design and Development of Adaptive Control For Gas-Liquid 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 Separator-Experiments and Modeling,” (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2005.

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

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

  • Carlos F. Torres-Monzon: “Modeling of Oil-Water Flow in Horizontal and Near Horizontal Pipes,” (Ph.D., ME) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2005.

  • Yordanka Gomez-Markovich: “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 Oil-Water Dispersions," (Ph.D., PE) Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2006.

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

  • Guanghui Tian: "Characterization of Oil-Water 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 Carry-Over in GLCC Compact Separators for Three-Phase Flow," (MS, ME) Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2007.

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

  • Ashwini Kelkar: "Scale-Up 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: "Gas-Liquid Entrainment in Horizontal Pipes," (Ph.D., PE). Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2008.   

  • Rosnayi D. Arismendi: "Utilization of Gas-Liquid 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 Gas-Liquid-Solid Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©) Compact Separator," (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2008.

  • Rosanel A. Morales: "Fluid Shear Effects of Centrifugal Pump on Oil-Water 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 Oil-Water Dispersions Separation," (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2009.

  • Iliana Sayago-Torres: "In-line Measurement of Shear Effects Using Differential Dielectric Sensor (DDS)," (ME, PE) The University of Tulsa, 2009.

  • Mehmet Emin Karaaslan: "A Study of Foam Break-Up 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 Water-Layer Three-Phase 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 Oil-Water 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.  

  • Jose M. Lopez-Mendoza: "Falling Film and Gas Entrainment in Vertical Downward Two-Phase Flow),"  (Ph.D., ME). Dissertation, The University of Tulsa, 2011. 

  • Jose Antonio Moncayo Sánchez: "Foam Break-Up under Swirling Flow in Inlet Cyclone and Gas Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC©),"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2011.  
  • Ran He: "Fluid Shear Effects of Centrifugal Pump on Oil-Continuous Dispersion Flow"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2011. 
  • Dayle Ajmad: "Top Kill - Improving Predictions & Procedures," M.E. Project Report,  The University of Tulsa, 2011. 
  • Yi Zhang: "The Effect of water Fraction and Salinity on Crude Oil-Water Dispersions,"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2012. 
  • Qiaoyi Zhang: "Sensor Dimension Optimization of Differential Dielectric Sensor (DDS),"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2012. 
  • Roberto Jose Ibarra: "Critical Sand Deposition Velocity in Horizontal Stratified Flow at Low Concentrations,"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2012. 
  • Ramin Dabirian: "Prediction of Two-Phase Flow Splitting in Looped Lines Based on Energy Minimization,"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2012. 
  • Panca Desaf Nitasari: "Utilization of Churn Flow Coalescer (CFC) for Improving Foam Breakup in GLCC©,"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2013. 
  • Ali Bakar: "Top Kill Analysis - Onset to Gas-Liquid Counter-Current Flow,"  (MS, PE). Thesis, The University of Tulsa, 2013. 
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