King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Selected Publications

  1. Sharma, A., Al-Sarkhi, A., C. Sarica, Z. Hong-Quan, Modeling of Oil-water flow using energy minimization concept., Int. Journal of Multiphase Flow,, Int. Journal of Multiphase Flow, volume 37, issue 4, 326 – 335.

  2. Al-Sarkhi, A., Sarica, C., Qurashi, B.  Modeling of Droplet Entrainment in Co-current Annular Two-Phase Flow: A New Approach, International Journal of Multiphase Flow (March 2012), Volume 39, Pages 21-28

  3. Al-Sarkhi, A. , Effect of mixing on frictional loss reduction by drag reducing polymer in annular horizontal two-phase flows, International Journal of Multiphase Flow,  (2011) Volume 39, March 2012, Pages 186-192.

  4. Al-Sarkhi, A., Effects of drag-reducing polymers on stratified and slug gas-liquid flows in a horizontal pipe. AJSE, The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Accepted, 2011))

  5. Al-sarkhi, A. and Sarica, C., Comment on: "Droplet entrainment correlation in vertical upward co-current annular two-phase flow", by Pravin Sawant, Mamoru Ishii, Michitsugu Mori, Nuclear Engineering and Design 238 1342-1352 (2008), Nuclear Engineering and Design, 241, 3357-3358, (2011)

  6. Al-sarkhi, A. and Sarica, C. (2011). Comment on:  “Correlation of Entrainment for Annular Flow in Horizontal Pipes, letter-to-the-Editor, International Journal of Multiphase flow, 37, 535-536, 2011.

  7. Al-Sarkhi, A., Sarica, C., Magrini, K. , Inclination Effects on Wave Characteristics in Annular Gas-Liquid Flows, AIChE,  58 (4), 2012

  8. Al-Sarkhi, A, Drag reduction with polymers in gas-liquid/liquid-liquid flows in pipes: a literature review, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 2, pp. 41-48, 2010.

  9. M Al-Yaari, A. Soleimani , Abu-Sharkh, U. Al-Mubaiyedh , A. Al-sarkhi (2009) Effect of Drag Reducing Polymers on Oil-Water Flow in A Horizontal Pipe, Int. J of Multiphase flow, 35 (6), pp. 516-524.

  10. S. Atmaca, , C. Sarica,, H.-Q. Zhang, and A.S. Al-Sarkhi (2009) Characterization of Oil-Water Flows in Inclined Pipes, SPE Project, Facilities & Construction Journal, 4(2), pp.41-46..

  11. B. Gokcal, SPE, A. S. Al-Sarkhi, SPE, and C. Sarica (2009) Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Drift Velocity for Upward Inclined Pipes, PE Projects, Facilities & Construction Journal, 4 (2), pp.32-40.

  12. E., Abu-Nada, I. Al-Hinti, A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash (2008) “Effect of piston friction on the performance of SI engine: A new thermodynamic approach”. ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 130 (2).

  13.  A. Al-Sarkhi, E. Abu-Nada and M Batayneh (2006) Effect of drag reducing polymer on air-water annular flow in an inclined pipe. Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 32, 926-934.

  14. Al-Sarkhi, A. and Soleimani, A (2004) Effect of drag reducing polymers on two-phase gas-liquid flows in a horizontal pipe Trans IChemE, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 82 (A12), 1583-1588.

  15. E. Abu-Nada, A. Al-Sarkhi, B. Akash, I. Al-Hinti (2007) “Investigation of heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics of separated flows under the effect of suction and blowing”. ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 129, Issue 11, pp. 1517-1528.     

  16.  Abu Nada, E., Al-Sarkhi, A., Ashhab, M. Akash, B. (2003) The effect of suction boundary condition on the local and average Nusselt numbers for a free convection flow regime, Int. Com. in Heat and Mass Transfer, 30 (3), pp.423-433.

  17.  Soleimani, A. , Al-Sarkhi, A., Hanratty, T. J. (2002) Effect of drag reducing polymers on Pseudo-Slugs-Interfacial drag and transition to slug flow.  Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 28 (12), 1911 -1927.

  18.  Al-Sarkhi, A. and Hanratty, T. J. (2002) Effect of pipe diameter on the drop size in a horizontal annular gas-liquid flow. Int. J. Multiphase Flow  28 (10) 1617-1629.

  19.  Al-Sarkhi, A. and Hanratty, T. J. (2001) Effect of Drag-Reducing Polymer on annular gas-liquid flow in a horizontal Pipe. Int. J. Multiphase flow, 27 (7), 1151-1162.

  20.  Al-Sarkhi, A. and Hanratty, T. J. (2002) Effect of pipe diameter on the performance of Drag-Reducing Polymers in annular gas-liquid flows. IChemE.J. 79 Part A, 402-408.

  21. Jarrah, M., AlDoss, T. and Al-sarkhi, A. (1994) Interaction of two opposite conical curved wall jets, Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow17 (4), 397-402.

  22. Chambers, F.W., Al-Sarkhi, A and Yao, S.H. (1999) Effects of vehicular air filter housing configuration and filter resistance on filter flow distributions and filtration,  SAE Technical Paper 1999.


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Abdel Salam Al-Sarkhi, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran-Saudi Arabia 31261
Phone: + 966-3-860-7725, FAX: +966-3-860-2949, E-mail:

Last edited: 04/09/12