We investigate complex drill-string dynamics in a downhole drilling where strong nonlinear interactions between various types of vibration take place. First, we present a low dimensional model of the downhole drilling where a drill-bit cutting a rock formation has a strong coupling between torsional and axial oscillations. The model can be used to study drilling stability as an example results are given. Then we introduce a new experimental rig developed by the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research at the University of Aberdeen, capable of reproducing all major types of drill-string vibration. One of the most important features of this versatile experimental rig is the fact that commercial drill-bits, employed in the drilling industry, and real rock-samples are used. The rig operate in different configurations, which enables the experimental study of various phenomena, such as stick-slip oscillations, whirling and drill-bit bounce. It also allows to determine mechanical characteristics of the drill-bits, which are used to calibrate mathematical models.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Oct 2018|
|Event||14th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery, VETOMAC 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 10 Sept 2018 → 13 Sept 2018