Cuttings transport implications for drill string design: a study with computational fluid dynamics
Modern drilling programs require a variety of drilling equipment over a variety of well paths. Changes in equipment and parameters greatly affect the process of cuttings transport in the wellbore. While extensive experimental work has explored a multitude of drilling parameters, a firm methodology for using computational fluid dynamics to model this process has not been established. Moreover, computational models more easily compare different drilling geometries than experimental apparatuses that require significant equipment exchange. This thesis first establishes a methodology for utilizing ...
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