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Drill bit performance investigation using computational fluid dynamics.

Tesfa, Belachew; Mishra, Rakesh; Asim, Taimoor; Pradhan, Suman

Authors

Belachew Tesfa

Rakesh Mishra

Suman Pradhan



Abstract

Drilling tools are extensively used in mining and quarrying industries. Even though working environments may be different for different drilling tools application, the basic working principle has extensive similarity. The markedly different physical properties of the drilled substance (rock, soil), the depth of drilling, the rotating speed of the drill and the overall performance characteristics of the air compressor are the main parameters which affect the performance effectiveness of the drill bit. It is fairly difficult to carry out detailed experimental investigations to predict the effects of all these parameters on drill bit performance. Hence it is advisable to use the state of the art fluid dynamics simulation package Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to establish parametric interdependence. The CFD software is used due to its ability to substantially reduce the lead times and costs of new designs and its flexibility to study systems where controlled experiments are difficult to carry out. In addition, CFD also gives opportunity to study systems under hazardous conditions and yields fairly in-depth details

Citation

TESFA, B., MISHRA, R., ASIM, T. and PRADHAN, S. 2012. Drill bit performance investigation using computational fluid dynamics. Presented at 39th National conference on fluid mechanics and fluid power 2012 (NCFMFP 2012), 13-15 December 2012, Surat, India.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 39th National conference on fluid mechanics and fluid power 2012 (NCFMFP 2012)
Conference Location Surat, India
Start Date Dec 13, 2012
End Date Dec 15, 2012
Deposit Date Oct 11, 2021
Publicly Available Date Oct 11, 2021
Keywords Computational fluid dynamics; Drill bit; Velocity ratio; Static pressure
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/872369

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