Stability of transverse vibration of drillstring conveying drilling fluid
Song Tang 1  
,   Zheng Liang 1,   Guang-Hui Zhao 1
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China
Song Tang   

School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, chengdu, China
Submission date: 2020-03-13
Final revision date: 2020-06-18
Acceptance date: 2020-06-30
Online publication date: 2020-10-15
Publication date: 2020-10-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2020;58(4):1061–1074
In this paper, an analytical model is proposed to predict lateral vibration of a drillstring in a vertical well. The effect of parameters, such as stiffness of spring, average weight on bit (WOB), amplitude of fluctuating WOB and so on, on the dynamic stability of the drillstring is discussed. It is found that the interaction between the drillstring and drilling mud has a great influence on drillstring buckling and dynamics. For constant drilling pressure, the mud flow rate stabilizes the drillstring under certain conditions, but the fluctuating WOB drives the drillstring parametric resonance.
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