Research on constitutive models of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber for packer at different temperatures

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In order to solve the problem of packer rubber failure at variable temperature and explore the effect of temperature on constitutive model of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) for packer,this paper concludes that the Yeoh model is the most suitable for HNBR by comparing the experimental data at room temperature with the several common classical hyperelastic models. And it also concludes with a modified Yeoh model for different temperatures by modifing the material parameters as the temperature functions. And the stress-strain relationship of HNBR at different temperature is obtained,which can be used to prove the correctness of the model. Finally, the conclusion that the contact stress between packer rubber and casing increases with the increase of temperature is obtained through the case analysis of HNBR cylinder. The HNBR constitutive model obtained in this paper can provide theoretical basis for the engineering application of HNBR materials. It also extends the field that temperature affects on the HNBR constitutive model.

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The author is very grateful for the support of the Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Equipment Ministry of Education in China. This work is part of the project “Research on the performance of HNBR hyperelastic sealing material for packer rubber under high temperature and high pressure”, and the project number is: “OGE201702-30”.

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Correspondence to Yun Huang.

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Recommended by Editor Chongdu Cho

Yun Huang is a teacher of the School of Mechatronic Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Cheng Du, China. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics at Southwest Jiaotong University. His research interests include tubing mechanics, downhole tools, structural safety assessment and numerical simulation.

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Huang, Y., Li, Y., Zhao, H. et al. Research on constitutive models of hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber for packer at different temperatures. J Mech Sci Technol 34, 155–164 (2020) doi:10.1007/s12206-019-1217-x

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  • Hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR)
  • Constitutive model
  • Temperature
  • Packer