Strength of Materials

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 72–78 | Cite as

Friction and Wear Behavior of Wear-Resistant Belts in Drill Joints for Deep and Ultra-Deep Wells

  • K. Zhang
  • Z. Q. Wang
  • D. G. Wang

The friction and wear of an new material for the drill joint were compared with those of traditional wear-resistant belt materials using an SD-1 test rig against a 42Mn2V steel counterface under deep and ultra-deep well conditions. This provides recommendations as to the tribological application of the wear-resistant belt. The results obtained strongly indicate that the friction and wear of a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) composite are much lower than those of the traditional wear-resistant belt materials. Among those materials, the friction and wear behavior of a FeNiNb alloy are higher than those of a FeCrMnMo alloy. Of the three wear-resistant belt materials, the bilateral protection performance of a PCD composite is the best one. It is feasible to use this composite as the wear-resistant belt material in the drill joint for deep and ultra-deep wells. The dominant wear mechanism of the wear-resistant belt materials is the microcutting wear, accompanied by the adhesive one. In addition, the wear degree of the PCD composite is the least one.


friction wear behavior wear-resistant belt drill joint polycrystalline diamond 



The research is financially supported by International S&T Cooperation Program of China (Grant No. 2012DFR70160) and Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China for Outstanding Young Teachers in Universities (Grant No. 2652017070).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and TechnologyChina University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory on Deep Geo-Drilling Technology of the Ministry of Land and ResourcesChina University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.College of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina
  4. 4.College of Mechanical and Transportation EngineeringChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina

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