Stick-Slip Whirl Interaction in Drillstring Dynamics

  • R. I. Leine
  • D. H. van Campen
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 122)


A Stick-slip Whirl Model is presented which is a simplification of an oilwell drillstring confined in a borehole with drilling fluid. The disappearance of stick-slip vibration when whirl vibration appears is explained by bifurcation theory. The numerical results are compared with the experimental data from a full-scale drilling rig.

Key words

Drillstring vibrations discontinuous bifurcations stick-slip vibrations whirl non-smooth systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. Leine
    • 1
  • D. H. van Campen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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