Stress/fluid pressure waves in radially expanded solid tube

A. Karrech*, A. C. Seibi, T. Pervez, S. Al-Hiddabi

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Solid Expandable Tubular (SET) Technolgy is receiving a widespread use in the oil industry nowadays. This technology is essentially a down-hole cold working process consisting of expanding a solid tube by drawing a mandrel through it either mechanically or hydraulically. The hydraulic expansion requires a high back pressure to move the mandrel forward, which leads to a sudden release (pop-out) of the mandrel towards the end of the process due to the stored elastic energy within the tube-fluid system. This sudden release results in axial and radial vibrations accompanied with stress and pressure waves propagating through the three mediums (inner and outer fluids and expanded tube).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 ASME/JSME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2004Jul 29 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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