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Avoiding stick slip vibrations in drilling through startup trajectory design

Abstract : A distributed model of a drill string with a collars section is presented with Coulomb friction as a distributed source term. This model is capable of replicating stick slip oscillations as caused by the reduction in friction from static to dynamic. We design a feed-forward startup trajectory for initiating rotation of the drill string that effectively avoids the stick slip limit cycle. The trajectory design is performed using the differential flatness of the bit angular velocity, and by treating the reduction from static to dynamic friction as an estimated disturbance to be canceled, thus conforming to the canonical 3-DOF controller design for tracking and disturbance rejection. A simulation study illustrates the feasibility of the approach.
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Ulf Jakob F. Aarsnes, Florent Di Meglio, Roman Shor. Avoiding stick slip vibrations in drilling through startup trajectory design. Journal of Process Control, Elsevier, 2018, 70, pp.24-35. ⟨10.1016/j.jprocont.2018.07.019⟩. ⟨hal-02014416⟩



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