Computationally Efficient Dynamics Modeling for Downhole Drilling System Integrating Finite Element and Transfer Matrix Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper proposes a novel computationally efficient dynamics modeling approach for downhole well drilling system. The existing drilling modeling methods are either computationally intensive such as those using finite element method (FEM), or weak in fidelity for complex geometry such as those using transfer matrix method (TMM). To take advantage of the benefits of FEM and TMM and avoid their drawbacks, this paper presents a new hybrid method integrating both of the aforementioned modeling approaches, enabled by the unique structural geometry of the drilling system. Numerical simulation results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed hybrid modeling approach.

published proceedings

  • Volume 2: Mechatronics; Mechatronics and Controls in Advanced Manufacturing; Modeling and Control of Automotive Systems and Combustion Engines; Modeling and Validation; Motion and Vibration Control Applications; Multi-Agent and Networked Systems; Path Planning and Motion Control; Robot Manipulators; Sensors and Actuators; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamic Controls; Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Ke, C., & Song, X.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ke, Chong||Song, Xingyong

publication date

  • January 2016