Down-Hole Directional Drilling Dynamics Modeling Based on a Hybrid Modeling Method With Model Order Reduction Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This paper presents a dynamics model for the down-hole directional drilling system based on a hybrid modeling method with model order reduction. Due to the long dimension of the drill string, a drilling model purely based on numerical methods such as the finite element method (FEM) may require a large number of meshes, which induces high computational intensity. By using a hybrid method combining FEM and the transfer matrix method (TMM), the order of the model can be significantly reduced. To further reduce the modeling order, a proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)-Galerkin projection-based approach is applied, and a set of linear normal modes (LNMs) are identified to create a reduced-order projection subspace. To this end, simulation results are presented to prove that the method can effectively capture the dominant modes of the drilling dynamics, and a computationally efficient and high fidelity reduced-order hybrid model can be reached for real-time state estimation and control design.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Energy Resources Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Ke, C., & Song, X.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Ke, Chong||Song, Xingyong

publication date

  • January 2021