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The effect of elastic modulus and friction coefficient on rubber tube sealing performance
Author(s): Zhimiao Li; Siyuan Xu; Fushen Ren; Jubao Liu
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Paper Abstract

The packer is the key element in separating geosphere layers of water injection, water plugging and fracturing operations in the oilfield. The sealing ability of the packer is depending on the contact pressure between rubber tube and the casing. The circumferential strain of casing wall was tested by the strain gauge to get the contact pressure distribution along axial direction of the tube. The friction force between the casing and the rubber tube was taken by the pressure sensor in compression process. Under the 20,60 and 100 degrees Celsius conditions, the friction forces and the contact pressure distribution were taken in work condition of single rubber tube, double rubber tubes and combination rubber tubes after oil immersion .The result shows that elastic modulus of rubber tube has little effect on the friction force and contact pressure. With elastic modulus decreasing, the friction forces has gradually decreasing trend; The friction coefficient has much impact on friction force: the friction forces under the condition of dry friction and wet friction are respectively equivalent to 48.27% and 5.38% axial compression forces. At wet friction condition, the contact pressure distribution is more uniform and the sealing effect is better.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 93022F (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081096
Show Author Affiliations
Zhimiao Li, Northeast Petroleum Univ. (China)
Siyuan Xu, Northeast Petroleum Univ. (China)
Fushen Ren, Northeast Petroleum Univ. (China)
Jubao Liu, Northeast Petroleum Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9302:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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