**Open Access Library Journal**

Vol.04 No.06(2017), Article ID:77209,13 pages

10.4236/oalib.1103693

Study of Load Fluctuation Characteristics of PDC Bit during Gas Extraction Borehole in Soft Coal Seam

Shifeng Wang, Xiaoming Han^{*}, Qiangqiang Zhang^{ }

School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China

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Received: May 26, 2017; Accepted: June 22, 2017; Published: June 26, 2017

ABSTRACT

Load fluctuation characteristics have a great influence on drilling performance. So, study the influence of drilling kinematic parameters on the load fluctuation characteristics of PDC bit becomes more and more important. Gas drainage drilling experiment table was built and Gas drainage drilling experiment was carried out under different feed speed, different rotation speed and same drilling thickness with different feed speed and rotation speed. The results indicate that drilling torque decreases with the increase of rotation speed; vibration amplitude of drilling torque increases with increase of rotation speed. Vibration amplitude of feed resistance decreases from 90 r/min to about 240 r/min and then increases. The value of 240 r/min is minimum. Feed resistance and drilling torque increase with the increase of feeding speed. Vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feeding resistance increases with the increase of feeding speed. Feed resistance and drilling torque are almost equal with the same drilling thickness; meanwhile, vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance increases with the increase of feeding speed. It provides a good basis for setting the appropriate feeding speed and rotation speed in actual work.

**Subject Areas:**

Mechanical Engineering

**Keywords:**

Load Fluctuation Characteristics, Feeding Resistance, Drilling Torque, Soft Coal, Vibration Amplitude

1. Introduction

All metallurgical and mechanical aspects of failure that can occur for a drill pipe are considered and discussed. And finally, this comprehensive review leads to a conclusion that categorizes the primary sources of drill pipe failure into seven major groups and makes some recommendations to avoid them [1] . The critical stress value for sulfide stress corrosion cracking of the drill pipe material is obtained, and the mechanisms of axial cracking failure and corresponding preventive measures are proposed [2] . Drilling performance and durability of polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits can be degraded by the vibrations associated with drilling. In particular, two types of vibrations are of interest: torsional oscillation and backward whirl. Torsional oscillation (also referred to as “stick/ slip”) is characterized by fluctuations in bit angular velocity [3] . The ANASYS software was applied to analyze the inherent frequencies of the vertical vibration, horizontal vibration and rotary vibration during the different drilling depth. The excitation frequency to the drilling rod could be changed by the rotary speed adjusted at drilling rig working period. Thus the resonance caused by the vibration could be reduced and could provide the guidance to the success of the geological exploration [4] . Transverse vibrations of drillstrings caused by axial loading and impact with the wellbore wall are studied [5] . A linear quadratic regulator (LQR) controller is designed based on a linearized model and is shown to be effective in eliminating this type of oscillations. It is also shown that for some operational parameters the control action may excite large bending vibrations due to coupling with the torsional motion [6] . With an increase in borehole pressure, the side crack length decreases significantly; furthermore, the main mode of rock failure shifts from tension to shear [7] . The fractal dimension of cracks in the coal seam roofing is affected by the thickness of coal seam, spacing of coal seam and the lithological characteristics of overlying rock strata. With the increase of the thickness of coal seam (composite thickness of coal seam), the fractal dimension of cracks increases [8] . The cutting efficiency of the PDC bit has been analyzed based on the development of an analytical single PDC cutter force model. The cutting efficiency of a single PDC cutter is defined as the ratio of the volume removed by a cutter over the force required to remove that volume of rock [9] . The capability of several types of flat PDC cutters to withstand combined loads was tested and evaluated by the impact and cutting of single PDC cutter on granite in a linear impact-cutting Table. The primary failure modes of PDC cutters withstanding different combined loads were investigated and analyzed [10] . The relationship among Roller shape, material factors and roller movement parameters was researched according to experiment of combining Finite Element Method, the results indicated that cutting shape feature was an important factor that affects the efficiency of cutting. The cutting temperature between the geometry of the cutter and the rotating speed of the roller were a function. The cutting efficiency of the cylinder was affected by the geometry of the cylinder [11] [12] [13] . Finite element modeling of the PDC bit cutting pick was researched, the results indicated that when cutting thickness is (0.5 - 1.0) mm, the average cutting force reduces. When the cutting thickness is more than 2 mm, the average cutting force is the same [14] . A new cutter-rock interaction model was built and prediction accuracy of wellbore deviation was greatly improved was obtained [15] . Dynamic process of single cutterdrills rock under different drilling depth was analyzed, cutting force curve was built [16] . A new model that was used to research the failure case of PDC bit was built according to real date [17] . The force-balanced condition of a PDC bit withsingle-set cutters may be violated during transit-formation drilling was found. A new cutter layout procedure is proposed, which not only ensures the force-ba- lanced condition during transit drilling but also significantly improves drilling efficiency [18] . When the front rake angle is between 15˚ and 20˚, the rock- breaking effect of the PDC bit cutter is desirable. When the side rake angle is 5˚, the rock-breaking effect is best and the probability of tooth damage is relatively low [19] . The model among the cutting influence, cutting thickness, cutting pitch and cutting mechanism was built according to Influence of cutting mechanism on the cutting influence and failure form of cutting coal seams [20] .

In order to increase the drilling performer of PDC bit, lots of research have been done, however, papers about study on the influence of PDC bit drilling kinematic parameters (include feed speed, rotation speed, same drilling thickness) on drill pipe vibration under confining pressure in Gas Drainageis few. So drilling experiment table is built and carried out under confining pressure and different drilling parameters. In this paper, influence of PDC bit drilling kinematic parameters on Drill pipe vibration is researched and some conclusions are obtained.

2. Specific Energy Consumption Analyze of PDC Bit during Gas Extraction Borehole

2.1. Force Analyze of Spliced Variant

Cutting mechanism of PDC bit is that the cutter can automatically cut the coal seams under the drilling pressure. Cutters cutting coal rock under the action of torque. The two dimensional force model was established according to the analysis of shear broken coal rock is shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. Spliced variant

Figure 1. Spliced variant.

Figure 2. Analysis of spliced variant of coal rock.

of coal rock was researched under the coal rock properties $\left(\theta ,\psi ,\varphi \right)$ was determined. The relationship between the contact normal pressure and the rake angle of the cutter was researched. Normal pressure is on the contact surface, resultant force is ${F}_{1}$ , reaction force ${P}_{1}$ , vertical force ${P}_{2}$ is on the shear plane. Rake angle of cutter is $\alpha $ , the friction angle is $\theta $ , the included angle between the cutting surface of coal and the feed direction of the cutter is $\varphi $ , Internal friction angle of coal and rock is $\varphi $ , shear surfaces is $S$ $\left({S}_{ABCD}\right)$ .

${P}_{1}={\displaystyle \int {\sigma}_{n}}\text{d}s,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{F}_{2}={\displaystyle \int \tau \text{d}s}$ (2-1)

Average shear force; $\tau =C+{\sigma}_{n}\mathrm{tan}\varphi $ is taken into (2-1);

${F}_{2}=C\cdot S+{P}_{1}\mathrm{tan}\varphi $ (2-2)

where: C is cohesion of coal rock, ${\sigma}_{n}$ is anti-crushing strength, $\tau $ is the residual shear force. According to the two directions of the coordinate axes, the equilibrium condition is available under the limit equilibrium state.

$\sum X}=0,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{F}_{1}\mathrm{sin}\left(\frac{\text{\pi}}{2}-\alpha -\psi -\theta \right)-{F}_{2}=0$ (2-3)

$\sum Y}=0,\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{P}_{1}-{F}_{1}\mathrm{sin}\left(\frac{\text{\pi}}{2}-\alpha -\psi -\theta \right)=0$ (2-4)

(2-2) is taken into (2-3), (2-4)

${F}_{1}=\frac{C\cdot S\cdot \mathrm{cos}\varphi}{\mathrm{cos}\left(\varphi +\psi +\theta +\alpha \right)}$ (2-5)

$s=b\cdot {b}_{0}$ ; b is width of cutter drill coal and rock in Figure 3 and ${b}_{0}$ is crack length(AD in Figure 1), Figure 4 is PDC bit.

${F}_{1}=\frac{C\cdot b\cdot {b}_{0}\mathrm{cos}\varphi}{\mathrm{cos}\left(\varphi +\psi +\theta +\alpha \right)}$ (2-5)

$b=2\sqrt{{R}^{2}+{\left(R-\frac{h}{3\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)}^{2}}$

b is drilling width, h is drilling thickness ( $h=v/n$ ), v is feeding speed (m/ min), n is Rotating speed of bit (r/min).

When $\alpha +\psi +\theta +\varphi \ge \text{\pi}/2$ , ${F}_{1}$ is infinity or negative. The contact area

Figure 3. Sketch map of cutting area.

Figure 4. PDCbit.

between the cutter and the coal rock increases with the increase of rake angle, so strong extrusion is occurred on coal rock. Shear failure is not occurred, and extrusion failure is occurred. Since the uniaxial compressive strength of the coal rock is much larger than that of the shear strength, the fragmentation of coal and rock need more drilling pressure and tangential force. Drilling efficiency is very low, so the affective range of the rake angle is $0\le \alpha \le \text{\pi}/2-\left(\psi +\theta +\varphi \right)$ .

2.2. Analysis of Cutting Force of Cutter and Specific Energy Consumption

Cutting force, drilling pressure, The reaction force of rock to cutter is ${F}_{1}$ , friction ${F}_{3}$ and contact normal pressure ${P}_{2}$ are shown in Figure 5.

The coefficient of friction between the coal and the tangent plane is μ, ${F}_{3}=\mu {P}_{2}$ , Balance principle of force:

Figure 5. Cutter force analysis.

${F}_{c}={F}_{1}\mathrm{cos}\left(\theta +\alpha \right)+\mu {P}_{2}$ (2-6)

$W={F}_{1}\mathrm{sin}\left(\theta +\alpha \right)+{P}_{2}$ (2-7)

${F}_{c}$ is cutting force, $W$ is feeding resistance, ${P}_{2}$ is related to the force distribution on the wear surface.

${P}_{2}=b\cdot {\sigma}_{s}\cdot \left[\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}+\frac{1}{3}\left(\Delta {L}_{f}-\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)\right]$ [21] (2-8)

$\Delta {L}_{f}$ ―PDC cutter wear length. $R$ is the radius of cutter, ${\sigma}_{s}$ is uniaxial compression yield force of coal, usually the value is tenfold than coal Platt factor, ${\sigma}_{s}=10f$ , $f$ is coal rock hardness.

(2-6) and (2-7) are brought into the (2-8):

$\begin{array}{c}W=\frac{2C{b}_{0}\sqrt{{R}^{2}+{\left(R-\frac{\nu}{3n\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)}^{2}}\cdot \mathrm{cos}\varphi \cdot \mathrm{sin}\left(\theta +\alpha \right)}{\mathrm{cos}\left(\psi +\alpha +\theta +\varphi \right)}\\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}+b\cdot {\sigma}_{s}\left[\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}+\frac{1}{3}\left(\Delta {L}_{f}-\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)\right]\end{array}$ (2-9)

$\begin{array}{c}{F}_{c}=\frac{2C{b}_{0}\sqrt{{R}^{2}+{\left(R-\frac{\nu}{3n\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)}^{2}}\cdot \mathrm{cos}\varphi \cdot \mathrm{cos}\left(\theta +\alpha \right)}{\mathrm{cos}\left(\psi +\alpha +\theta +\varphi \right)}\\ \text{\hspace{0.17em}}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}+\mu b\cdot {\sigma}_{s}\left[\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}+\frac{1}{3}\left(\Delta {L}_{f}-\frac{0.6}{\mathrm{cos}\alpha}\right)\right]\end{array}$ (2-10)

It’s obvious drilling torque and feeding resistance are not only correlated with rake angle, cutting condition, but also correlates with feed speed and rotating speed. This paper studies load fluctuation characteristics of PDC bit during gas extraction borehole in soft coal seam.

3. Drilling Experiment Table Is Built

3.1. Test Bench

According to the theory of rock cutting and breaking, the establishment of the gas drainage drilling test bench (Figure 6) is built. The test bench mainly has two parts, the power system and the testing system. The test rig drilling experiments is not only used in drilling coal rock with PDC bit ,but also in a variety of types of bits drilling test.

3.1.1. Power System

The dynamic system of the test bench adopts ZDY1900S full hydraulic drilling machine. The rig is mainly composed of a host machine, pumping station and control station. Pump station is driven by the motor rotation, the hydraulic oil will be transferred to the feed passage and the rotary actuator, the control console on the pole realizes the drill rotation and feed. The drilling machine not only provides power for the drilling tool, but also provides the confining pressure load for the confining pressure loading device on the top of the coal wall support. At the top of the coal wall support, HSG90/63 engineering hydraulic cylinder is provided, the rated working pressure of the hydraulic cylinder is 16 MPa, and the stroke is 640 mm, so as to meet the requirement of applying the confining pressure to the coal wall. The hydraulic circuit of the hydraulic circuit is additionally provided with two-way hydraulic lock, so as to ensure the stablity of the confining pressure in the operation of the hydraulic cylinder.

3.1.2. Test System

YSV dynamic signal acquisition and analysis software were used in testing system

Figure 6. Gas drainage drilling experiment table.

for drilling test data acquisition system; FST800-201G222A-16B pressure sensors are arranged in the hydraulic motor and hydraulic cylinder oil import to drill drilling torque to tests the feed resistance signal. The main performance parameters of the sensor: range: 0 - 31.5 Mpa; sensitivity: 158.73 output voltage: 0 - 5 V; standard engineering unit: mv/Mpa; measurement accuracy: 0.5% FS; the flow of the hydraulic system using the model for the turbine flow sensor LWGY-15A, the nominal pressure 6.4 MPa, maximum pressure loss is 0.0035 MPa, the turbine flow sensor and the hydraulic motor return oil pressure sensor on the pipeline in series.

According to the above power system and the test system composed of drilling test bench, provide the maximum torque of 1900 Nm and maximum speed of 300 r/min, to the process of 600 mm. According to the working performance of the drilling rig, the displacement of the main oil pump in the pump station is changed to change the rotating speed of the drilling machine. The speed range of the drill bit is 85 - 300 r/min. Adjust the displacement of the auxiliary oil pump in the pump station to change the feed rate of the drilling mechanism. The feed rate range of drilling mechanism is 0 - 3 m/min.

4. Influence of Drilling Kinematic Parameters on Load Fluctuation Characteristics

4.1. Influence of Rotation Speed on Load Fluctuation Characteristics

To research the influence of rotation speeds on load fluctuation, drilling coal rock experiment is carried out under different rotation speeds. Working condition parameters in the process of drilling coal rock are as follows: protodyakonov coefficient of coal is f:f = 1.03, confining pressure is 7 MPa, feed speed is 0.7 m/min, rake angle of PDC bit is 15˚, rotation speed is 90 r/min, 140 r/min, 190 r/min, 240 r/min and 290 r/min. Feeding resistance and drilling torque is got under different rotation speed is shown in Table 1. Figure 7 and Figure 8 show influence of rotation speed on load fluctuation characteristics.

Table 1, Figure 7 and Figure 8 show drilling torque and feed resistance are decreased with the increase of rotation speed. Vibration amplitude of drilling torque increases with increase of rotation speed. Vibration amplitude of feed resistance decreases from 90 r/min to 240 r/min then increases. The value of 240

Table 1. Feed resistance and drilling torque under different rotation speed.

Figure 7. Influence of rotation speed on drilling torque’s load fluctuation characteristics.

Figure 8. Influence of rotation speed on feeding resistance’s load fluctuation characteristics.

r/min is Minimum.

4.2. Influence of Feed Speed on Load Fluctuation Characteristics

In order to research the influence of feed speeds on load fluctuation, drilling coal rock experiment is carried out under different rotation speeds. Working condition parameters in the process of drilling coal rock are as follows; Rotation speed is 290 r/min, Plattcoefficientf = 1.03 experimental coal wall, confining pressure is 7 MPa, bit rake angle of PDC bits is 10˚, feeding speed is 0.3 m/min, 0.5 m/min and 0.7 m/min. Feed resistance and drilling torque is got under different rotation speed is shown in Table 2. Figure 9 and Figure 10 show influence of feeding speed on load fluctuation characteristics.

Table 2, Figure 9 and Figure 10 show feed resistance and drilling torque increase with the increase of feed speed. Vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance increase with the increase of feeding speed.

Table 2. Feed resistance and drilling torque under different feeding speed.

Figure 9. Influence of feeding speed on drilling torque’s load fluctuation characteristics.

Figure 10. Influence of feeding speed on feeding resistance’s load fluctuation characteristics.

4.3. Influence of Same Drilling Thickness on Load Fluctuation Characteristics

In order to research the influence of same drilling thickness on Load fluctuation, drilling coal rock experiment is carried out under different rotation speeds. Working condition parameters in the process of drilling coal rock are as follows; drilling thickness h = v/n = 2.63 mm/r, protodyakonov coefficient of coal is f:f = 2.2:, confining pressure is 7 MPa, rotation speeds are 290 r/min, 240 r/min, 190 r/min, 140 r/min, rake angle of PDC bit is 15˚. Feeding speed are 0.76 m/min, 0.63 m/min, 0.37 m/min, 0.24 m/min. Feed resistance and drilling torque is got under different combinations is shown in Table 3. Figure 11 and Figure 12 show influence of different combination on load fluctuation characteristics.

Table 3, Figure 11 and Figure 12 show that feed resistance and drilling torque is almost equal with the same drilling thickness, but vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance increase with the increase of feed speed.

Table 3. Feed resistance and drilling torque under different combination.

Figure 11. Influence of different combination on feeding resistance’s load fluctuation characteristics.

Figure 12. Influence of different combination on drilling torque’s load fluctuation characteristics.

5. Conclusion

Load fluctuation characteristics have a great influence on drilling performance. So, study the influence of drilling kinematic parameters on load fluctuation characteristics of PDC bit becomes more and more important. Gas drainage drilling experiment table is built and carried out under different feeding speed, different rotation speeds and same drilling thickness with different feed speeds and rotation speeds. Drilling torque and feed resistance are decreased with the increase of rotation speed. Vibration amplitude of drilling torque increases with increase of rotation speed. Vibration amplitude of feed resistance decreases from 90 r/min to 240 r/min then increases. The value of 240 r/min is Minimum. Feed resistance and drilling torque increase with the increase of feed speed. Vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feeding resistance increases with the increase of feeding speed. Feed resistance and drilling torque are almost equal with the same drilling thickness; meanwhile, vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance increase with the increase of feeding speed. According to the paper, the relationship between kinematic parameter and vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance was analyzed and load fluctuation characteristics of PDC bit during gas extraction borehole in soft coal seam was analyzed. It provides a good basis for setting the appropriate feeding speed and rotation speed in actual work to avoid blocking which caused by excessive vibration and improve work efficiency. In the paper, vibration amplitude of drilling torque and feed resistance was researched, but many forms of vibration include torsional vibration, longitudinal vibration and lateral vibration during drilling drills coal rock, study these forms is next important task.

Acknowledgements

This research was financially supported by the Henan province science and technology project (Grant No. 162102210229), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (Grant No. 2016M592289) and Henan province education department applied research project fund (Grant No. 15A440004 and 16A460005).

Cite this paper

Wang, S.F., Han, X.M. and Zhang, Q.Q. (2017) Study of Load Fluctuation Characteristics of PDC Bit during Gas Extraction Borehole in Soft Coal Seam. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3693. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103693

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