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Design and Development of an experimental prototype to investigate the flow dynamics in impinging jets encountered in well drilling application

Project Overview

As our project is aiming in developing and designing an impinging jet unit/mechanism on a rotating disc, which actually will be biased towards the drilling well operations. However, considering that impinging jets are widely used in many different industrial sectors where there is a need to cool down components and to wash out contamination, these jets, due to their extremely high velocity and turbulence can also effectively play a vital role in heat transfer based on the needs and for such an achievement the desired Reynold’s Number must be achieve in order to get desired results and characteristics.

Project Objectives

The main objective of this project is to design and build an experimental prototype to investigate the flow dynamics in impinging jets encountered in well drilling application. The primary objective of our study is to deepen the knowledge of the turbulent boundary layer that develops on a rotating disk through detailed experimental measurements. The present project has two main objectives:
  • To design and build an experimental setup that consist of a jet nozzle, a rotating disk and a water tank with optical access to investigate the flow dynamics.
  • To select and fabricate a drill bit in order to simulate the well drilling operating conditions in a laboratory environment.
  • To source different components for jet flow visualization and wall shear stress measurements.


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