RESEARCH PAPERS: Vibration and Sound

Modeling and Finite Element Analysis of Drill Bit Vibrations

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O. Tekinalp, A. G. Ulsoy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mechanics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 111(2), 148-155 (Apr 01, 1989) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269835 History: Received May 02, 1988; Revised July 20, 1988; Online November 23, 2009


Drill bit vibrations are modeled using the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory. The model includes the most important properties of drill bits and of the drilling operation. These are: the drill bit cross sectional geometry, the drill helix angle, rotational speed of the drill bit, the thrust force, torque, and cutting forces generated during drilling. Equations of motion are derived in an inertial frame and then transformed to a rotating fluted frame for convenience in the solution. The transformed equations are discretized using finite element techniques. The finite element code developed is capable of solving the eigenvalue problem for various boundary conditions and drill cross sectional geometries. Finite element solutions are compared to known analytical, numerical, and experimental results from the literature and good agreement is obtained.

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