|Title||Numerical Simulation Study of a Swirling Drill Bit Used for Ice Core Drilling|
|Author(s)||Mengke Wang , Wenbo He, Minqi Wang, Jine Cao, Pinlu Cao|
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
Due to its high mechanical penetration rate and lack of pollution of the environment, air reverse circulation drilling is considered to be a promising method for ice drilling. The air reverse circulation is caused by the combination of the ejector and the flushing nozzles in the drill bit. In this paper, CFD software was used to simulate the influence of the structure of the swirler on the effect of air reverse circulation in the swirling drill bit, and a testing stand was established for the testing of air reverse circulation. The results show that for drill bits without flushing nozzles, the smaller the helical angle is, the larger the entrainment ratio will be, meanwhile the smaller the area ratio is, the larger the entrainment ratio will be. In contrast, for drill bits designed with flushing nozzles, the larger the helical angle is, the larger the entrainment ratio will be, and the larger the area ratio is, the larger the entrainment ratio will be. In addition, the presence of the ice core sharply reduces the effect of air reverse circulation. When the ice core’s height exceeds that of the outlet of the swirler, the reverse circulation effect is slightly improved.
|Special Collections||Ice Drilling Technology Publication|
|Categories||Air Drilling (Compressed; Reverse Circulation)|
|Citation||Mengke Wang , Wenbo He, Minqi Wang, Jine Cao, Pinlu Cao ( 2022 ) Numerical Simulation Study of a Swirling Drill Bit Used for Ice Core Drilling. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering , 10 , 296 , 1-16 . doi: 10.3390/jmse10020296|