University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium

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Coiled tubing is simple conceptually: continuous steel tubing wound on a spool for repeated deployment into and out of oil wells. It can be used for every aspect of well construction and servicing. However, coiled tubing exhibits surprising mechanical responses to routine operating conditions. Under pressures and axial loading considered harmless to conventional tubing, coiled tubing’s dimensions and mechanical properties change throughout its service life. Fatigue crack development is counterintuitive and governed by complex states of multiaxial cyclic plasticity and residual stress.

The Coiled Tubing Research Consortium is dedicated to improving our understanding of the mechanical behavior of coiled tubing and to the development of practical analytical tools for maximizing its benefits and its progress.    Why You Should Join   •   How to Join

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