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Modeling and Simulation of Oil Well Stimulation by High Power Ultrasonic Irradiation

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Ultrasonic waves have been extensively used in many industrial applications including clean devices, pipes and vessels. A clear extension of this usage is the removal of wellbore contaminants by exposing it to high- power ultrasonic waves. In this paper, a mathematical model for ultrasonic propagation through the porous medium around the wellbore is presented. The equations of wave propagation are written in a cylindrical coordinate according to Biot theory and the induced stress in the rock are calculated at each point using finite difference approach Comparison of imposed local stresses with adhesion forces between scales and rock, the properties of ultrasonic transducer, such as frequency and amplitude, which are needed for breaking adhesion forces, can be determined. The results show that the wave with frequency about 25 kHz and amplitude about 50 microns will apply up to 107 Pa radial stress to the adhesion surface between deposits and rock and has ability to clean the pores, if the required stress for separation of scales is smaller than this applied stress.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2017

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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