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Encore Bits solves drill bit erosion problems with Mentor Graphics FloEFD.Pro.
Application: CAD-Embedded CFD Helps Solve Drill Bit Erosion Problem
Posted Wed February 04, 2009 @02:13PM
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Application Encore Bits LLC solved a difficult erosion problem in an oilfield drill bit by using FloEFD computational fluid dynamics software (CFD) from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis (formerly Flomerics) to improve flow around the bit.

Encore Bits made changes in the bit geometry and nozzle configuration that substantially increased its life and enhanced cuttings removal. CFD helped us understand the problem and guided us as we iterated the design to an optimized solution, said Vince Salvo, Design Engineer for Encore Bits.

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