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Elastomer Friction in Subsea Sealing Applications

Principal investigator: James BUSFIELD
Co-investigator(s): Nicola PUGNO
Funding source(s): Schlumberger Limited
 Start: 22-09-2017  /  End: 21-03-2021
SEMS division:
Detailed Model of contact for an O-Ring

This PhD project aims to improve the design approaches used in Schlumberger to model the behaviour of elastomers for subsea sealing applications. It will initially focus on modelling friction interactions and then consider the material behaviour.