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Title: Systems and assemblies for transferring high power laser energy through a rotating junction

Abstract

There are provided high power laser devices and systems for transmitting a high power laser beam across a rotating assembly, including optical slip rings and optical rotational coupling assemblies. These devices can transmit the laser beam through the rotation zone in free space or within a fiber.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
FORO ENERGY, INC., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236468
Patent Number(s):
9,244,235
Application Number:
13/782,942
Assignee:
FORO ENERGY, INC.
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Norton, Ryan J., McKay, Ryan P., Fraze, Jason D., Rinzler, Charles C., Grubb, Daryl L., Faircloth, Brian O., and Zediker, Mark S. Systems and assemblies for transferring high power laser energy through a rotating junction. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Norton, Ryan J., McKay, Ryan P., Fraze, Jason D., Rinzler, Charles C., Grubb, Daryl L., Faircloth, Brian O., & Zediker, Mark S. Systems and assemblies for transferring high power laser energy through a rotating junction. United States.
Norton, Ryan J., McKay, Ryan P., Fraze, Jason D., Rinzler, Charles C., Grubb, Daryl L., Faircloth, Brian O., and Zediker, Mark S. Tue . "Systems and assemblies for transferring high power laser energy through a rotating junction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236468.
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abstractNote = {There are provided high power laser devices and systems for transmitting a high power laser beam across a rotating assembly, including optical slip rings and optical rotational coupling assemblies. These devices can transmit the laser beam through the rotation zone in free space or within a fiber.},
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  • Anovitz, Lawrence M.; Lynn, Gary W.; Cole, David R.
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A multiaxial stress criterion for short- and long-term strength of isotropic rock media
journal, December 2000

  • Aubertin, M.; Li, L.; Simon, R.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 37, Issue 8, p. 1169-1193
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Porosity dependence of the elastic modulus of lithophysae-rich tuff: numerical and experimental investigations
journal, September 2003

  • Avar, B. B.; Hudyma, N.; Karakouzian, M.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 40, Issue 6, p. 919-928
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Tensile fracture propagation and acoustic emission activity in sandstone: The effect of loading rate
journal, October 2005

  • Backers, T.; Stanchits, S.; Dresen, G.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 42, Issue 7-8, p. 1094-1101
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Simulation of the coupled thermal optical effects for liquid immersion micro-/nano-lithography
conference, May 2004

  • Baek, So-Yeon; Wei, Alexander C.; Cole, Daniel C.
  • Microlithography 2004, SPIE Proceedings
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Air-entrainment characteristics in a plunging water jet system using rectangular nozzles with rounded ends
January 2003


Innovation in Wellbore Perforation Using High-Power Laser
conference, November 2005

  • Batarseh, Samih Issa; Gahan, Brian C.; Sharma, Bhargav
  • International Petroleum Technology Conference
  • DOI: 10.2523/IPTC-10981-MS

Well Perforation Using High-Power Lasers
conference, October 2003

  • Batarseh, S.; Gahan, B. C.; Graves, R. M.
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/84418-MS

Prediction of compressive and tensile strength of limestone via genetic programming
journal, July 2008

  • Baykasoğlu, Adil; Güllü, Hamza; Çanakçı, Hanifi
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Demonstration of the Power of Inter-Disciplinary Integration to Beat Field Development Challenges in a Complex Brown Field - South Oman
conference, January 2010

  • Al-Belushi, Farah Ali; Lukmanov, Rinat B.; Al-Busaidi, Rashid Said
  • Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/137154-MS

Spall damage modelling and dynamic fracture specificities of ceramics
journal, July 1992


The combined influence of mineralogical, hygric and thermal properties on the durability of porous building stones
journal, August 2008


Mechanism of brittle fracture of rock: Part I—theory of the fracture process
journal, October 1967

  • Bieniawski, Z. T.
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The Impact of Fracture–Matrix Interaction on Thermal–Hydrological Conditions in Heated Fractured Rock
journal, January 2006


Analysis of compressive fracture in rock using statistical techniques: Part I. A non-linear rule-based model
journal, October 1998

  • Blair, S. C.; Cook, N. G. W.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 35, Issue 7, p. 837-848
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Development, testing and track record of fiber-optic, wet-mate, connectors
conference, January 2003


Dynamics of laser-induced cavitation bubbles near an elastic boundary
journal, April 2001

  • Brujan, Emil-Alexandru; Nahen, Kester; Schmidt, Peter
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Rock Failure Under Dynamic Loading Conditions
journal, March 1963

  • Burdine, N. T.
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, p. 1-8
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Modeling Laser-Spallation Rock Drilling
journal, February 2006


Drilling a Hole in Granite Submerged in Water By Use of CO<sub>2</sub> Laser
journal, February 2010


Strength of glass from Hertzian line contact
conference, September 2011

  • Cai, Wenrui; Cuerden, Brian; Parks, Robert E.
  • SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, SPIE Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.893583

Rock Cutting By Laser
conference, April 2013

  • Carstens, Jeffrey P.; Brown, Clyde O.
  • Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME
  • DOI: 10.2118/3529-MS

Deepwater Drilling Riser System
journal, August 1986

  • Chastain, T.; Stone, D.
  • SPE Drilling Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 4, p. 325-328
  • DOI: 10.2118/13479-PA

Characterization of the Austin Chalk Producing Trend
conference, January 1986

  • Chen, H. Y.; Poston, S. W.; Wu, C. H.
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/15533-MS

Limitations on lightwave communications imposed by optical-fiber nonlinearities
journal, January 1990

  • Chraplyvy, A. R.
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 8, Issue 10, p. 1548-1557
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Rock Properties of Berea Sandstone, Baker Dolomite, and Indiana Limestone
conference, January 1991

  • Churcher, P. L.; French, P. R.; Shaw, J. C.
  • SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.2118/21044-MS

A damage model for concrete beams in compression
journal, March 2007


Successful Drilling of Basalt in a West of Shetland Deepwater Discovery
conference, September 2005

  • Seale, Rocky Allen; Close, Frank; Greig, Angus
  • Offshore Europe
  • DOI: 10.2118/96575-MS

Case History of the University Block 9 (Wolfcamp) FieldA Gas-Water Injection Secondary Recovery Project
journal, December 1970

  • Cone, Clifford
  • Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 12, p. 1485-1491
  • DOI: 10.2118/2837-PA

Coiled Tubing Deployed ESPs Utilizing Internally Installed Power Cable - A Project Update
conference, January 1997

  • Cooper, R.; Head, P.
  • SPE/ICoTA North American Coiled Tubing Roundtable
  • DOI: 10.2118/38406-MS

The static fatigue of brittle rock under uniaxial compression
journal, February 1974

  • Cruden, D. M.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 11, Issue 2, p. 67-73
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Development of a new direct test method for estimating cutter life, based on the Sievers’ J miniature drill test
journal, January 2007

  • Dahl, Filip; Grøv, Eivind; Breivik, Torkjell
  • Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 1, p. 106-116
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2006.03.001

Linear thermal expansion of granitic rocks: influence of apparent porosity, grain size and quartz content
journal, May 2004

  • Janio de Castro Lima, José; Paraguassú, Antenor Braga
  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Vol. 63, Issue 3, p. 215-220
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Simulation of bulk-absorption thermal lensing in transmissive optics of gravitational waves detectors
journal, October 2003


Simulation of bulk-absorption thermal lensing in transmissive optics of gravitational waves detectors
journal, October 2003


Asymptotic analysis of crack interaction with free boundary
journal, February 2000

  • Dyskin, A. V.; Germanovich, L. N.; Ustinov, K. B.
  • International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 37, Issue 6, p. 857-886
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Wear characteristics of PDC pin and hybrid core bits in rock drilling
journal, September 1995


Separating Bit and Lithology Effects from Drilling Mechanics Data
conference, January 1988

  • Falconer, I. G.; Burgess, T. M.; Sheppard, M. C.
  • SPE/IADC Drilling Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/17191-MS

Peak-power limits on fiber amplifiers imposed by self-focusing
journal, January 2006

  • Farrow, Roger L.; Kliner, Dahv A. V.; Hadley, G. Ronald
  • Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 23, p. 3423-3425
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Spectral Gamma-Ray Logging in the Texas Austin Chalk Trend
journal, March 1980

  • Fertl, W. H.; Stapp, W. L.; Vaello, D. B.
  • Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 32, Issue 03
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A simple crack-extension criterion for time-dependent spallation
journal, April 1971


Analysis of Efficient High-Power Fiber Lasers for Well Perforation
conference, January 2004

  • Gahan, Brian C.; Batarseh, Samih; Sharma, Bhargav
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/90661-MS

Natural fractures in the Barnett Shale and their importance for hydraulic fracture treatments
journal, April 2007

  • Gale, Julia F. W.; Reed, Robert M.; Holder, Jon
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Fluorescent dye penetrants applied to rock fractures
journal, March 1968

  • Gardner, R. D.; Pincus, H. J.
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PDC Bits: All Comes From the Cutter/Rock Interaction
conference, February 2006

  • Gerbaud, Laurent; Menand, Stephane; Sellami, Hedi
  • IADC/SPE Drilling Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/98988-MS

Comparison of Specific Energy Between Drilling With High Power Lasers and Other Drilling Methods
conference, October 2002

  • Graves, Ramona M.; Araya, Anibal; Gahan, Brian C.
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/77627-MS

Spectral signatures and optic coefficients of surface and reservoir rocks at COIL, CO 2 , and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths
conference, June 2004

  • Graves, Ramona M.; Bailo, El Tahir
  • XXXV Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers: Boulder Damage Symposium, SPIE Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.524568

StarWars Laser Technology Applied to Drilling and Completing Gas Wells
conference, January 1998

  • Graves, R. M.; O'Brien, D. G.
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/49259-MS

Crack Arrest and Multiple Cracking in Glass Through the Use of Designed Residual Stress Profiles
journal, February 1999


Laboratory Measurement and Correction of Thermal Properties for Application to the Rock Mass
journal, November 2005

  • Gunn, D. A.; Jones, L. D.; Raines, M. G.
  • Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 23, Issue 6, p. 773-791
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10706-003-3156-6

Chebyshev rational spectral and pseudospectral methods on a semi-infinite interval
journal, January 2001

  • Guo, Ben-yu; Shen, Jie; Wang, Zhong-qing
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 53, Issue 1, p. 65-84
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Stress resistance parameters of brittle solids under laser/plasma pulse heating
journal, September 2000


Rock albedo and monitoring of thermal conditions in respect of weathering: some expected and some unexpected results
journal, June 2005

  • Hall, Kevin; Lindgren, B. Staffan; Jackson, Peter
  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 30, Issue 7, p. 801-811
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Shielding properties of laser-induced breakdown in water for pulse durations from 5 ns to 125 fs
journal, January 1997

  • Hammer, Daniel X.; Jansen, E. Duco; Frenz, Martin
  • Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 22, p. 5630-5640
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A Drilling Rate Model for Roller Cone Bits and Its Application
conference, January 2010

  • Hareland, Geir; Wu, Andrew; Rashidi, Behrad
  • International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in China
  • DOI: 10.2118/129592-MS

Drag - Bit Model Including Wear
conference, April 1994

  • Hareland, G.; Rampersad, P. R.
  • SPE Latin America/Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/26957-MS

Reservoir Characterization of the Frontier Tight Gas Sand, Green River Basin, Wyoming
conference, January 1991

  • Harrison, C. W.; Dutton, S. P.
  • Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium
  • DOI: 10.2118/21879-MS

Numerical simulation with experimental verification of the fracture behavior in granite under confining pressures based on the tension-softening model
journal, February 1993

  • Hashida, T.; Oghikubo, H.; Takahashi, H.
  • International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 59, Issue 3
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Waterjet-assisted rock cutting systems — the present state of the art
journal, July 1985

  • Hood, Michael
  • International Journal of Mining Engineering, Vol. 3, Issue 2, p. 91-111
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VOLAN Interpretation and Application in the Bone Spring Formation (Leonard Series) in Southeastern New Mexico
conference, January 1984

  • Howard, A. D.; Fraga, J. A.
  • SPE Production Technology Symposium
  • DOI: 10.2118/13397-MS

Simultaneous Velocity and Concentration Measurements of a Turbulent Jet Mixing Flow
journal, October 2002


A dynamic damage growth model for uniaxial compressive response of rock aggregates
journal, May 2002


Intrinsic Length Scales in Tool-Rock Interaction
journal, January 2008


Mixed Mode Cracking in Layered Materials
book, January 1991


Study on rock-drilling using PDC bits for the prediction of torque and rate of penetration
journal, January 2009

  • Jadoun, R. S.
  • International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 17, Issue 4, Article No. 408
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Development of underwater laser cutting technique for steel and zircaloy for nuclear applications
journal, December 2010


Leaky Modes in Weakly Guiding Fiber Acoustic Waveguides
journal, November 1986

  • Chen Kuei Jen, ; Safaai-Jazi, A.; Farnell, G. W.
  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 33, Issue 6
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Investigation of Smaller-Footprint Drilling System; Ultra-High Rotary Speed Diamond Drilling Has Potential for Reduced Energy Requirements
conference, February 2006

  • Judzis, Arnis; Boucher, Marcel L.; McCammon, Jason B.
  • IADC/SPE Drilling Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/99020-MS

Rock excavation with laser assistance
journal, July 1976

  • Jurewicz, B. R.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 13, Issue 7, p. 207-219
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Semianalytical Productivity Models for Perforated Completions
journal, February 1991

  • Karakas, Metin; Tariq, S. M.
  • SPE Production Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, p. 73-82
  • DOI: 10.2118/18247-PA

A model for non-linear rock deformation under compression due to sub-critical crack growth
journal, November 1991

  • Kemeny, J. M.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Vol. 28, Issue 6, p. 459-467
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Prediction of thermal conductivity of rocks by soft computing
journal, May 2010


Measurement of the refractive index of liquids at 1.3 and 1.5 micron using a fibre optic Fresnel ratio meter
journal, July 2004


Flow Visualization and Characteristics of a Coaxial Jet with a Tabbed Annular Nozzle
journal, January 2006

  • Kiwata, Takahiro; Ishii, Takashi; Kimura, Shigeo
  • JSME International Journal Series B, Vol. 49, Issue 4, p. 906-913
  • DOI: 10.1299/jsmeb.49.906

Drilling a 2-inch in Diameter Hole in Granites Submerged in Water by CO2 Lasers
conference, January 2009

  • Kobayashi, Toshio; Kubo, Satoshi; Ichikawa, Makoto
  • SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/119914-MS

Design concept for optical fibers with enhanced SBS threshold
journal, January 2005

  • Kobyakov, Andrey; Kumar, Shiva; Chowdhury, Dipak Q.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 14, p. 5338-5346
  • DOI: 10.1364/OPEX.13.005338

Observation of hole burning in spectrum of SBS in optical fibres under CW monochromatic laser excitation
conference, January 1999

  • Kovalev, V. I.; Harrison, R. G.
  • 1999 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings. LEOS'99. 12th Annual Meeting. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 1999 Annual Meeting (Cat. No.99CH37009)
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Simulating and Designing Brillouin Gain Spectrum in Single-Mode Fibers
journal, February 2004

  • Koyamada, Y.; Sato, S.; Nakamura, S.
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 2, p. 631-639
  • DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2003.822007

A micromechanical damage model for concrete
journal, January 1986


Microcracks in rocks: A review
journal, December 1983


Simulation of dynamic response of granite: A numerical approach of shock-induced damage beneath impact craters
journal, December 2006


Dynamic Vickers indentation of brittle materials
journal, April 2000


The failure of brittle solids containing small cracks under compressive stress states
journal, March 1986


The Schmidt hammer in rock material characterization
journal, September 2005


On the relationship between the parameters of Paris' law for fatigue crack growth in aluminium alloys
journal, December 1977

  • Baflon, Jean-Paul; Masounave, Jacques; Bathias, Claude
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Spectral signatures and optic coefficients of surface and reservoir shales and limestones at COIL, CO 2 , and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths
conference, October 2004

  • Bailo, El Tahir; Graves, Ramona M.
  • Optical Science and Technology, the SPIE 49th Annual Meeting, SPIE Proceedings
  • DOI: 10.1117/12.560065

Micro-scratch evaluation of rock types—a means to comprehend rock drill wear
journal, February 2004


Temperature Profile in Semi-infinite Body With Exponential Source and Convective Boundary Condition
journal, January 1990

  • Blackwell, B. F.
  • Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 112, Issue 3, p. 567-571
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Bend loss in large core multimode optical fiber beam delivery systems
journal, January 1991

  • Boechat, Alvaro A. P.; Su, Daoning; Hall, D. R.
  • Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 3, p. 321-327
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Digital Simulation in Electrochemistry
book, January 2005


Improved Optimisation of Bit Selection Using Mathematically Modelled Bit Performance Indices
conference, January 2006

  • Clegg, John Martin; Barton, Steven Paul
  • IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/102287-MS

Use of nondestructive testing methods in evaluation of thermal damage for ceramics under conditions of nonstationary thermal effects
journal, January 1985

  • Gogotsi, G. A.; Negovskii, A. N.
  • Strength of Materials, Vol. 17, Issue 1, p. 52-56
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Acousto-ultrasonic study of thermal shock damage in castable refractory
journal, February 1991

  • Das, A. C.; Niyogi, S. K.; Mukherjee, S.
  • Journal of Materials Science Letters, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p. 173-175
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Flow structure and optical beam propagation in high-Reynolds-number gas-phase shear layers and jets
journal, April 2001

  • Dimotakis, P. E.; Catrakis, H. J.; Fourguette, D. C.
  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 433, p. 105-134
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Correlation between Schmidt hardness, uniaxial compressive strength and Young’s modulus for andesites, basalts and tuffs
journal, April 2004

  • Dinçer, Ismail; Acar, Altay; Çobanoğlu, Ibrahim
  • Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, Vol. 63, Issue 2, p. 141-148
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PDC Bit Selection Method Through the Analysis of Past Bit Performances
conference, October 1990

  • Dumans, Carlos Fernando Fontenelle; Maidla, Eric Edgar
  • SPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference
  • DOI: 10.2118/21073-MS

Stimulated Brillouin scattering in multimode fibers for optical phase conjugation
journal, July 2002


Vickers and Knoop hardness of electron beam deposited ZrC and HfC thin films on titanium
journal, April 2006


Effect of Downhole Pressure Conditions on High-Power Laser Perforation
conference, October 2005

  • Gahan, Brian C.; Batarseh, Samih Issa; Watson, Roger Charles
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/97093-MS

Multilevel (Hierarchical) Modeling: What It Can and Cannot Do
journal, August 2006


High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers
conference, June 2004

  • Gonthier, Francois; Martineau, Lilian; Azami, Nawfel
  • Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, SPIE Proceedings
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The influence of residual stresses on rock hardness
journal, May 1974

  • Habib, P.; Duc, Nguyen Minh
  • Rock Mechanics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, p. 15-24
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The role of thermal stress fatigue in the breakdown of rock in cold regions
journal, December 1999


Cutting Efficiency of a Single PDC Cutter on Hard Rock
journal, June 2009

  • Hareland, G.; Nygaard, R.; Yan, W.
  • Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, Vol. 48, Issue 6, p. 60-65
  • DOI: 10.2118/09-06-60

The influence of steam pressure on thermal spalling of sedimentary rock: Theory and experiments
journal, January 1998

  • Hettema, M. H. H.; Wolf, K-H. A. A.; De Pater, C. J.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 35, Issue 1, p. 3-15
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Failure mechanisms of polycrystalline diamond compact drill bits in geothermal environments
report, September 1981


Dominant rock properties affecting the penetration rate of percussive drills
journal, July 2003

  • Kahraman, S.; Bilgin, N.; Feridunoglu, C.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 40, Issue 5, p. 711-723
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PDC Drill Bit Design and Field Application Evolution
journal, March 1988

  • Kerr, Callin Joe
  • Journal of Petroleum Technology, Vol. 40, Issue 3, p. 327-332
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Laser heating of sheet metal and thermal stress development
journal, November 2004


CO2 laser–plume interaction in materials processing
journal, January 2001

  • Kim, K. R.; Farson, D. F.
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 89, Issue 1, p. 681-688
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Coatings with intrinsic stress profile: Refined creep analysis of (Ti,Al)N and cracking due to cyclic laser heating
journal, February 2006


A fatigue crack driving force parameter with load ratio effects
journal, January 2001


Thermal fatigue life prediction of flip chip solder joints by fracture mechanics method
journal, July 1993


Theoretical study of heat transfer with moving phase-change interface in thawing of frozen food
journal, January 2005

  • Leung, M.; Ching, W. H.; Leung, D. Y. C.
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 38, Issue 3, p. 477-482
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Elastic Modulus Measurements via Laser-Ultrasonic and Knoop Indentation Techniques in Thermally Sprayed Coatings
journal, March 2005

  • Lima, R. S.; Kruger, S. E.; Lamouche, G.
  • Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 14, Issue 1, p. 52-60
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Thermal fatigue of particle reinforced metal–matrix composite induced by laser heating and mechanical load
journal, July 2005


EOR Field Experiences in Carbonate Reservoirs in the United States
journal, December 2007

  • Manrique, Eduardo Jose; Muci, Viviana Eugenia; Gurfinkel, Mariano E.
  • SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Vol. 10, Issue 6, p. 667-686
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Unique characteristic features of stimulated Brillouin scattering in small-core photonic crystal fibers
journal, January 2008

  • McElhenny, John E.; Pattnaik, Radha K.; Toulouse, Jean
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, p. 582-593
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Advanced Cutting Structure Improves PDC Bit Performance in Hard Rock Drilling Environments
conference, April 2013

  • Mensa-Wilmot, Graham; Soza, Robert; Hudson, Kyle
  • SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
  • DOI: 10.2118/84354-MS

SBS threshold for single mode and multimode GRIN fibers in an all fiber configuration
journal, January 2005

  • Mocofanescu, A.; Wang, L.; Jain, R.
  • Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, p. 2019-2024
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Predicting the Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Static Young’s Modulus of Intact Sedimentary Rocks Using the Ultrasonic Test
journal, January 2009


Laser heating of multilayer assembly and stress levels: elasto-plastic consideration
journal, December 2003

  • Naqavi, I. Z.; Yilbas, B. S.; Khan, Ovaisullah
  • Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 40, Issue 1-2, p. 25-32
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Sub-critical crack growth in anisotropic rock
journal, April 2006

  • Nara, Y.; Kaneko, K.
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 43, Issue 3, p. 437-453
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Compression-induced nonplanar crack extension with application to splitting, exfoliation, and rockburst
journal, August 1982

  • Nemat-Nasser, S.; Horii, H.
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Improved Bit Stability Reduces Downhole Harmonics (Vibrations)
conference, April 2013

  • Ortiz, Blas; Casallas, Cesar; Parra, Hector
  • SPE/IADC Asia Pacific Drilling Technology
  • DOI: 10.2118/36413-MS

An extended model for void growth and coalescence
journal, December 2000

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Damage constitutive model for strain-softening rock based on normal distribution and its parameter determination
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