Support Vector Regression and Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids in Annulus With Pipe Rotation
Özbayoğlu, Ahmet Murat
Ozbayoglu, M. Evren
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The estimation of the pressure losses inside annulus during pipe rotation is one of the main concerns in various engineering professions. Pipe rotation is a considerable parameter affecting pressure losses in annulus during drilling. In this study, pressure losses of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids flowing through concentric horizontal annulus are predicted using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and support vector regression (SVR). SVR and CFD results are compared with experimental data obtained from literature. The comparisons show that CFD model could predict frictional pressure gradient with an average absolute percent error less than 3.48% for Newtonian fluids and 19.5% for non-Newtonian fluids. SVR could predict frictional pressure gradient with an average absolute percent error less than 5.09% for Newtonian fluids and 5.98% for non-Newtonian fluids.