Plasticity by Dr Paul Paslay

May 05, 2017

Plastic response of materials is important in a wide range of problems in our industry, from the slip crushing of drill pipes and steam well casing cycling to sand production and casing compaction in depleted reservoirs. The Klever-Stewart tension burst limit in the ISO TR 10400 and API 5C3 are based on some of the principles of plasticity. The brittle burst equation and the Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD) in these standards are based on principles of fracture mechanics.

Dr Paul Paslay presents the principles necessary to analyze and understand these problems in a set of 9 hour multi-media lectures. To pay a tribute to Rice University professor emeritus Dr. Paul Paslay and his contributions to both academia and industry, Blade Energy developed this multimedia lecture series on the subject, as presented by Paul.

Dr. Paslay is a renowned expert in the field of Plasticity, and many at Blade are proud to call him both a mentor and a friend. Paul received his education from LSU , Rice University, and MIT (1947-1955). After four years at General Electric’s General Engineering Laboratory he held faculty positions at Rice U., Brown U., Oakland U. and U. of Illinois at Chicago (1959-1978). Since 1978 he has provided technical expertise to oil and gas companies such as Shell, Exxon, BP and Apache.

Paul has made lasting contributions to almost all the major areas of mechanical engineering, from applied mechanics and elasticity to heat transfer of non-Newtonian fluids. In the oil industry, his work on the stability of drill pipe is considered a classic. It is used by well designers, almost on a daily basis.

Blade Energy is proud to offer the Plasticity Lecture series on DVD at no charge to anyone who is interested in a unique opportunity to learn more about a difficult subject.

Samples of the series can be found here:

Excerpt from first lecture on plasticity
Excerpt from the lecture on stability

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