We develop new technologies that:
Control vibration and tune dynamic responses to maximum effect
Deliver rapid borehole and well creation in hard rocks
Capture energy efficiently with uniquely tuned dynamic energy systems
Minimise the negative effects of contact and near-contact systems
We develop advanced nonlinear dynamics models and calibrate them to carefully designed laboratory experiments to solve a range of vibration and intermittent contact problems
Our goal is intelligent vibration
iVDynamics is bringing to the market a truly transformative technology for borehole creation in hard rocks, with penetration rates that are many multiples of current drilling methods. The technology is known as Resonance Enhanced Drilling (RED).
15 years of international, leading-edge, collaborative research in RED technology
The Rate of Penetration (ROP) is found to be many times higher, while the specific energy (MSE) is only a small percentage of that required for conventional rotary drilling.
Penetration Rate Improvement
Here is an experimental set-up that that mimics a severe form of stick-slip phenomenon which causes torsional buckling in the slender drill-string just above its Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) in the well. We have developed nonlinear dynamic models that are calibrated by such experiments and that accurately predict the onset and severity of this nonlinear phenomenon. This enables us to design safe solutions that mitigate against such undesirable outcomes.
Below are some technical insights on studies that our founders have previously led and worked on, covering a range of nonlinear dynamic studies from rotor dynamics to energy harvesting and rock coring.
Whirling of Bottom Hole Assemblies and Rotors
Pendulum Wave Energy Converters
Bit Rock Interaction and Modelling
Our Leardership Team
The company has direct access to large laboratory facilities at the university to verify its advanced analysis and design models and to enable the company to provide testing and technology development services for our clients.
Prof Marian Wiercigroch
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Dr Patrick O’Brien
Chairman and Commercial Director
Please send an email to the addresses below or use the form to contact us.
Fraser Noble Building, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Kings College Aberdeen AB24 3UE, Scotland, UK
+ 44 (0) 1224 274177
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iVDynamics Limited, Registered in Scotland, Company Registration Number: SC594858, Registered Address: 13 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, AB15 4YL