# Lateral load imposed on a casing centralizer - Cementing

## Input(s)

\(m\): Steel in Mud Buoyancy Factor (dimensionless)

\(W\): Weight per foot of Casing (lbm)

L: Distance from Centralizer to next Lower Centralizer \((\mathrm{ft})\)

\(\theta\): Borehole Angle (degree)

\(T\): Tension (Pulling Force) due to casing below Centralizer (lbm)

\(\delta\): One-half the change in Angle between Centralizer and next Lower Centralizer (degrees)

## Output(s)

\(F_{L}\): Lateral Load, Casing Weight Component \(\pm\) Tension Component (lbm)

## Formula(s)

\[
F_{L}=m \cdot W \cdot L \cdot \sin \theta \pm 2(T) \sin \delta
\]

## Reference(s)

Suman Jr, G. O., & Ellis, R. C. (1977). Cementing handbook. World Oil, Page: 44.