# Lateral load imposed on a casing centralizer with a dogleg - 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 (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/100 ft)

## Output(s)

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

## Formula(s)

$\begin{gathered} F_{L}=m \cdot W \cdot L \cdot \sin \theta \pm 2(T) \sin \delta \\ \delta=\frac{\text { Dogleg }\left(\frac{\text { degrees }}{100 f t}\right) \cdot \operatorname{Spacing}(f t)}{200} \\ T=\sum m \cdot W \cdot L \cdot \cos \theta \end{gathered}$

## Reference(s)

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

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