This paper presents results from experimental data for sinusoidal buckling of tubulars in vertical wells and discusses some analytical solutions presented in the literature. An experimental apparatus 55 feet long was used in the tests. Several tests have been conducted and the results are presented and analyzed. The following aspects of sinusoidal buckling were observed during the tests: critical sinusoidal buckling force, contact point between pipe and wellbore, further buckling modes, effect of friction in the post buckling behavior.

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