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Pressure, Frictional Resistance, and Flow Characteristics of the Partially Wetted Rotating Disk

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H. N. Ketola, J. M. McGrew

General Electric Company, Research and Development Center, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(2), 395-404 (Apr 01, 1968) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601573 History: Received May 16, 1967; Online August 23, 2011

Abstract

A theory of the partially wetted rotating disk is described and experimental data presented which verify the application of this theory in practical applications. Four different flow regimes may be identified according to the value of the disk Reynolds number and the spacing ratio between the disk and stationary wall. The analytical expressions for prediction of the pressure gradient developed and the frictional resistance are uniquely determined by the disk Reynolds number, spacing ratio, and the degree of wetting of the disk.

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