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Labyrinth Seal Analysis

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H. A. Koenig, W. W. Bowley

Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

J. of Lubrication Tech 94(1), 5-11 (Jan 01, 1972) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3451636 History: Received February 01, 1971; Revised July 02, 1971; Online October 18, 2010

Abstract

A computer code is developed herein which is shown to be a useful tool in the design of labyrinth seals for gas turbine and other engineering applications. The algorithm is based upon theoretical considerations and is general enough to provide seal design parameters for a variety of input and flow conditions. Two examples are solved. The first, a theoretical consideration, demonstrates the ability of the program to effectively treat various geometrical and dynamic conditions. The second, an actual test, demonstrates the accuracy with which the analysis will predict the actual seal leakage behavior.

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