Labyrinth Seal Analysis

[+] Author and Article Information
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


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.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In