A Non-Axisymmetric Steady State Model of a Mechanical Seal for Down-Hole Tools

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Shunhe Xiong, Richard F. Salant

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

J. Tribol 124(1), 144-150 (Apr 17, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1398294 History: Received February 06, 2001; Revised April 17, 2001
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Maximum contact pressure versus relative misalignment
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Interface temperature distributions
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Maximum interface temperature versus relative misalignment
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Schematic of down-hole tool
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Schematic of mechanical seal
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Orientation of the seal faces
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Computational procedure
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Leakage rate versus relative misalignment
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Film thickness distributions
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Fluid pressure distributions
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Incursion rate versus relative misalignment
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Contact pressure distributions



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