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Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Sealing Behaviors of Spiral Groove Gas Face Seals

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Bo Ruan

Mechanical Seal Division, A. W. Chesterton Company, Groveland, MA 01834

J. Tribol 124(1), 186-195 (Jun 12, 2001) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1398291 History: Received January 17, 2001; Revised June 12, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Minimum film thickness and total stator to rotor relative tilt: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.
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Contact force and moments: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.
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Torque and power loss: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.
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Flow rate at seal ID and OD: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.
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Schematic cross sectional drawing of a spiral groove face seal
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Spiral groove geometry with a typical isoparametric quad element
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Rotor axial and angular motions: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.
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Stator to rotor relative axial and angular motions: (a) startup operation; and (b) shutdown operation.

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