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A Dynamic Model of a Contacting 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 125(2), 391-402 (Mar 19, 2003) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1501085 History: Received February 05, 2002; Revised June 12, 2002; Online March 19, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Inflow (incursion) rate versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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(a) Film thickness distribution, γr=2.0×10−5 radians, dynamic tracking model; (b) fluid pressure distribution, γr=2.0×10−5 radians, dynamic tracking model; and (c) contact pressure distribution, γr=2.0×10−5 radians, dynamic tracking model
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Maximum contact pressure versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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Orientation of seal faces
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Computational procedure, transient model
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Translation in Z-direction, transient model
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Rotation about X-axis, transient model
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Rotation about Y-axis, transient model
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Leakage rate, transient model
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Inflow (incursion) rate, transient model
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Orientation of seal faces, dynamic tracking model
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Computational procedure, dynamic tracking model
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Schematic of mechanical seal for down-hole tools
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Misalignment of non-rotating face versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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Relative misalignment versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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Cavitation ratio versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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Leakage rate versus runout, dynamic tracking model
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(a) Film thickness distribution, γr=5.0×10−7 radians, dynamic tracking model; (b) fluid pressure distribution, γr=5.0×10−7 radians, dynamic tracking model; and (c) contact pressure distribution, γr=5.0×10−7 radians, dynamic tracking model
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(a) Film thickness distribution, γr=2.0×10−4 radians, dynamic tracking model; (b) fluid pressure distribution, γr=2.0×10−4 radians, dynamic tracking model; and (c) contact pressure distribution, γr=2.0×10−4 radians, dynamic tracking model

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