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TEHD Lubrication of Mechanical Face Seals in Stable Tracking Mode: Part 2—Parametric Study

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Noël Brunetière, Bernard Tournerie, Jean Fre⁁ne

Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, UMR CNRS 6610, S.P.2M.I., BP 30179, 86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil cedex, France

J. Tribol 125(3), 617-627 (Jun 19, 2003) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1510886 History: Received March 13, 2002; Revised August 01, 2002; Online June 19, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Configuration of reference case 1
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Temperature rise in the fluid film for reference case 1
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various rotation velocities
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Fluid film thickness for various rotation velocities
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various surrounding fluid pressures
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Fluid film thickness for various surrounding fluid pressures
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various surrounding fluid temperatures
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Fluid film thickness for various surrounding fluid temperatures
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various stator lengths
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Fluid film thickness for various stator lengths
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various seal rings’ materials
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Fluid film thickness for various seal rings’ materials
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Dimensionless temperature versus thermal efficiency
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Dimensionless power loss versus thermal efficiency
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Dimensionless leakage rate versus thermal efficiency
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Temperature rise at the inner radius of the rotor versus the angle
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Film thickness at the inner radius of the seal versus the angle
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Temperature rise at the inner radius of the rotor versus the angle
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Film thickness at the inner radius of the seal versus the angle
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Configuration of reference case 2
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Flow factor at the inner and outer radius of the seal versus the rotation velocity
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Temperature rise at the mean film thickness for various rotation velocities
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Fluid film thickness for various rotation velocities
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Leakage rate and Peclet number versus the rotation velocity
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Temperature rise in the fluid film for reference case 2 with a rotating velocity of 3000 rpm
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Thermal effects on a cylindrical ring cooled by convection

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