On Extending the Narrow Spiral-Groove Theory to Configurations of Interest in Seals

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V. N. Constantinescu, S. Galetuse

Aircraft Faculty, Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

J. Tribol 114(3), 563-566 (Jul 01, 1992) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920918 History: Received February 15, 1991; Revised June 01, 1991; Online June 05, 2008


The existing narrow-groove theory is used for evaluating leakage flow for various configurations which might be of interest in seal design, including variable angle, film thickness and groove/ridge length ratio.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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