The Boiling Interface in a Misaligned Two-Phase Mechanical Seal

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I. Etsion, M. D. Pascovici, L. Burstein

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tectinion, Haifa 32000, Israel

J. Tribol 119(2), 265-271 (Apr 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833180 History: Revised February 07, 1996; Received June 26, 1996; Online January 24, 2008


The boiling interface in a misaligned two-phase mechanical seal is analyzed using a complete thermohydrodynamic approach that requires complex simultaneous iterative solutions of the nonaxisymmetric heat transfer and phase-change problems. It is shown that under certain operating conditions, characterized by a modified Sommerfeld number, several approximate solutions with various levels of simplification can be utilized to calculate the boiling radius.

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