A High Pressure Clearance Seal

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M. M. Kamal

General Motors Research Center, Warren, Mich.

J. of Lubrication Tech 90(2), 412-416 (Apr 01, 1968) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601575 History: Received August 14, 1967; Online August 23, 2011


A simple method for estimating leakage and friction losses for a high-pressure sleeve type low-clearance metal seal is presented. Elastic deformations in the shaft and seal and the change in viscosity due to the high pressures are accounted for and found to be of major importance.

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