Reversed Flow in Face Seals

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H. J. Sneck

Research and Development Center, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 91(3), 427-433 (Jul 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3554955 History: Received July 08, 1968; Online August 23, 2011


The stream surfaces for laminar and turbulent flow in parallel surface seals are analytically determined for the cases where the fluid separates from one of the solid boundaries. These stream surfaces are used to determine when there is an exchange of external fluid across the seal land as well as the rate of these exchanges.

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