Numerical Formulation for the Dynamic Analysis of Spiral-Grooved Gas Face Seals

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Brad A. Miller, Itzhak Green

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405

J. Tribol 123(2), 395-403 (May 02, 2000) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1308015 History: Received December 14, 1999; Revised May 02, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic of noncontacting mechanical face seal
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Seal model with schematic of spiral groove geometry
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Finite element discretization showing Lagrange quadratic element
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Finite volume discretization in polar coordinates, r and θ
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Transient seal response (with sealing dam) to rotor runout and static stator misalignment
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Transient seal response (without sealing dam) to rotor runout and static stator misalignment



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