Turbulence and Inertia Effects in the Aligned Face Seal.
TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Using an order of magnitude analysis, the governing equations are derived for both laminar and turbulent flow in an aligned face seal. These equations contain inertia terms which have not been considered in previous analyses. Using a digital computer, the equations are solved for incompressible flow to find the leakage rate. The results are compared with calculations using a purely viscous theory with no inertia terms and also with calculations where only the centrifugal inertia term is considered. Author
- Adhesives, Seals and Binders
- Fluid Mechanics