Hydrodynamic Lubrication with Wear and Asperity Contact in Mechanical Face Seals.
Summary rept. 1 Dec 70-30 Nov 78,
NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH
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Mechanical face seals are used in numerous applications in Naval Machinery. These applications range from propeller shaft seals to boiler feed pump seals. In such equipment the mechanical seal plays a vital role. When such seals fail, repair is costly both in terms of lost time and direct cost, so any improvement in seal life and reliability would be of significant benefit. As more advanced equipment is designed, it is sometimes difficult to achieve desired performance in more severe service environments with the present state of the art of design. Thus, an improvement in seal technology would serve this important application. The immediate objective of the research herein is to further the understanding of mechanical face seal lubrication phenomena. The ultimate objective is to develop the capability of designing contacting face seals having a longer life, greater reliability, and for extreme environments. Thus, the objectives of this research are compatible with mechanical face seal needs for Naval machinery. Author
- Adhesives, Seals and Binders
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids