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A theoretical study of ingress for shrouded rotating disc systems with radial outflow

Chew, JW (1989) A theoretical study of ingress for shrouded rotating disc systems with radial outflow

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Copyright © 1989 by ASME.Sealing of the cavity formed between a stationary disc and a rotating disc under axisymmetric conditions is considered. A mathematical model of the flow in the cavity based on momentum integral methods is described and this is coupled to a simple model of the seal for the case when no ingress occurs. Predictions of the minimum imposed flow required to prevent ingress are obtained and shown to be in reasonable agreement with the data of Bayley and Owen (1970), Owen and Phadke (1982), Phadke (1982), and Phadke and Owen (1982, 1983, 1988). With an empirical constant in the model chosen to match this data predictions for the minimum sealing flow are shown to be in good agreement with Graber et al's (1987) measurements. The analysis of Phadke's data also indicates the measurements for small seal clearances must be viewed with caution due to errors in setting the seal clearance. These errors are estimated to be twice the minimum clearance considered. Seal behaviour when ingress occurs is also considered and estimates of the amount of ingress are made from the available data.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 1 January 1989
DOI : 10.1115/89GT178
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:41
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:46

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