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Analysis and testing for rotordynamic coefficients of turbulent annular seals with different, directionally homogeneous surface-roughness treatment for rotor and stator elementsA theory is presented, based on a simple modification of Hirs' turbulent lubrication equations, to account for different but directionally-homogeneous surface roughness treatments for the rotor and stator of annular seals. The theoretical results agree with von Pragenau's predictions that a damper seal which uses a smooth rotor and a rough stator yields more net damping than a conventional seal which has the same roughness for both the rotor and stator. Experimental results for four stators confirm that properly-designed roughened stators yield higher net damping values and substantially less leakage than seals with smooth surfaces. The best seal from both damping and leakage viewpoints uses a round-hole-pattern stator. Initial results for this stator suggest that, within limits, seals can be designed to yield specified ratios of stiffness to damping.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Childs, D. W.
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Kim, C. H.
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center Rotordynamic Instability Problems in High-Performance Turbomachinery
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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