The influence of physical properties of materials used for slide rings on the process of heat transfer in the non-contacting face seals
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Technology and Metrology, Aleja Tysiaclecia Panstwa Polskiego 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The paper presents the results of analytical solution of the model of heat transfer for non-contacting face seals. Comparative analyses were performed for various physical properties of materials used for slide rings. A mathematical model includes a series of differential equations of partial derivatives with generally used boundary conditions, i.e. the Reynold’s equation, energy equation and heat transfer equations, which describe the heat transfer in sealing rings with surrounding medium. Heat transfer equation is written in the Cartesian coordinate system and solved using the Green’s functions method. Theoretical studies made it possible to draw a number of practical conclusions on the phenomena of heat transfer in the node seal. The presented model will allow more accurate identification of the heat transfer mechanism in the node seal. The results will help to select appropriate materials for sealing rings, depending on operating conditions of non-contacting face seals.
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