Numerical modelling and comparison analysis of pressure distribution in the gas film for 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: 28 June 2019
The tightened-up norms concerning the emission of harmful substances into the natural environment are putting before designers of knots sealing very rigorous requirements. One should notice that mechanical seals are ones of most often applied sub-assemblies of the sealing nodes. The main task for mechanical seals is to maintain maximum tightness. They are applied practically in all branches of industry and must fulfil their function while working under various operating conditions. The determination of the pressure distribution in the fluid film layer is necessary to calculate the gasdynamic force and moments. A two-dimensional equation of Reynolds was solved based on Finite Volume Method (FVM). At the presented work findings of the simulation results concerning the comparison get based on the author's computer program in C++ language with results obtained from the commercial ANSYS CFX program was presented.
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