
Accession Number : AD0686720
Title : INVESTIGATION OF LAMINAR FLOW PATTERNS AND PRESSURE GENERATION IN A VISCOSEAL GEOMETRY.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Vreeburg,Jan P. B.
Report Date : MAR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 108
Abstract : The laminar flowfield in a viscoseal geometry is analyzed in three parts: (1) The flow in the clearance perpendicular to the grooves and lands; (2) the recirculating flow in the groove; and (3) the flow across the grooves and lands. The equations that govern the flow in these regions are obtained after an orderofmagnitude analysis of the NavierStokes equations written in a nonorthogonal helical coordinate system. The velocity profile across the grooves and lands is assumed to be parabolic. The dividing streamline (D.V.S.) between the flow over and normal to the groove is taken to be a straight line. Across the D.V.S. the velocity and shear match exactly. The stream function of the flow in the groove is computed for zero Reynolds number. The solution is a finite expansion in suitably chosen eigenfunctions whose coefficients are found by the RitzGalerkin method. The flowfield along the groove is coupled to the flow across and in the groove by the convective inertia terms. An approximate expression for the velocity along the groove is given as a finite sine series whose coefficients are computed with the RitzGalerkin method. (Author)
Descriptors : (*LAMINAR FLOW, PRESSURE), VISCOSITY, HYDRODYNAMICS, GEOMETRY, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), REYNOLDS NUMBER, FLOW FIELDS, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, VELOCITY, INERTIA, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, THESES
Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE