Accession Number : ADA138434

Title :   Mechanical Face Seal Technology: A Literature Survey.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Sides,N T

PDF Url : ADA138434

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A literature survey was conducted to review and evaluate the state of the art in mechanical face seal technology. The survey is part of a study to develop the capability of designing improved seals for Navy use. Sixty-eight references are cited and discussed. The report is subdivided into several sections, each embracing a general physical aspect of face seal operation. The difficulties in modeling seal performance are emphasized. Indeed, it is remarkable and encouraging that several of the models developed do predict face seal performance with some degree of accuracy.

Descriptors :   *Seals(Stoppers), *Shafts(Machine elements), Mechanical components, Mechanical engineering, Long life, Reliability, Rings, Springs, Hydrodynamics, Pressure, Cavitation, Leakage(Fluid), Wear resistance, Vibration, Dynamics, Waves, Phase transformations, Thermal properties, Materials, Equations, Mathematical models, Test methods

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE