The sealing and lubrication principles of plain radial lip seals : an experimental study of local tangential deformations and film thickness

H.J. Leeuwen, van, M.A. Wolfert

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    Tangential deformations of the seal surface at the contact zone between a shaft and a radial lip seal are determined by image analysis of video camera pictures. These displacements are thought to be essential for the sealing mechanism. The results show that all seals tested have an asymmetric pattern of tangential deformation, which is of the order of 10 micrometers. Local fluid film thickness has been studied on a separate test rig. This rig employs a new method for distance measurements in the shaft/seal contact, based on an opto electronic system as used in CD players. The preliminary results indicate that the investigated seal has a film thickness of the order of 1 micrometer under normal operational conditions, which is much higher than expected. Possible causes and improvements are discussed.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelElastohydrodynamics '96 : fundamentals and applications in lubrication and traction : proceedings of the 23rd Leeds-Lyon symposium on tribology, held at the Institute of Tribology, department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, September 10-13, 1996
    RedacteurenC.M. Taylor, T.H.C. Childs, D. Dowson, A.A. Lubrecht, G. Dalmaz
    Plaats van productieAmsterdam
    UitgeverijElsevier
    Pagina's219-232
    ISBN van geprinte versie0-444-82809-5
    StatusGepubliceerd - 1997
    Evenementconference; 23rd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology; 1996-09-10; 1996-09-13 -
    Duur: 10 sep 199613 sep 1996

    Publicatie series

    NaamTribology series
    Volume32
    ISSN van geprinte versie0167-8922

    Congres

    Congresconference; 23rd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology; 1996-09-10; 1996-09-13
    Periode10/09/9613/09/96
    Ander23rd Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology

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