Rotordynamic-Coefficient and Leakage Characteristics for Hole-Pattern-Stator Annular Gas SealsMeasurements Versus Predictions Academic Article uri icon


  • Selected test results are presented for an annular gas seal using a smooth rotor and a hole-pattern-roughness stator for a supply pressure of 70 bar, three pressure ratios, three speeds up to 20,000 rpm, two clearances, and three preswirl ratios. Dynamic data include frequency-dependent direct and cross-coupled stiffness and damping coefficients. Static data include leakage and upstream and downstream pressures and temperatures. Very good agreements are found between measurements and predictions from a two-control-volume bulk-flow model.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Tribology

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Childs, D. W., & Wade, J.

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Childs, Dara W||Wade, Jonathan

publication date

  • April 2004