An Entrance Region Friction Factor Model Applied to Annular Seal Analysis: Theory Versus Experiment for Smooth and Honeycomb Seals
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A friction factor model is developed for the entrance-region of a duct. The model is used in an annular gas seal analysis similar to Nelson's (1984). Predictions of the analysis are compared to experimental results for a smooth-stator/smooth-rotor seal and three honeycomb-stator/smooth-rotor seals. The model predicts leakage and direct damping well. The model overpredicts the dependence of cross-coupled stiffness on fluid prerotation. The model predicts direct stiffness poorly. © 1989 by ASME.
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Elrod, D., Nelson, C., & Childs, D.