Developments in impeller/seal secondary flow path modeling for dynamic force coefficients and leakage Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper highlights bulk flow and CFD-based models prepared to calculate force and leakage properties for seals and shrouded impeller leakage paths. The bulk flow approach uses a Hir's based friction model and the CFD approach solves the Navier Stoke's (NS) equation with a finite whirl orbit or via analytical perturbation. The results show good agreement in most instances with available benchmarks.

published proceedings

  • NASA Conference Publication

author list (cited authors)

  • Palazzolo, A., Bhattacharya, A., Venkataraman, B., Athavale, M., Ryan, S., & Funston, K.

complete list of authors

  • Palazzolo, A||Bhattacharya, A||Venkataraman, B||Athavale, M||Ryan, S||Funston, K

publication date

  • January 1997