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Continued Experimental Study on the Friction Contact between a Labyrinth Seal Fin and a Honeycomb Stator: Slanted Position

Munz, Oliver 1; Pychynski, Tim; Schwitzke, Corina 1; Bauer, Hans-Jörg
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Labyrinth seals are a state-of-the-art sealing technology to prevent and control leakage flows at rotor–stator interfaces in turbomachinery. Higher pressure ratios and the economical use of cooling air require small clearances, which lead to potential rubbing events. The use of honeycomb liners allows for minimal leakage by tolerating rub events to a certain extent. A previous study within an EU project investigated the complex contact conditions of honeycomb liners, with the idealized contact of a seal fin and a single parallel metal foil representing the honeycomb double foil section. In the present work, the results for the slanted foil position are shown and compared to the previous results. The variation of rub velocity, incursion speed, incursion rate, and seal geometry in a test rig allows for the identification of the influence on contact forces, temperatures, and wear. For the slanted position, significantly lower friction temperatures are observed, leading to a higher ratio of abrasive wear. Overall, the rub test results demonstrate strong interactions between the contact forces, friction temperatures, and wear.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085953
Veröffentlicht am 24.09.2018
DOI: 10.3390/aerospace5030082
Zitationen: 14
Zitationen: 12
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Thermische Strömungsmaschinen (ITS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2226-4310
KITopen-ID: 1000085953
Erschienen in Aerospace
Verlag MDPI
Band 5
Heft 3
Seiten Article: 82
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Vorab online veröffentlicht am 07.08.2018
Schlagwörter secondary air system; labyrinth seals; honeycomb liners; high-speed rubbing
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