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A New Approach for Scaling Aspirating Face Seal Aerodynamics

Wilhelm, Julius 1; Schwitzke, Corina 1; Bauer, Hans-Jörg 1; Nguyen, Tue 2
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Thermische Strömungsmaschinen (ITS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


In the present paper, an approach for scaling the aerodynamics of advanced seals is presented. Modern advanced seals, such as a self-adaptive gas lubricated face seal, comprise elements that are commonly used in turbomachinery sealing. These are labyrinth seals and mechanical face seals. Parameters influencing the aerodynamical and mechanical behavior of each seals type are known. However, a combined methodology to scale the aerodynamics of the self-adaptive seal which consists of more than one element has not yet been published. The proposed methodology is applied to a model self-adaptive seal, and numerical simulations are performed to prove the validity of the approach. The new methodology ensures the transferability of experimental results at lab scale to engine conditions. Since the new approach allows scaling of self-adaptive seal tests, a new unique test rig will be designed accordingly.

DOI: 10.1115/1.4041515
Zitationen: 1
Zitationen: 2
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Thermische Strömungsmaschinen (ITS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0742-4795
KITopen-ID: 1000089481
Erschienen in Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power
Verlag The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Band 141
Heft 3
Seiten 031007
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 04.10.2018
Schlagwörter Adaptive seals, Scaling, Aspirating face seals, Gleitringdichtungen
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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