On the lubrication of mechanical face seals

H. Lubbinge

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Hence, in this thesis, a model is presented which is able to calculate a complete Stribeck curve for a mechanical face seal and, as a consequence, the transition from full film to mixed lubrication as a function of the operational conditions. This model is based on a combination of a contact model and a film thickness equation. The model, which is isothermal, incorporates waviness, coning, face geometry, roughness, pressure of the fluid to be sealed and load.
    Original languageUndefined
    • de Gee, A.W.J., Supervisor
    • Schipper, Dirk J., Advisor
    Award date15 Jan 1999
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-365-1240-9
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1999


    • METIS-144301
    • IR-32060

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