Paper: Fundamentals of sealing and tribology of hydraulic reciprocating seals.
Author: George K. Nikas
Published in: Proceedings of the 1-day seminar "Focus on Reciprocating Seals" (organised by the Tribology Group of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, England, 25 June 2008).
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The paper examines some fundamental performance
and tribological issues of hydraulic reciprocating seals. Topics include
the solution of the elastohydrodynamic and contact mechanics problem of
polymeric and composite seals, the modelling of seal extrusion and
anti-extrusion rings, seal elasticity and its effect on sealing
performance, modelling of tandem seals, rotary vane seals, transient
effects in lubrication, as well as performance evaluation in terms of
leakage, friction, extrusion and wear, followed by optimization.
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