Paper: Eighty years of research on hydraulic reciprocating seals: review of tribological studies and related topics since the 1930s.
Authors: George K. Nikas
Where: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2009, 224(J1), 1-23. Available from the publisher.
seals are complicated machine elements. The engineering research on
hydraulic reciprocating seals, which commenced roughly in the 1930s, has
achieved a basic understanding of performance issues. This article
provides a review of the experimental and theoretical research conducted
over a period of eight decades, discussing more than 200 of the most
significant publications from the related literature. The topics
discussed include reciprocating seal designs, materials, experimental
methods, theoretical studies, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, solid and
contact mechanics, performance issues, and optimisation.
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