The aim of this paper is to present a turbulence model that allows turbulent rough flows to be dealt with. This model is then applied to a hydrostatic mechanical seal with roughness on one face, operating in non-laminar flow. As expected, the wall roughness leads to a decrease in leakage rate.
Volume Subject Area:Hydrodynamic Lubrication and Fluid Film Bearings
Topics:Flow (Dynamics), Hydrostatics, Surface roughness, Turbulence, Leakage
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