Thermo-mechanical deformation in heat sink seal rings

Lyndon Scott Stephens, Matthew A. Hayden

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Heat sink mechanical seals use a heat exchanger built directly into the stationary seal ring to control the temperature at the seal interface. This paper presents the latest analytical and experimental results showing the thermal deformation of the heat sink seal at the sealing interface. The results show that the virgin interface contact pattern (before wear) is non-conformally convex with point contact towards the outer diameter. These results are discussed in relation to positive and negative coning that is found in conventional seal rings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 World Tribology Congress III - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: Sep 12 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Tribology Congress III - 2005


Conference2005 World Tribology Congress III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, D.C.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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