A new experimental friction factor model for a honeycomb surface was developed using a static seal tester. Three clearances and three lengths were tested for the seals, and Reynolds number ranged from 3000 to 49,000. It was found that the friction factor was a function of Reynolds number and seal clearance only. The clearance effect was dominant and the friction factor was found to increase with increased clearance. A new uncertainty analysis was developed for the experimental friction factor when calculating friction factor using Mach number curve fit. The entrance loss coefficient was found to be constant for both smooth and honeycomb seals. The entrance loss coefficient of Honeycomb seals was found to be 50 percent higher than that of smooth seals. [S0742-4787(00)02102-0]
A New Friction Factor Model and Entrance Loss Coefficient for Honeycomb Annular Gas Seals
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division March 4, 1999; revised manuscript received July 15, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: L. San Andre´s.
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Al-Qutub, A. M., Elrod , D., and Coleman, H. W. (July 15, 1999). "A New Friction Factor Model and Entrance Loss Coefficient for Honeycomb Annular Gas Seals ." ASME. J. Tribol. July 2000; 122(3): 622–627. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.555411
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