ICE SEAL FOR ROTATING SHAFTS
A sealing device utilizing water ice to form a very close-fitting liquid water capillary seal about a rotating shaft has been designed, built, and tested. The experimental shaft diameter was 6 in. (15.24 cm) and it rotated at 600 rpm. The observed leakage rates were below 0.05 cu in/sec (0.8 cu cm/s) for differential pressures up to 600 psi (4150 kPa). The maximum power required to drive the shaft was less than 500 W. A set of basic equations was developed to predict the seal performance. Experimental results indicate the basic equations are sufficiently accurate for future seal designs. (Author)
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD United States 20084
- Harbage, ABJ
- Publication Date: 1979-10
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Capillarity; Design; Feasibility analysis; Hulls; Ice; Ice formations; Marine engineering; Mathematical prediction; Performance; Propeller components; Propeller shafts; Sealing compounds; Seals (Devices); Seawater; Securing and joining equipment; Shafts (Machinery)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Experimental design; Model tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Performance engineering; Propeller shaft seals; Seal design; Seal materials; Shaft seals
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00313028
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC-79/085 R&D Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM