Numerical Simulation Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Floating Ring Seal
According to the studying on the force analysis of floating ring of centrifugal pump, the paper think that floating ring stress will change with the change of centrifugal pump’ s condition. Using fluent software, the floating ring seal was simulated and analyzed. Results show that the liquid force acted on the floating ring is nonuniform and asymmetrical as wedging effect, and that section maximum pressure is not lies in the smallest clearance place, but in the wedge area where liquid flows to the minimum clearance, because the effect of Leak resistance is better in high pressure than low pressure. The leakage decreases and liquid resistance increases with the increases of RPM. The leakage increases with the increases of differential pressure in sealing ring sides and eccentricity. Pressure distribution within the seal clearance is not uniform with the increases of eccentricity.
J. Y. Han and G. J. Chen, "Numerical Simulation Analysis of Centrifugal Pump Floating Ring Seal", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 2148-2151, 2011