Shape Optimization and Strength Evaluation of Metal Welded Bellows Wave of Mechanical Seal
In this paper, the iBone (Imitation Bone) model which is coupled with Turing reaction-diffusion system and FEM, is used. The numerical simulation of bone forming process by considering the osteoclasts and osteoblasts process are conducted. The bone mass is increased with increase of the initial load value, then fibula and femur bones are obtained respectively by keeping the required bone forming value. The new S shape wave of metal welded bellow of mechanical seal are designed based on the the optimization results through this method. The S shape and V shape both were analyzed with FEM method. The same boundary conditions were given for two types of wave. The results are shown that the stresses mainly concentrated on the welded area. It is interesting that the value of the stresses of the two types of wave basically same. However, compressibility of the two types of wave is very different at the same computation stage. The compressibility of S shape wave was higher than V shape.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
H. Musha et al., "Shape Optimization and Strength Evaluation of Metal Welded Bellows Wave of Mechanical Seal", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 1377-1382, 2008