A Fluid Mechanics Approach to the Labyrinth Seal Leakage Problem

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Géza Vermes

Steam Turbine Department, Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis.

J. Eng. Power 83(2), 161-169 (Apr 01, 1961) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3673158 History: Received January 22, 1960; Online January 10, 2012


The paper describes investigations of labyrinth seals carried out recently; derives new theoretical and semitheoretical formulas for computation of the leakage which agree within 5 per cent with the tests for three different types of seals; off-design performance of the seals is treated theoretically and experimentally.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
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