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Author Minglei, Zhong
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Publisher EDP Sciences
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Date Created 2017-03-13
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English ♦ French
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1-2040
Subject Keyword Engineering (General) ♦ Technology ♦ Civil engineering (General)
Abstract Short staggered labyrinth seals are widely used in high pressure cylinder shroud seals of steam turbines. They are good at restricting the leakage flow but do not respond well to rotordynamics and often lead to turbomachine instabilities. A numerical investigation into the leakage and rotordynamic characteristics of a short staggered labyrinth seal is carried out in this paper, concerning effects of pressure ratio, inlet preswirl, rotational speed, seal clearance and whirling frequency, using both the whirling rotor method and the multiple frequencies transient simulation method. The numerical model is verified by experimental data. The result shows that the staggered labyrinth seals have a similar but not identical leakage and rotordynamic performance compared with that of teeth-on-stator see-through labyrinth seals. The cross-coupled stiffness can be reduced by decrease inlet swirl with considering the factor of rotational speed, which can significantly benefit the stability of rotor system.
ISSN 2261236X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-01
e-ISSN 2261236X
Journal MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume Number 100
Starting Page 01007


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