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Assessment of leakage performance is a fundamental aspect in the design of elastomeric fluid seals. The key characteristic of the leakage performance is the blow-off pressure - when it is reached a seal no longer adequately performs its function. Realistic simulation of these phenomena under different conditions (amount of preload, pressure build-up rate, etc.) would facilitate improvement in the seal design methodology and would allow efficient optimisation of a seal design. For an accurate prediction of the blow-off pressure, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) needs to be considered, since the geometrical disposition of the seal, its deformation and its contact conditions with respect to the main structure are adversely affected by the fluid flow and fluid pressure. In this study, the most advanced FSI technique currently available is employed for the numerical simulation - the Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) approach in ABAQUS . This project leads the way for future work, to validate these results and determine the accuracy of the technique and its applications for more complex analyses.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Mar 2018|
|Event||24th International Conference on Fluid Sealing - Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Mar 2018 → 8 Mar 2018
|Conference||24th International Conference on Fluid Sealing|
|Period||7/03/18 → 8/03/18|
- leakage performance
- blow-off pressure
- elastomeric seal
Application of the CEL approach to consider FSI for the assessment of leak tightness for elastomeric sealsGorash, Y., Bickley, A. & Gozalo, F., 15 Jul 2018, ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Fluid-Structure Interaction. New York, Vol. 4. 10 p. PVP2018-84792
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Assessment of leak tightness for swellable elastomeric seals considering fluid-structure interaction with the CEL approachGorash, Y., Bickley, A. & Gozalo, F., 7 Mar 2018. 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperOpen AccessFile
Connolly, S., Gorash, Y. & Bickley, A., 23 Feb 2016, 23rd International Conference on Fluid Sealing 2016. Bickley, A. (ed.). Cranfield, p. 31-41 11 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution bookOpen AccessFile