Volume 86, Number 4, May 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||04 June 2009|
Leak rate of seals: Comparison of theory with experiment
IFF, FZ Jülich - D-52425 Jülich, Germany, EU
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 5 May 2009
Seals are extremely useful devices to prevent fluid leakage. We present experimental results for the leak rate of rubber seals, and compare the results to a novel theory, which is based on percolation theory and a recently developed contact mechanics theory. We find good agreement between theory and experiment.
PACS: 46.55.+d – Tribology and mechanical contacts / 81.40.Pq – Friction, lubrication, and wear
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