Numerical simulation of leakage initiation in face-type static O-ring seals

Abstract

Elastomeric O-ring seals play a crical role in sealing fluids in variety of applicaons across the industries. In spite of their importance, the design of O-ring seals, like any other elastomeric seals is based on heurisc techniques that are formulated by means of exisng experimental and field data. Aempts towards simulang the performance of O-rings have been limited to stress-strain analysis using commercially available finite element packages in order to find damage in O-rings. However, esmaon of fluid pressure and other loading condions that result in O…Read More

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