Mechanical Seal With Compliant Face
Salant, Richard F.
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A hydrostatic type of fluid seal for use with a rotating shaft within a housing has a compliant face in non-contacting relationship to a hard planar face. The compliant face includes a compliant foundation member having a foil member on one surface thereof. In one embodiment of the invention, the compliance of the foundation member is made to vary with the seal radius, with the stiffest portion of the compliant foundation member being in the region of the inside radius or diameter, and the most yieldable portion being in the region of the outside radius or diameter.
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