Design and seal performance analysis of bionic sealing ring for dynamic seal
Keywords:bionic sealing ring, non-smooth surface technology, rubber seal, finite element analysis, seal performance
In this paper, the non-smooth surface technology is applied to the surface structure of the rectangular sealing ring, and a bionic sealing ring is designed. Two-dimensional axisymmetric models of rectangular and bionic sealing rings were established. Effects of pre-compression amount, fluid pressure, friction coefficient and reciprocating velocity on the static and dynamic sealing performance of two sealing rings were studied. The results show that the seal performance of the bionic sealing ring is greater than that of rectangular. The static seal performance increases with the increasing of fluid pressure and compression amount. Dynamic sealing performance in outward stroke is better than it in the inward stroke. Friction coefficient has a smaller effect on the bionic sealing ring’s sealing performance than rectangular sealing ring. Therefore, using the bionic sealing ring can improve the static and dynamic seal performances and prolong its service life in hydraulic systems, rotating machinery and reciprocating machinery.