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Force and Seal Evaluation of Elastomeric O-Rings

  • P. R. Ludtke
  • D. H. Weitzel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 8)

Abstract

The purpose of this program is to measure the force on an elastomeric O-ring while it is compressed and held at constant thickness during cool-down from room temperature to 76°K. The O-ring functions as a seal during the test, and the force and temperature at which a leak begins is noted. In addition, the force-temperature curve is continuously recorded so that not only the end points but the shapes of the curves for various elastomers can be compared.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    “Elastomeric Seals and Materials at Cryogenic Temperatures,” Aeronautical Systems Division Technical Data Report 62–31 (available from ASTIA).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Ludtke
    • 1
  • D. H. Weitzel
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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