Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Evaluation of Contact Stress in Stuffing Box Packings

[+] Author Affiliations
Mohammed Diany, Abel-Hakim Bouzid

École de Technology Supérieure, Montreal, QC, Canada

Paper No. PVP2006-ICPVT-11-93083, pp. 87-92; 6 pages
  • ASME 2006 Pressure Vessels and Piping/ICPVT-11 Conference
  • Volume 2: Computer Technology
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 23–27, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4753-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3782-3
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


The evaluation of the radial contact stress in a gland packing and its distribution in the axial direction at both the stem and housing interfaces is of major importance when predicting leakage. The method that uses direct measurement of this stress through the use of strain gages installed at the outer surface of the housing is not straightforward. The complexity of the problem is caused by the complex axisymmetric problem with a load variation in the axial direction. The use of analytical and numerical FE modeling can be feasible. This paper examines the contact stress distribution in a gland packing. It shows how strains measurements fixed outside a gland housing coupled with FEM could be used to characterize the compression capacity of packings. The proposed method is used in a stuffing box packing rig under development.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In