Another key aspect of developing a finite element model of a seal is the generating the mesh.
Finite Element Analysis of Seals, Part 2: Creating the Model
One of the first hurdles to overcome in developing an accurate finite element representation of a real world problem, including rotary shaft seals, is developing the model of the components whose behavior and interaction you want to investigate.
Finite Element Analysis of Seals, Part 1
Because of the rapidly improving technology of computers, more and more can be done using finite element analysis methods — including the modeling of rotary shaft seals.