The effect of local blade crack on the mode localization in a rotating turbo disk with a group-blade assembly was studied. Periodically coupled Euler-Bernoulli beams were used to approximate the grouped and shrouded turbo blades. The cracked blade, regardedas a local disorder, was modeled using a two-span beam. A spring was imposed on this two-span beam to characterize the local crack. The Galerkin method was applied to formulate the localization equations of the mistuned system. Numerical results indicate that the blade crack, crack distribution and rotation speed in a rotating group-blades disk may affect the localization phenomenon significantly.

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