An effective method for analysis of periodic forced response of nonlinear cyclically symmetric structures has been developed. The method allows multiharmonic forced response to be calculated for a whole bladed disc using a periodic sector model without any loss of accuracy in calculations and modelling. A rigorous proof of the validity of the reduction of the whole nonlinear structure to a sector is provided. Types of bladed disc forcing for which the method may be applied are formulated. A multiharmonic formulation and a solution technique for equations of motion have been derived for two cases of description for a linear part of the bladed disc model: (i) using sector finite element matrices; (ii) using sector mode shapes and frequencies. Calculations validating the developed method and a numerical investigation of a realistic high-pressure turbine bladed disc with shrouds have demonstrated the high efficiency of the method.

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