This paper presents a reduced-order modeling technique, based on a component mode synthesis method specifically tailored for bladed disks, that allows the resulting low-order model to be attached to a shaft. Mistuning is included in the bladed disk model and the shaft is modeled using uniaxial finite elements according to the rotordynamic approach. The proposed formulation is applied to an example finite element model of a bladed disk, for both tuned and mistuned blades. Comparisons are made between the reduced model and the full finite element solution for free and forced responses in order to assess the methodology. The forced response amplitudes of the blades are found to vary significantly with the inclusion of a flexible shaft. This work suggest that stage independent analyses might not be adequate for predicting the global dynamic response of rotating assemblies of turbomachines.

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