As indicated by ISO standard 10816, Q-value estimation is very important for rotating machinery commission and/or machine safety operation. Impulse tests and resonance curve measurements are commonly contributed to Q-value estimation. Instead of two methods, we are developing a new method using open-loop transfer function (Go) at real operational condition. In this paper, we present a theoretical background on how to measure the open loop transfer function. Our key technique is the measurement of the modal coordinates with a combination of several displacement sensors. Concerning the experimental measurement of Go, we use multiple sensors and only one active magnetic bearing (AMB) in a rotor system supported by oil-film/ball bearing. This Go is converted to damping ratio. In fact, a smaller damping ratio is recognized just before oil-whip instability by our open loop measurement. In addition, we set a dynamic damper which has been developed for suppression of oil whip instability, and an increasing damping ratio is also recognized by our method.
Evaluation of Q-Values of a Rotor-Bearing System Using a Modal Open Loop Transfer Function
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Fujiwara, H, Fukushima, Y, Takahashi, N, Oyama, H, & Matsushita, O. "Evaluation of Q-Values of a Rotor-Bearing System Using a Modal Open Loop Transfer Function." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 6: Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B. Orlando, Florida, USA. June 8–12, 2009. pp. 901-908. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2009-59723
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