A great deal of research has been conducted on the effects of small random variations in structural properties, known as mistuning, in single stage bladed disks. Due to the inherent randomness of mistuning and the large dimensionality of the models of industrial bladed disks, a reduced order modeling approach is required to understand the effects of mistuning on a particular bladed disk design. Component mode mistuning (CMM) is an efficient compact reduced order modeling method that was developed to handle this challenge in single stage bladed disks. In general, there are multiple stages in bladed disk assemblies, and it has been demonstrated that for certain frequency ranges accurate modeling of the entire bladed disk assembly is required because multi-stage modes exist. In this work, a statistical characterization of structural mistuning in multi-stage bladed disks is carried out. The results were obtained using CMM combined with a multi-stage modeling approach previously developed. In addition to the statistical characterization, a new efficient classification method is detailed for characterizing the properties of a mode. Also, the effects of structural mistuning on the characterization of the mode is explored.

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