Although bladed disks of turbomachinery are nominally designed to be cyclically symmetric (tuned system), the vibration characteristics of all blades on a disk are slightly different due to the manufacturing tolerance, the deviation of the material property, the wear during operation, and so on. These small variations break the cyclic symmetry, and split the eigenvalue pairs. The actual bladed disks with the small variations are referred to a mistuned system. In the forced response of a mistuned bladed disk, the responses of all blades become different, and the response of a certain blade may become extremely large due to the split of the duplicated eigenvalues, the distortion of the vibration modes, and so on. On the other hand, many researchers suggest that the mistuning suppresses the blade flutter, because the complete travelling wave mode is not formed in a disk. In other words, the main conclusions of researches on mistuning are that while mistuning has an undesirable effect on the forced response, it has a beneficial (stabilizing) effect on the blade flutter (the self-excited vibration). Although such mistuning phenomena of bladed disks have been studied since 1980s, almost all studies focused on the amplification factor of the displacement response, and few studies researched the amplification factor of the vibratory stress response. In this study, first, the frequency response analysis of the mistuned simple bladed disk consisting of flat plates is carried out. Comparing the amplification factor of the displacement response with that of the vibratory stress response, the amplification factor expressed by the vibratory stress is studied in detail. Second, the mistuning analysis of the actual bladed disk used in a steam turbine is carried out. From these results, the mistuning effect expressed by the vibratory stress is clarified.

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