Abstract

Component mode mistuning (CMM) is a well-known, well documented reduced order modeling technique that effectively models small variations in blade-to-blade stiffness for bladed disks. In practice, bladed disks always have variations, referred to as mistuning, and are a focus of a large amount of research. One element that is commonly ignored from small mistuning implementations is the variation within the blade-to-blade damping values. This work seeks to better understand the effects of damping mistuning by utilizing both structural and proportional damping formulations. This work builds from previous work that implemented structural damping mistuning reduced order models formulated based on CMM. A similar derivation was used to create reduced order models with a proportional damping formulation. The damping and stiffness mistuning values investigated in this study were derived using measured blade natural frequencies and damping ratios from high-speed rotating experiments on freestanding blades. The two separate damping formulations that are presented give very similar results, enabling the user to select their preferred method for a given application. A key parameter investigated in this work is the significance of blade-to-blade coupling. The blade-to-blade coupling study investigates how the level of coupling impacts damping mistuning effects versus applying average damping to the bladed disk model. Also, the interaction of stiffness and damping mistuning is studied. Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to determine the amplification factors, the ratio of mistuned blade responses to tuned blade responses, for various mistuning levels and patterns. The baseline parameters were chosen to match an actual bladed disk tested in a rotating experimental rig.

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