The vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a rotating blade is studied in this paper. Euler-Bernoulli beam equation and the nonlinear oscillator satisfying Van der Pol equation are used to model the rotating blade and vortex shedding, respectively. While the fluctuating lift due to vortex shedding acts on the blade and the blade is coupled with fluid through a linear inertial coupling, resulting in a fluid-structure interaction problem. The coupled equations are discretized by using modes which satisfy the Eigenvalue problem. The work attempts to understand the instabilities associated with the frequency lock-in phenomenon. The method of multiscale is used to obtain the frequency response equation and frequency bifurcation diagrams of the coupled system. They are obtained for the primary (1:1) resonance for different values of the coupling parameter. The stability of the solution is presented by examining the nature of the Eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix.

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