In the last few decades, intensive research has been carried out on viscoelastic materials. Among them, most importantly polymers and composites thereof find extensive applications in engineering structures and rotors primarily due to quite high strength to weight ratio in comparison with metals. In dynamic modeling of rotor bearing system, incorporation of damping is very important as stationary (external) damping always helps in stability, however rotary damping (internal) promotes instability of rotors above a certain speed. Therefore for modeling point of view, it is very important to consider both internal or external damping effect. For this reason, the dissipation mechanism has been handled in such a way that it provides proper forces irrespective of its presence in a stationary or a rotary frame. Also in present work, both classical method and operator multiplier method are suggested to derive the equations of motion. The analysis also shows the stability zones of the rotor bearing system for various parametric values of different viscoelastic supports. It is found that choosing a right viscoelastic support can increase the stability criteria of the system to some extent.

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