A damping strategy for blisks of turbomachinery involving a friction rim is investigated. These rims, located in grooves underside the wheel of the blisks, are held in by centrifugal loads and the energy is dissipated when relative motions between the rim and the disk occur. A method of dynamical analysis of a cyclic blisk nonlinearly coupled with a split rim is presented: the steady-state response being calculated using an multi-harmonic balance method. Numerical simulations on a lumped-parameter model are presented for several damper characteristics and several excitation configurations. From these results, the performance of this damping strategy is discussed and some design guidelines are given. Finally the influence of mistuning on the damping performances is analysed.

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