Abstract

In recent times, due to the increase in global energy commodities prices, aero-engine manufacturers are investing in advanced aero-engine technologies to reduce the operating costs. These innovative technologies include overall weight reductions to develop efficient aero-engines. Due to these circumstances, the overall exposure of the aero-engine to vibration transfer due to various loading conditions such as the rotor loading forces has significantly increased. Due to advancement in technologies and demand for greater passenger comfort, vibration transfer reduction to the aircraft fuselage has received prominent attention. In this paper, an analytical transmissibility study called the bond graph Transfer Path Analysis (TPA) has been extensively studied and its applications are explored. Bond Graph TPA is a reliable and feasible theoretical methodology that can be implemented on various large mechanical systems in the design stages to tackle noise and vibration problems before prototyping to significantly reduce the development costs. Bond graph transfer path analysis (TPA) is an advantageous method compared to the existing empirical TPA methodologies such as the Operational Path Analysis due to its efficient analytical nature. In this paper, bond graph TPA has been implemented on a reduced aero-engine model to determine vibration contribution at various aero-engine locations to propose structural design guidelines to minimize the vibration transfer.

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