This paper describes the development of an extremely fast method to obtain the unbalance response of multiple mode rotors supported on squeeze film dampers (SFDs). Planar modal analysis theory is used to model the rotor-SFD system. Undamped critical speed analysis is performed to obtain the rotor eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The SFD nonlinear forces are included in the modal force vector. The system differential equations are constructed and are uncoupled using the orthogonal properties of modal vectors. Assuming circular orbit, consistent with planar modes, the differential equations are converted into algebraic ones. A polynomial in speed is obtained through algebraic manipulations. This polynomial represents the steady-state behavior of the rotor-SFD system. The full unbalance response is directly obtained by finding the roots of the polynomial for each particular orbit. This method is extremely fast compared to numerical integration and to iterative methods. The developed method is useful in performing parametric studies and optimum design of SFDs. Twenty-five orders of magnitude computer time savings are reported. Parametric studies of an aircraft gas turbine fan rotor supported by an SFD are presented. The parametric studies show the possibility of appropriately locating the SFD, to dampen the rotor modes. In addition, parametric studies are also used to determine the effect of the SFD parameters on the AGTFR unbalance response.
The Nonlinear Response of Multimode Rotors Supported on Squeeze Film Dampers
Contributed by the Structures and Dynamics Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the S&D Division, July 1998; final revision, Dec. 2000. Editor: H. D. Nelson.
Yakoub , R. Y., and El-Shafei, A. (December 1, 2000). "The Nonlinear Response of Multimode Rotors Supported on Squeeze Film Dampers ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. October 2001; 123(4): 839–848. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1370974
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