A numerical method is presented to determine the steady-state nonlinear response of a rotor-support system due to deadband and rubbing using discrete Fourier transformation and inverse discrete Fourier transformation. Damaging subharmonic and superharmonic responses are found to occur in presence of a side force. The calculated results agree with the general trends which have been observed experimentally by other investigators. The effects of selected nondimensionalized parameters on rotor response are studied.

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