A new method for performing transient time-domain analysis of rotor systems using a Successive Merging and Condensation (SMAC) technique was introduced in Part 1. This approach can be applied to rotor analysis problems formulated with the finite element method. A numerical study, including examples, comparison of methods, and performance evaluation, is presented here. Validation and applicability of the SMAC method are illustrated with three examples: conservative, nonconservative, and nonlinear. The SMAC algorithm is then compared to the following methods: Transfer Matrix Method (TMM), Modal Superposition Method, and Runge-Kutta Method, and is demonstrated to be computationally more efficient in terms of CPU time and storage space. The issues of stability and time-step size are also studied.

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