The wide application of active magnetic bearing (AMB) requires an aseismic evaluation with respect to AMB rotor vibrations caused by actual earthquakes. A flexible rotor supported by AMB is selected for this purpose. A shaking simulation obtained using the quasi-modal model and the actual Kobe earthquake was completed. A corresponding test rotor was excited by seismic waves and the resulting vibration was measured for the vibration evaluation. In order to reduce the response severity against earthquakes, we propose an additional feed forward control method which is proportional to the signal detected by the accelerometers attached to the bearing housings. Since this additional control can cancel rotor vibration generated by the earthquakes, AMB rotor vibrations are successfully suppressed at a low level.
Aseismic Vibration Control of Flexible Rotors Using Active Magnetic Bearing
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received July 2000; Revised July 2001. Associate Editor: G. T. Flowers
Matsushita , O., Imashima , T., Hisanaga , Y., and Okubo, H. (July 1, 2001). "Aseismic Vibration Control of Flexible Rotors Using Active Magnetic Bearing ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. January 2002; 124(1): 49–57. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1423633
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