The torsional vibration calculations of the complicated multi-branched system with rigid connection and flexible connections made up of elastic-coupling parts are very difficult to perform using conventional methods. In this paper, a modal synthesis method of torsional vibration analysis for the system is proposed. This approach is an improved method of Hurty’s fixed-interface and Hou’s free-interface modal synthesis methods. Because of the introduction of flexible substructure, the improved modal synthesis method can effectively treat the complicated system in which there exists a rigid connection and a flexible connection that is formed by an elastic-coupling part. When the calculation is performed, the complicated multi-branched system is divided into several substructures that are analyzed by FEM (finite element method) except the special elastic-coupling part that is defined as flexible substructure and treated individually. The efficiency of modal synthesis is improved by choosing suitable number of lower-frequency modes in modal synthesis. As an example of an application of this method, the analysis of torsional vibration of a cam-type engine shafting system is carried out both numerically and experimentally. The results show that the above kind of multi-branched shafting system can be analyzed effectively by the proposed method.
Torsional Vibration Analysis of Complicated Multi-Branched Shafting Systems by Modal Synthesis Method
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received November 2001; revised November 2002. Associate Editor: B. Yang.
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Zou, C., Chen , D., and Hua, H. (June 18, 2003). "Torsional Vibration Analysis of Complicated Multi-Branched Shafting Systems by Modal Synthesis Method ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. July 2003; 125(3): 317–323. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1569949
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