An unbalanced rotor dynamic model supported on ball bearings is established. In the model, three nonlinear factors of ball bearing are considered, namely, the clearance of bearing, nonlinear Hertzian contact force between balls and races, and the varying compliance vibrations because of periodical change in contact position between balls and races. The numerical integration method is used to obtain the nonlinear dynamic responses; the effects of the rotating speed and the bearing clearance on dynamic responses are analyzed; and the bifurcation plots, the phase plane plots, the frequency spectra, and the Poincaré maps are used to carry out the analyses of bifurcation and chaotic motion. Period doubling, quasiperiod loop breaking, and mechanism of intermittency are observed as the routes to chaos.
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Study on Nonlinear Dynamic Response of an Unbalanced Rotor Supported on Ball Bearing
College of Civil Aviation,
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 210016, P.R.C.
Chen, G. (October 21, 2009). "Study on Nonlinear Dynamic Response of an Unbalanced Rotor Supported on Ball Bearing." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. December 2009; 131(6): 061001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3142883
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