RESIDUAL-FLEXIBILITY CORRECTIONS FOR TRANSIENT MODAL ROTORDYNAMIC MODELS. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • To date, rotordynamic modal formulations have retained for integration those modes of vibration whose natural frequencies are within or slightly above the operating speed range of the rotor, with higher-order modes simply discarded. In this study, the residual-flexibility technique is employed to account for the ″static″ contribution of these higher-frequency modes without requiring their integration. The residual-flexibility technique accounts directly for the static contribution of higher frequency modes due to imbalance and external transient loading, and has been adapted to account for reaction forces which are not accounted for by the nominal rotor/bearing stiffness matrix, e. g. , bearing damping forces or speed-dependent bearing stiffnesses. The High-Pressure-Oxygen Turbopump of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is analyzed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Childs, D. W., & Bates, J. B.

publication date

  • September 1977