Long duration blade loss simulations including thermal growths for dual-rotor gas turbine engine Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents an approach for blade loss simulation including thermal growth effects for a dual-rotor gas turbine engine supported on bearing and squeeze film damper. A nonlinear ball bearing model using the Hertzian formula predicts ball contact load and stress, while a simple thermal model estimates the thermal growths of bearing components during the blade loss event. The modal truncation augmentation method combined with a proposed staggered integration scheme is verified through simulation results as an efficient tool for analyzing a flexible dual-rotor gas turbine engine dynamics with the localized nonlinearities of the bearing and damper, with the thermal growths and with a flexible casing model. The new integration scheme with enhanced modeling capability reduces the computation time by a factor of 12, while providing a variety of solutions with acceptable accuracy for durations extending over several thermal time constants. 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, G., Palazzolo, A., Provenza, A., Lawrence, C., & Carney, K.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Guangyoung||Palazzolo, Alan||Provenza, A||Lawrence, C||Carney, K

publication date

  • September 2008