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Nonlinear Dynamic Study on Effects of Rub-Impact Caused by Oil-Rupture in a Multi-Shafts Turbine With a Squeeze Film Damper

[+] Author Affiliations
T. N. Shiau, C. R. Wang, D. S. Liu

National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

W. C. Hsu

WuFeng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

T. H. Young

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Paper No. GT2014-27221, pp. V07AT31A036; 10 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
  • Volume 7A: Structures and Dynamics
  • Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4576-9
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


An investigation is carried out the analysis of nonlinear dynamic behavior on effects of rub-impact caused by oil-rupture in a multi-shafts turbine system with a squeeze film damper. Main components of a multi-shafts turbine system includes an outer shaft, an inner shaft, an impeller shaft, ball bearings and a squeeze film damper. In the squeeze film damper, oil forces can be derived from the short bearing approximation and cavitated film assumption. The system equations of motion are formulated by the global assumed mode method (GAMM) and Lagrange’s approach. The nonlinear behavior of a multi-shafts turbine system which includes the trajectories in time domain, frequency spectra, Poincaré maps, and bifurcation diagrams are investigated.

Numerical results show that large vibration amplitude is observed in steady state at rotating speed ratio adjacent to the first natural frequency when there is no squeeze film damper. The nonlinear dynamic behavior of a multi-shafts turbine system goes in its way into aperiodic motion due to oil-rupture and it is unlike the usual way (1T = >2T = >4T = >8T etc) as compared to one shaft rotor system. The typical routes of bifurcation to aperiodic motion are observed in a multi-shafts turbine rotor system and they suddenly turn into aperiodic motion from the periodic motion without any transition. Consequently, the increasing of geometric or oil parameters such as clearance or lubricant viscosity will improve the performance of SFD bearing.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Dampers , Turbines , Rupture



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