Reducing Lateral Vibrations of a Rotor Passing Through Critical Speeds by Acceleration Scheduling PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Knox T. Millsaps, Gregory L. Reed

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Paper No. 97-GT-234, pp. V004T14A044; 7 pages
  • ASME 1997 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; IGTI Scholar Award
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2–5, 1997
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7871-2
  • Copyright © 1997 by ASME


A method is presented for reducing the lateral response of an imbalanced rotor accelerating or decelerating through its first lateral bending critical speed by using a variable acceleration rate. A lumped parameter model along with a numerical integration scheme is used to simulate the response of a simply supported, single disk rotor during fast acceleration and deceleration through critical speed. The results indicate that the maximum response and/or the total vibrational energy of a rotor passing through the critical speed can be reduced significantly by using a variable acceleration schedule. That is, reducing the acceleration rate after the nominal critical speed is passed. These predictions were verified experimentally for a single disk rotor.

Copyright © 1997 by ASME
Topics: Rotors , Vibration
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