The Effect of Squeeze Film Damper Parameters on the Unbalance Response and Stability of a Flexible Rotor FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
F. Chu

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

R. Holmes

University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Paper No. 96-GT-377, pp. V005T14A040; 8 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; General
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7876-7
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


There has been much research work carried out on various aspects of individual squeeze-film dampers (SFDs) but very little on the interplay between a damper and the rotating assembly of which it forms a part. In this paper, a flexible rotor-bearing assembly in a configuration, typical of a small centrifugal pump and incorporating an SFD is investigated theoretically and experimentally from the points of view of forced vibration control and stability control. It is found that change in rotor unbalance, SFD static eccentricity ratio and SFD supply pressure can cause significant movement of system resonances and vibration resulting from excessive damping. The provision of an SFD also delays the onset of instability and because of its nonlinearity, the SFD contributes more damping than can a linear damper when the vibration amplitude becomes large as instability develops. It is shown that this instability is curbed at some limit cycle, whose frequency is a system natural frequency.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
Topics: Stability , Dampers , Rotors
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