Characterization of Laws of Friction in the Context of Engine Blade Dynamics PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
A. V. Srinivasan

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

D. Michael McFarland

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Paper No. 96-GT-379, pp. V005T14A042; 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


Experience has shown that energy dissipation due to rubbing at interfaces of engine blade shrouds provides damping of bladed disk assemblies. An accurate estimate of such damping has been a subject of study for more than a decade. The most difficult parameter that influences its accurate calculation pertains to an appropriate definition of the laws of friction that relate the rubbing motion with the forces induced.

This paper develops an analysis which leads to a mathematical relationship between the forces of friction damping at a vibrating interface and the corresponding relative motion. The analysis permits calculation of forces at the interface if the displacements are known or vice versa. The equations are cast in terms of relative motion between mating shrouds so that degenerate cases of fully locked and freely slipping can be calculated. Examples are given showing simulation results obtained using discrete structural models. Extension of the analysis to the case of a full assembly is discussed.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
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