Modeling Support Effects: Finite Element and Experimental Modal Methods FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
Jonathan R. Buckles, Keith E. Rouch, John R. Baker

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Paper No. 96-GT-403, pp. V005T14A047; 9 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


The effects of support/foundation dynamics are often significant in high speed turbomachinery, and can affect the stability and response to unbalance. In some cases additional critical speeds are introduced, related to resonances in the foundation or interaction with rotor resonances of foundation resonances.

This paper reviews several methods for representing these effects, including (1) reduced matrices from finite element substructures (ANSYS, for example), (2) matrices generated from modal data, and (3) direct use of experimental transfer functions. These methods are implemented in a finite element rotor program in a PC-DOS environment.

The application of the methods to two laboratory rotor configurations described and results presented. Situations with a foundation resonance above and near the rotor critical are included. The importance of including coupling effects between supports is shown.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
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