Dynamic Force Response of an Open Ended Squeeze Film Damper PUBLIC ACCESS

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L. A. San Andres, G. Meng, S. Yoon

Texas A&M University

Paper No. 91-GT-247, pp. V005T14A039; 6 pages
  • ASME 1991 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; IGTI Scholar Award; General
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 3–6, 1991
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7902-3
  • Copyright © 1991 by ASME


The effects of whirl frequency and lubricant viscosity on the experimental pressure field and film forces in an open ended squeeze film damper test rig are presented. The measurements refer to circular centered journal motion of amplitude equal to one half the damper clearance (ε=0.5). The whirl frequency varied between 16Hz to 85Hz, while the lubricant temperature increased from 25°C to 45°C. The damper operated with levels of external pressurization which supressed lubricant cavitation. The experimental results show conclusivey that the radial film force is purely an inertial effect, i.e. it depends solely on the fluid density and the second power of the whirl frequency. The tangential film force shows a variation which depends on the viscous and inertial flow conditions in the squeeze film region. Correlation of experimental forces with conventional SFD models shows the radial force to be π times larger than the theoretical prediction, while the tangential force correlates well for low whirl frequencies and large lubricant viscosities.

Copyright © 1991 by ASME
Topics: Dampers
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