A flexible rotor on flexible supports: modeling & experiments

E. Dikmen, Peter van der Hoogt, Andries de Boer, Ronald G.K.M. Aarts, Jan B. Jonker

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In this study, a flexible rotor with variable support stiffness has been analyzed. Simple support models consisting of mass, spring systems are extracted from modal analysis of the isolated support and by applying static loads to the finite element model of the supports. The derived equivalent models of the supports are then implemented in the finite element based structural model which predicts the dynamic behavior of the rotor. Finally experimental modal analysis of the rotor is performed with different support stiffnesses. The experimental and theoretical results have been compared and different support modeling approaches have been examined.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition [cd-rom]
Place of PublicationLake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-3863-1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2009
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2009 - Lake Buena Vista, United States
Duration: 13 Nov 200919 Nov 2009

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ConferenceASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2009
Abbreviated titleIMECE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista


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