Accession Number:

AD0404848

Title:

DESIGN CRITERIA FOR HIGH-SPEED POWER-TRANSMISSION SHAFTS

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 1, 15 Jan-15 May 1963

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Standing wave ratios for 12-inch-diameter steel shafts, 138 inches long, were calculated for the cases in which dampers were designed to minimize vibration at the 4th and 6th critical speeds. Calculations were based on an analogy relating electrical transmission lines to high-speed shafts. The calculated standing wave ratios will be compared with measured amplitudes of vibration observed in experiments using the high-speed shaft test machine. An optical device utilizing a photocell and a light source was built to measure amplitudes of vibration along the length of the shaft. A brief study of present helicopters, taking into account engine speed, power, and helicopter size, indicated that the speed range through which power transmission shafting will need to operate includes speeds up to the sixteenth critical speed. Shaft eccentricity measurements have been made on commercial shafts. These measurements will be used in digital computer calculations to predict actual shaft vibration amplitudes.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE