Accession Number:

ADA230898

Title:

Dynamic Analysis of Geared Rotors by Finite Elements

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A finite-element model of a geared rotor system on flexible bearings has been developed. The model includes the rotary inertia of shaft elements, the axial loading on shafts, flexibility and damping of bearings, material damping of shafts and the stiffness and the damping of gear mesh. The coupling between the torsional and transverse vibrations of gears were considered in the model. A constant mesh stiffness was assumed. The analysis procedure can be used for forced vibration analysis of geared rotors by calculating the critical speeds and determining the response of any point on the shaft to mass unbalances, geometric eccentricities of gears and displacement transmission error excitation at the mesh point. The dynamic mesh forces due to these excitation can also be calculated. The model has been applied to several systems for the demonstration of its accuracy and for studying the effect of bearing compliances on system dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE