Accession Number:

ADA609562

Title:

Experimental Uncertainty Associated with Traveling Wave Excitation

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

322.0

Abstract:

This dissertation research produces the experimental techniques required to evaluate mistuning in any rotor. Within operation, a rotor is subjected to a unique pattern of frequencies acting to excite the rotor. Utilizing traveling wave excitation, a rotors critical frequencies and the respective excitation pattern are reproduced. Individual rotor blade frequency response functions are evaluated and statistically analyzed. The experimental results serve to not only verify the degree to which a rotor is mistuned, but also to provide an indication of the forced response amplification the mistuning induces. Within the experiment, definitive specifications were developed to ensure peak rotor responses. Numerical simulations of the experiment were performed in ANSYS using a model developed by way of structured light scanning. With experimental and numerical eigenvalue differences of less than 1, the unique modeling technique, capturing a rotors geometric mistuning, is a valid method to predict a rotors natural frequencies. Furthermore these same numerical results serve to validate the experimental free boundary assumption.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE