Free Vibration and Stability of a Spinning Disk-Spindle System

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R. G. Parker, P. J. Sathe

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43201-1107

J. Vib. Acoust 121(3), 391-396 (Jul 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2893992 History: Received August 01, 1998; Revised February 01, 1999; Online February 26, 2008


This work examines the free vibration and stability of a spinning, elastic disk-spindle system. The extended operator formulation is exploited to discretize the system using Galerkin’s method (Parker, 1999). The coupled vibration modes of the system consist of disk modes, in which the disk dominates the system deformation, and spindle modes, in which the spindle dominates the system deformation. Both the natural frequencies and vibration modes are strongly affected by disk flexibility. If the membrane stresses associated with disk rotation are neglected then the system exhibits flutter instabilities, but these instabilities are not present when membrane stresses are modeled. Natural frequency veering between disk and spindle frequencies is prominent at low speeds and substantially affects the spectrum and stability. No veering is observed at high speeds where rotational stress stiffening diminishes disk-spindle coupling and causes the natural frequencies to converge to those of a rotating spindle carrying a rigid disk. Changes to the vibration modes are examined in terms of a strain energy ratio measuring the contribution of the disk strain energy to the total modal strain energy.

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