RESEARCH PAPERS: Balancing of Rotation Machinery

Balancing of Flexible Rotors by the Complex Modal Method

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S. Saito, T. Azuma

Machinery Department, Research Institute, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., 3-1-15, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 105(1), 94-100 (Jan 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269075 History: Received June 10, 1981; Online November 23, 2009


A new calculation method of the modal unbalance response for general flexible rotors in fluid film bearings has been developed by introducing the concept of modal exciting force vector into the usual complex modal method, and the physical meaning of the damping ratio at a critical speed is discussed. Next, application of this method, that correction weights can be determined in only one trial operation, is reported, and positions to measure vibration and to correct unbalance weight are discussed on the basis of the right eigenvector and the exciting factor mode, respectively. Lastly, it is shown by experiments that the proposed balancing method is of use for actual rotors.

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