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Turbomachine blade vibration

01 Jan 1991-

Abstract: Single Blade Vibrations Discrete Analysis of Blades Small Aspect Ratio Blades Blade Group Frequencies and Mode Shapes Excitation Damping Forced Vibrations Transient Vibrations Coupled Blade-Disc Vibrations Some Thoughts on Fatigue Life Estimation Some Reflections Appendices: Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress of Turbine Blades SI Units Nomenclature Index.
Topics: Turbine blade (61%)
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Laihao Yang1, Laihao Yang2, Zhu Mao1, Xuefeng Chen2  +3 moreInstitutions (4)
Abstract: This study aims at revealing the coupling vibration mechanism of RSDB system. First, a comprehensive coupling dynamic model of RSDB system including the shaft bending, shaft torsion, blade bending, and blade radial deformation is formulated based on continuum beam theory and Lagrange equation. The validity of the proposed dynamic model is verified through a comparison with FEM and experimental results. Second, the general coupling mechanism of RSDB system is theoretically interpreted based on the proposed analytical coupling vibration model, which indicates that the blade vibration and shaft vibration, especially the shaft torsion vibration and blade bending vibration, may affects each other significantly. At last, the steady-state coupling vibration responses and the effects of structure parameters on the coupling vibration of RSDB system are comparatively investigated through numerical investigations. The comparative results suggest that the blade setting angle, blade–blade coupling stiffness, and the disc location on shaft will greatly affect the coupling vibrations. It worth more attention that the general coupling vibration mechanism obtained by analytical analysis and the results obtained by numerical study can be cross-verified by each other.

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Abstract: Vibration attenuation and control is a typical topic in mechanical, civil and aeronautical engineering. In recent years, there has been extensive research on smart materials and among all of them, the piezoelectrics seem to be the most attractive for passive and active vibration damping applications. Furthermore if multiple modes are concurrently excited, as in case of turbomachinery blades, active damping systems may remarkably increase their life-cycle and outweigh the shortcomings of implementing such systems. However the damping efficiency of the piezoelectric actuators is strictly bound to their driving voltage, size and location on the structure. In this work, a cantilever piezoelectric bimorph beam under base motion is considered and the analytical expression of the electric potential that nullifies the elastic tip displacement of the beam is derived in case of single and bi-modal excitations. The model allows to identify for every bi-modal excitations a set of solutions, each of them represented by three parameters: voltage amplitude, left and right corner positions of the piezoelectric actuators pair. As a result, designers can choose the best solution for their specific application demands. For example, if the supply voltage must to be kept as low as possible, then wider actuators should be used and vice versa. It was also found out that the control parameters do not depend on the spectral distribution between the two excited modes. Hence, even if the spectral distribution between the two coupled modes changes over time, it is not necessary to adjust either the voltage or the position of the actuator pair. The analytical predictions were compared with the results of FEM multi-physics simulations for several base motion excitations and a fair agreement was observed.

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Abstract: The objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators on the aeroelastic control of a subsonic compressor cascade, for unsteady load mitigation and enhancement in the cascade aeroelastic response. Numerical simulations of the blades oscillating in traveling wave mode are performed with the commercial solver Ansys FLUENT®. Results are then validated through comparison with experimental data to assess the stability and convergence of the reference grid. Aeroelastic control is achieved by means of two AC-DBD plasma actuators installed on the trailing edge of the compressor blades, one on the suction side and one on the pressure side. Alleviation of the blade load is realized by operating alternately the actuators through a cosinusoidal function. Moreover, the effect of the actuation force phase on the blade load control is evaluated. Based on the actuation phase, results show that it is possible to manipulate effectively the unsteady lift and moment coefficients, stabilizing the compressor performance, alleviating fatigue phenomena and enlarging the flutter limits of the cascade. Plasma actuators confirm to be a very promising technology for active flow control in turbomachines and aeronautical applications.

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Laihao Yang1, Laihao Yang2, Zhu Mao1, Shuming Wu2  +3 moreInstitutions (3)
Abstract: Rotating shaft–disk–blade (RSDB) system is one of the most important parts of turbomachinery, such as aero-engine, gas turbine and power plant. The coupling vibration of RSDB system with blade crack is vital for the blade health monitoring and crack detection of rotating blade. This study aims at addressing the dynamic modeling and steady-state coupling vibration mechanism of RSDB system with blade crack. First and foremost, on the basis of the stress state at crack section, an improved analytical breathing crack model (modified stress-based breathing crack model, MSBCM) for rotating blade is proposed. The validity of the proposed breathing crack model is verified by comparing the results obtained by MSBCM, finite element contact crack model and conventional analytical crack models. The comparative results suggest that MSBCM is of high fidelity and behaves best among the analytical crack models. Subsequently, a comprehensive dynamic model of the coupling vibration for RSDB system with blade crack is formulated on the basis of continuum beam theory and Lagrange equation. The shaft bending, shaft torsion, blade bending and blade radial deformation are comprehensively considered in this model. The validity of the proposed dynamic model is verified through comparison with finite element simulation and experimentation results. By introducing the proposed MSBCM, the dynamic coupling vibration model of the RSDB system with blade crack is formulated. At last, the steady-state coupling vibration mechanism of two typical structures for RSDB system is comprehensively investigated. It is suggested that the shaft torsional vibration is much more sensitive to blade crack than the shaft bending vibration be, which indicates that the vibration features of shaft torsional vibration may offer indicators for the presence of blade crack.

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Yi Qin Xu1, Yulia Peet1Institutions (1)
01 Mar 2021
TL;DR: It is shown that, due to a consistent problem formulation, including initial and boundary conditions, a high-order spatial convergence on a fully coupled FSI problem can be demonstrated.
Abstract: A high-order in space spectral-element methodology for the solution of a strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problem is developed. A methodology is based on a partitioned solution of incompressible fluid equations on body-fitted grids, and nonlinearly-elastic solid deformation equations coupled via a fixed-point iteration approach with Aitken relaxation. A comprehensive verification strategy of the developed methodology is presented, including h-, p- and temporal refinement studies. An expected order of convergence is demonstrated first separately for the corresponding fluid and solid solvers, followed by a self-convergence study on a coupled FSI problem (self-convergence refers to a convergence to a reference solution obtained with the same solver at higher resolution). To this end, a new three-dimensional fluid-structure interaction benchmark is proposed for a verification of the FSI codes, which consists of a fluid flow in a channel with one rigid and one flexible wall. It is shown that, due to a consistent problem formulation, including initial and boundary conditions, a high-order spatial convergence on a fully coupled FSI problem can be demonstrated. Finally, a developed framework is applied successfully to a Direct Numerical Simulation of a turbulent flow in a channel interacting with a compliant wall, where the fluid-structure interface is fully resolved.

3 citations


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