Steady-state analysis of a rotor mounted on nonlinear bearings by the transfer matrix method

An-Chen Lee*, Yuan Kang, Shin Li Liu

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Abstract

The steady-state responses of subharmonic, superharmonic and synchronous vibrations of a flexible rotor supported by bearings of power nonlinearity (i.e. the bearing force satisfies a power law of the deflection) are studied. The transfer matrix method is applied to formulate the transfer matrices of nonlinear rotor-bearing systems with MDOF (multi-degree of freedom) and in conjunction with the harmonic balance method to obtain the steady-state responses. Two examples of rotor-bearing systems with cubic nonlinearity spring characteristics are given to investigate the effects of nonlinearity on frequency response and the whirling orbits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-490
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

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