On the modeling of open and breathing cracks of a cracked rotor system

Mohammad A. Al-Shudeifat, Eric A. Butcher

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Abstract

The modeling of a cracked rotor system with an open or breathing transverse crack is addressed here. The cracked rotor with an open crack model behaves as an asymmetric shaft. Hence, the time-varying area moments of inertia of the cracked section are employed in formulating the periodic finite element stiffness matrix for both crack models which yields a linear time-periodic system. The harmonic balance method (HB) is used in solving the finite element (FE) equations of motions for studying the dynamic behavior of the cracked rotor system. The unique behavior of the whirl orbits during the passage through the subcritical rotational speeds and the sensitivity of these orbits to the unbalance force direction can be used for early crack detection of the cracked rotor for both crack models. These whirl orbits were verified experimentally for the open crack model in the neighborhood of 1/2 of the first critical rotational speed where a good match with the theoretical whirl orbits was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
Pages919-928
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 18 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/15/108/18/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Al-Shudeifat, M. A., & Butcher, E. A. (2010). On the modeling of open and breathing cracks of a cracked rotor system. In ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 (pp. 919-928). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 5). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28289