Automatic two-plane balancing for rigid rotors

D. J. Rodrigues*, A. R. Champneys, M. I. Friswell, R. E. Wilson

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Abstract

We present an analysis of a two-plane automatic balancing device for rigid rotors. Ball bearings, which are free to travel around a race, are used to eliminate imbalance due to shaft eccentricity or misalignment. The rotating frame is used to derive autonomous equations of motion and the symmetry breaking bifurcations of this system are investigated. Stability diagrams in various parameter planes show the coexistence of a stable balanced state with other less desirable dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-541
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Volume43
Issue number6
Early online date18 Jan 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
EventInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Mechanics - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20051 Sep 2008

Keywords

  • automatic balancing
  • rigid rotor
  • dynamic imbalance
  • ECCENTRIC ROTORS
  • MECHANISM
  • BALL

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