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Publication# Experimental and numerical investigation of the unbalance behavior of rigid rotors supported by spiral-grooved gas journal bearings

Abstract

The forced response of rigid rotors, supported by herringbone-grooved gas journal bearings are investigated numerically and experimentally. The rotor configurations are varied by using end cylinders, attached at both sides of the shaft. Three rotors with different center of mass positions relative to the bearing locations are investigated for a variation of unbalance conditions. The numerical predictions by a quasi-linear unbalance approach and a full transient analysis are compared with experimentally obtained data. Different unbalance configurations are tested for validating the numerical models at orbital motions larger than 50% of the clearance and for bearing compressibility numbers of up to lambda = 42. The investigation shows a maximum difference of 19.5 % between nominal model predictions and experimental data at maximum orbital motions. The influence of the center of mass position on the rotor motion is proven to be significant and agrees with the numerical predictions. Further, the test unit is operated at different tilt angles, allowing to investigate the influence of static loading due to gravitational force on the forced response. It is found, that under different static loading, the rotor orbital motion remains unaltered and its influence can be neglected in the unbalance analysis.

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