Finite Element Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of Propulsion Rotor System

Singh, Devender (2018) Finite Element Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of Propulsion Rotor System. MTech thesis.

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Present work focuses on modeling and dynamic analysis of a marine propulsion shaft supported on three radial bearings and one thrust bearing. The motions of rotor and bearings are under the influence of each other and therefore such a system requires structural dynamic studies. Initially the rotor bearing system is modeled with 45 degree of freedom finite element model to obtain the natural frequencies. Internal unbalance force due to eccentricity of mass act on the propeller. Unbalance response of the rotor are obtained from Newmark time integration scheme. Effect of speed, bearing stiffness on the dynamic response is studied. In further case, the radial springs are replaced with three ball bearings, which are modeled by Hertz contact forces expressed in terms of the corresponding nodal displacements. The nonlinearity effect is further illustrated for the same rotor operating at different speeds in terms of time and frequency domain responses. Generalized GUI developed on MATLAB for stability analysis of shaft is very much useful for the users for parametric studies.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine propulsion shafting; Ball bearing; Natural frequency; Hertz contact force; Newmark method; Dynamic response
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Machine Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:9950
Deposited By:IR Staff BPCL
Deposited On:29 May 2019 18:08
Last Modified:29 May 2019 18:08
Supervisor(s):Srinivas, J.

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