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Shrink-fitted joint behavior using three-dimensional solid finite elements in rotor dynamics with inclusion of stress-stiffening effect

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Publication Details
Authors: Sikanen Eerik, Heikkinen Janne E., Sopanen Jussi
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US): Creative Commons Attribution / SAGE Publishing
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 6
Start page: 1
End page: 13
Number of pages: 13
ISSN: 1687-8132
eISSN: 1687-8140
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


In this article, the contact behavior of a shrink-fitted joint in a rotor assembly at different spin speeds is studied, using the three-dimensional solid finite element approach. A custom frictionless contact model is proposed and extensively tested by means of simulation. The theory for solving pre-stressed damped eigenvalue problem is presented and implemented, and the results are presented in Campbell diagram form. Two sample rotor assemblies are studied. In addition, experimental modal analysis results of a shrink-fitted joint with various interferences are presented and numerically studied. The reduction of the interference of the shrink-fitted joint due to centrifugal forces at high-speed operation as well as the contact status are updated at each rotational speed step. The inclusion of stress-stiffening effect is studied in detail. The comparison of the Campbell diagram results with the results obtained using a commercial finite element software (Ansys) shows a good agreement.

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