Study of the vibration behavior of rotatory blades using the Finite Element Method
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The physics lying behind rotordynamics is complex to model, so that in many cases numerical processing is the only feasible approach. Being rotordynamics a field of great interest in the aerospace industry, the efforts devoted to its understanding are increasing day by day. Following this tendency, the aim of the present study is to develop a simplified elastodynamic model for the case of rotating structures such that can be addressed through numerical tools, built using the finite element method. For the purpose of analysing the vibration phenomena, modal decomposition and numerical integration have been taken advantage from. In this context, it has been found that the singular value decomposition could be applied in structural analysis to extract dominant displacement fluctuations, allowing the unfolding of global properties of the dynamic response. In the present report, the singular value decomposition has been applied to cantilever beams undergoing a single rotation, giving rise to reasonably satisfactory results.