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RESEARCH PAPERS

Heuristic Optimization in the Balancing of High Speed Rotors

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J. L. Yang, F. H. Chu

RCA Astro-Electronics, Princeton, NJ 08540

Ting W. Lee

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. 08540

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 106(2), 163-169 (Jun 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3143731 History: Received March 14, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to the dynamic balancing of flexible rotors. The unbalance of a rotor is treated as a combination of a number of discrete unbalancing components, which are identified and subsequently removed using an effective heuristic optimization technique. The method allows the treatment of nonlinear rotor response and design constraints. A specific example is used to illustrate the approach and the results are compared with the ones obtained using another optimum balancing technique.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
Topics: Optimization , Rotors , Design
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