Multi-level parametric reduced models of rotating bladed disk assemblies

Abstract : Bladed disks found in turbomachines are complex structures whose vibration characteristics are generally determined by exploiting the symmetry properties of their nominal configuration. This symmetry no longer exists either when disks are assembled to form a rotor or when discrepancies in the mechanical parameters are introduced (intentional or unintentional mistuning). Fine meshes required to correctly evaluate stress distributions would lead to prohibitive model sizes (typically a few million degrees of freedom). The objective of this thesis is to introduce model reduction techniques that rely on the combination of separate computations of acceptable size. This provides a means for in-depth studies of the behaviour of dense 3D models of multi-stage bladed rotors with possible mistuning. At first, Fourier transforms performed separately on each individual disk allows to understand the inter-harmonic coupling induced by inter-stage coupling and mistuning. From this study, a first method uses cyclically symmetric solutions plus sector modes with fixed inter-sector interfaces to build a reduced sector model. The latter is exact for target modes and very accurate for others. This method is extended to multi-stage assemblies by employing multi-stage mono-harmonic eigensolutions. Illustrations focus on the proposed methodology that enables to deal with large scale industrial models while remaining compatible with various post-processing procedures (free or forced response computations, analysis of their spatial harmonic content, energy distributions and localization effects...). This methodology is finally extended to the handling of parametric models depending on the rotation speed. The enrichment of the initial sets of target vectors with computations at three rotation speeds enables a fast and accurate recovery of the evolution of the eigenfrequencies with respect to the rotation speed in any operating range.
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Other. Ecole Centrale Paris, 2009. English. <NNT : 2009ECAP0001>
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Arnaud Sternchüss. Multi-level parametric reduced models of rotating bladed disk assemblies. Other. Ecole Centrale Paris, 2009. English. <NNT : 2009ECAP0001>. <tel-00366252v2>



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