TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Structures and Dynamics

Underplatform Dampers for Turbine Blades: Theoretical Modeling, Analysis, and Comparison With Experimental Data

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K. Y. Sanliturk

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 80191, Gumussuyu, Istanbul, Turkey

D. J. Ewins, A. B. Stanbridge

Mechanical Engineering Department Center of Vibration Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, SW7 2BX, UK

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(4), 919-929 (Oct 01, 1998) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385830 History: Received October 01, 1998
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(a) Comparison of measured and predicted response levels (directly excited blade), (b) comparison of measured and predicted response levels (indirectly excited blade)
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(a) Experimental set-up for simplified blade-damper assembly, (b) finite element model for simplified blade-damper-blade assembly
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Dynamic forces acting on the left platform
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Forces acting on a damper; (a) static case, (b) dynamic case
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Damper displacements with respect to the platform surfaces
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Displacement triangle relating rxy to rL and rR
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Relative contact displacements on damper surfaces
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Relative platform displacements
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Platform motion in three-dimensional space. (β is the platform angle, NodeL and NodeR are the platform structural modes.)
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(a) Typical measured hysteresis loop under constant normal load, (b) representation of measured behavior by an array of macroslip elements
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Schematic illustration of underplatform dampers between adjacent blades
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Initial predictions (damper load=0, 20, 50, 100 N)
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(a) Relative platform motion in radial direction can cause rolling, (b) damper tends to slide if β>tan−1(μ)
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Comparison of measured and predictions after incorporating rolling effect. (Damper load=0, 20, 50, 100 N.)
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Finite element model for the linear part of two-blade assembly
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(a) Correlation of predictions and experimental data. Directly excited blade, Fex=1.0 N, damper load=0, 10, 100, 200 N. (b) Correlation of predictions and experimental data. Indirectly excited blade, Fex=1.0 N, damper load=0, 10, 100, 200 N.



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