- Volume 22 Issue 1
Equations of motions of a pretwisted rotating blade with a concentrated mass in an arbitrary position are derived. The flapwise and chordwise equations are coupled to each other due to the pretwist angle of the blade. As the angular speed, hub radius ratio, pretwist angle and concentrated mass vary, the vibration characteristics of the blade change. It is found that eigenvalue lociveering phenomena occur between two closing loci due to the pretwist angle. The effect of the pretwist angle on the critical angular speed and location of the concentrated mass on the natural frequencies are also investigated.
Vibration Analysis;Pretwisted;Rotating Blade;Concentrated Mass;Natural Frequency Loci Veering;Mode Shape Variations