Abstract
The study of the vibration reduction characteristics of SFD to the bendingtorsional coupled vibration of the dualrotor system can provide support for the structural design of aeroengines. Based on the overall eccentric disc model, the bendingtorsional coupling dynamic equation of the dualrotor system is established in this paper. The amplitude and nonlinear periodic characteristics of the dualrotor system are obtained by combining Newmarkβ method and NewtonRaphson method. The results show that the vibration reduction effect of SFD on bendingtorsional coupling vibration is closely related to the speed. The vibration reduction effect of SFD is weak at the firstorder critical speed range and below, and reduces the torsional amplitude by 70 % at the secondorder critical speed range and above. SFD kept the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the dualrotor system stable in a stable 5period motion state.
Highlights
 The bendingtorsional coupling vibration model of a dualrotor system is established based on the eccentric disc.
 The vibration reduction performance of SFD to bendingtorsional coupling vibration is closely related with the speed. In the firstorder critical speed range and below, SFD has weak damping effect. At the secondorder critical speed range and above, SFD reduces the maximum bending amplitude of the inner and outer rotors by 40% and the maximum torsional amplitude by 70%.
 SFD can improve the periodic characteristics of bendingtorsional coupling vibration response. Compared with the periodic characteristics without SFD, SFD keeps the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the dualrotor system in a stable 5period motion state.
1. Introduction
Squeeze Film damper (SFD) are the main vibration damping components in the aeroengine rotor system, which can effectively suppress the vibration of the rotor system, improve the stability of the rotor system and extend the service life of the aeroengine. With the wide application of SFD in rotor systems, the study of the influence of SFD on the dynamic characteristics of the rotor systems has become an important topic for many scholars.
Jawaid I. InayatHussain investigated the effect of various design parameters on the bifurcation response of an elastic rotor supported and an SFD containing cage support. The results show that the onset rotational speed of the bifurcation increases with the increase of stiffness ratio and decreases with the increase of mass ratio [1]. S. Dănăilă and L. Moraru discussed the classical theory of hydraulic lubrication in SFD research, pointing out its limitations. It is pointed out that the oil film in the SFD is only directly affected by the precession and nutation of the rotor, but in the classical theory, the flow in the thin film is also governed by the Reynolds equation [2]. Shan et al. established a rotor experimenter with SFD, and studied the vibration reduction characteristics of SFD to the vibration caused by rubbing and misalignment faults by means of experiments [3]. Wang Jun et al. studied the control of the chaotic motion of the failed rotor system by establishing the SFDrotor rolling ball bearing system dynamics model under the misalignmenttouchfriction coupling [4]. Hamidreza Heidari and Mohammadreza Ashkooh studied the stability and bifurcation properties of SFDrotor systems. The results show that the unsymmetrical stiffness of squeeze film dampers in the presence of cavitation promoting the chance of undesirable nonsynchronous vibrations [5]. LIU Yang et al. analyzed the damping performance of SFD in rotor system from the theoretical point of view, and the results show that SFD can reduce the vibration amount of rotor at certain speed range, and the damping effect is not good at relatively low speed [6]. Shin D. et al. established an SFD model considering fluid inertia factors and cavitation effects, and applied it to the rotor model based on Euler beams. The simulation results show that SFD suppresses the vibration caused by the Morton effect [7]. Vincent Iacobellis et al. studied the effect of squeeze film clearance and oil inlet configuration on the unbalanced response of Jeffcott rotor by experiments. The results show increased damping with smaller clearance and increased number of oil inlets, while the number and orientation of oil inlets also show an effect on the level of air ingestion into the SFD and some asymmetry in the rotor response [8]. Based on Reynolds boundary conditions, Xu Weiwen et al. derived the oil film force characterization equation of the squeeze film damper under static eccentricity condition and analyzed the effect of static eccentricity on the vibration damping characteristics of the squeeze film damper [9]. Wang Haifei established a rotor system with the fit looseness fault and studied the vibration reduction effect of squeeze film damper on the rotor system with the fit looseness fault. The results showed that the squeeze film damper can reduce nonlinear vibration responses effectively generated by the fit looseness fault for the nonlinear contact [10].
In recent years, with the continuous improvement of aeroengine performance, the rotor speed is getting higher and higher, and the aspect ratio is getting larger and larger, the vibration characteristics of the rotor system also change, and its bending vibration and torsional vibration are coupled, i.e. bendingtorsional coupling vibration. At present, there are relatively few studies on the bendingtorsional coupling vibration characteristics of rotor system, and the model is relatively simple. In this paper, the SFDintermediate bearingdual rotor system is used as a model for the first time to study the effect of SFD on the bendingtorsion coupling vibration characteristics of the dualrotor system by simulation. Through calculational simulation, reasonable structural parameters can be obtained to provide important support for the structural design of the rotor system, and it can help us understand the influence of SFD on the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the dualrotor system, which has important guiding significance for further experiments and research.
In this paper, the differential equations of motion containing local nonlinearity for the SFDintermediate bearingdual rotor system are derived using the Lagrange equation and the finite element method. And they are solved using a numerical integration method combining the Newmark$\beta $ method and the NewtonRaphson method to analyze the effect of SFD on the bendingtorsion coupling vibration characteristics of the dualrotor system.
2. Mathematical model
The dualrotor model is shown in Fig. 1, which is supported by five pivots with 111 for the inner rotor support scheme and 101 for the outer rotor support scheme. Inner rotor contains disk 1, disk 4, bearing I (including SFD1), bearing II, and bearing V. Outer rotor contains disk 2, disk 3, and bearing III; bearing IV is an intermediary bearing, which connects the inner rotor and outer rotor.
In this paper, the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the dual rotor is predicated on the existence of an eccentric mass of the disk, so the overall eccentric disk model is needed. To describe the motion of the disk in the dualrotor system, a rotor coordinate system is established as shown in Fig. 2. The coordinate system $oxyz$ is the overall coordinate system, and the coordinate system $o\mathrm{\text{'}}\xi \zeta \eta $ is the local coordinate system of the disk, which moves together with the disk.
By using Lagrange equation, the motion differential equation of the 5DOF integral eccentric disc element can be obtained:
where ${m}_{d}$, $e$, ${I}_{d}$ and ${I}_{p}$ are the mass, eccentricity, diameter rotational inertia and polar rotational inertia of the disk. ${q}_{d}$ is the displacements of generalized degrees of freedom for the disk. $\mathrm{\Omega}$ is the rotor speed, and $\phi $ is the initial phase angle. ${M}_{d}$, ${C}_{d}$, ${G}_{d}^{}$ and ${K}_{d}$ are the inertia matrix, damping matrix, gyroscopic matrix and stiffness matrix of the 5DOF disk with eccentric mass, respectively, and ${F}_{d}$ is the unbalance force caused by the eccentric mass. From the matrices of ${M}_{d}$, ${G}_{d}^{}$ and ${K}_{d}$, it can be found that there is a coupling term between the bending direction and torsion direction of the disk, and the coupling term is a function of $e$. It can be concluded that the mass eccentricity of the disk can induce the bendingtorsion coupling vibration.
Fig. 1SFDintermediate bearingdual rotor model
Fig. 2Rotor coordinate system
The nonlinear oil film force of SFD can be derived using the short bearing assumption and Reynolds boundary conditions, and the components of the oil film nonlinear force in the $x$ and $y$ directions are as follows:
$\epsilon =\frac{\sqrt{{x}^{2}+{y}^{2}}}{c},\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\dot{\epsilon}=\frac{x\dot{x}+y\dot{y}}{c\sqrt{{x}^{2}+{y}^{2}}},\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\dot{\psi}=\frac{y\dot{x}x\dot{y}}{{x}^{2}+{y}^{2}},\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{}\mathrm{t}\mathrm{a}\mathrm{n}\psi =\frac{x}{y},$
where $x$ and $y$ are the projections of the oil film journal eccentricity in the rotor coordinate system, $L$, $R$, $c$, and $\epsilon $ denote the length, radius, radial clearance and journal eccentricity of the SFD, respectively. $\mu $ is the dynamic viscosity coefficient of oil, $\psi $ is the precession angular displacement of the center of the oil film journal around the center of the oil film ring, respectively. ${I}_{j}$ ($j=$1, 2, 3) represents the Sommerfeld integral.
The rotor uses a 5DOF Timoshenko beam element considering shear deformation and rotational inertia, and the intermediary bearing model uses a nonlinear force model of the bearing from the literature [11]. Using finite element theory, the mass matrix, damping matrix, gyroscopic matrix and stiffness matrix of the disk and beam units are assembled to obtain the differential equations of motion for the SFD intermediary bearing dual rotor system as follows:
where $M$, $C$, $G$, and $K$ are the inertia matrix, damping matrix, gyroscopic matrix and stiffness matrix of the dualrotor system, respectively. $q$ is the displacements of generalized degrees of freedom for the rotor system. ${F}_{u}$ is the unbalance force of the dualrotor system, and $Q$ is the generalized external force acting on the rotor system, including the intermediary bearing nonlinear force and the SFD nonlinear force.
3. Results and discussion
3.1. Bendingtorsional coupling vibration amplitude characteristics
In this paper, we compare the bendingtorsional coupling vibration characteristics of the dualrotor system with and without SFD for the inner rotor disk 4 and the outer rotor disk 3.
Fig. 3Vibration amplitude characteristics graph
a) Disc 4 bending vibration amplitude
b) Disc 3 bending vibration amplitude
c) Inner rotor torsional vibration amplitude
d) Outer rotor torsional vibration amplitude
The vibration amplitudes of the inner and outer rotors of the dualrotor system are shown in Fig. 3. In the range of 100 to 600 rad/s, the dualrotor system passed two orders of critical speed, 190 rad/s and 300 rad/s, respectively.
For bending vibration, it can be seen from Fig. 3(a) and Fig. 3(c) that the effect of SFD on the bending vibration response amplitude of the dualrotor system is weak in the speed range of the firstorder critical speed and below. In the speed range above the firstorder critical speed, the effect of SFD on the bending vibration response amplitude of the dualrotor system is obvious, especially near the secondorder critical speed, and the maximum reduction of bending vibration amplitude of the dualrotor system using SFD is 40 % compared with the without SFD condition.
Fig. 4Inner rotor disc 4 Poincare diagram
a) 400rad/swithout SFD
b) 500rad/swithout SFD
c) 600rad/swithout SFD
d) 400rad/swith SFD
e) 500rad/swith SFD
f) 600rad/swith SFD
Fig. 5Outer rotor disc 3 Poincare diagram
a) 400 rad/swithout SFD
b) 500 rad/swithout SFD
c) 600 rad/swithout SFD
d) 400 rad/swith SFD
e) 500 rad/swith SFD
f) 600 rad/swith SFD
For torsional vibration, Fig. 3(b) and Fig. 3(d) show the amplitude variations of torsional vibration of the inner and outer rotors, respectively. Due to the bendingtorsional coupling effect, the torsional vibration of the inner and outer rotors also has peaks at the critical speed of 190 rad/s and 300 rad/s. Comparing Fig. 3(b) and Fig. 3(d), because the lengthtodiameter ratio of the outer rotor is much larger than that of the inner rotor, it can be found that the amplitude of torsional vibration of the outer rotor is much smaller than that of the inner rotor, and does not exceed 1/7 of the amplitude of torsional vibration of the inner rotor. In the range of the firstorder critical speed and below, the damping effect of SFD on torsional vibration is weak, even near the firstorder critical speed, which makes the amplitude of torsional vibration of the outer rotor. In the speed range above the firstorder critical speed, SFD has obvious effect on the amplitude of torsional vibration of the dualrotor system, the curve is smoother and the amplitude is significantly smaller, and the vibration reduction amplitude is the largest at 510 rad/s, reaching 70 %.
As can be seen from Fig. 3, due to the bendingtorsional coupling effect, the bending vibration and torsional vibration of the dualrotor system affect each other, and the amplitude characteristics are highly similar. By analyzing the vibration amplitude of the dualrotor system, the vibration damping performance of SFD is consistent with the conclusions obtained from the literature [6], and SFD does not have the effect of vibration damping under any speed range. SFD has a good inhibitory effect on the bendingtorsional coupling vibration amplitude of dual rotors in the high speed range, which can effectively reduce the fluctuation of bendingtorsional coupling vibration amplitude and make the amplitude change smoother.
4. Nonlinear periodic characteristics
In order to be able to analyze the effect of SFD on the periodicity of the dualrotor system in detail, the vibration response data at the inner rotor disk 4 and the outer rotor disk 3 are used to draw the Poincare diagram for illustration, as shown in Fig. 4 and Fig. 5. Since SFD has a good damping crossover in the secondorder critical speed range of the dualrotor system and above, Poincare diagrams of 400 rad/s, 500 rad/s and 600 rad/s are selected, respectively. Comparing the two conditions with and without SFD, it is found that the bendingtorsional vibration of the dualrotor system with SFD condition is basically in the 5period motion state. And the periodicity of the bendingtorsional vibration of the dualrotor system without SFD condition varies with the speed of the dualrotor system, which is basically in the quasiperiodic motion state.
5. Conclusions
In this paper, the bendingtorsional coupling vibration model of a dualrotor system is established based on the eccentric disc. For the two conditions without SFD and with SFD, the Newmarkβ method and NewtonRaphson method are combined to solve the dynamic response, and the influence on the amplitude and periodic characteristics of the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the doublerotor system is obtained. The results show that the vibration reduction performance of SFD to bendingtorsional coupling vibration is closely related with the speed. In the firstorder critical speed range and below, SFD has weak damping effect. At the secondorder critical speed range and above, SFD reduces the maximum bending amplitude of the inner and outer rotors by 40 % and the maximum torsional amplitude by 70 %. SFD can improve the periodic characteristics of bendingtorsional coupling vibration response. Compared with the periodic characteristics without SFD, SFD keeps the bendingtorsional coupling vibration of the dualrotor system in a stable 5period motion state.
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The research is supported by “National Science and Technology Major Project (J2019IV0040071)” and “Basic Scientific Research Business Expenses of Central Universities (56XAA20064)”.