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Theoretical and nonlinear behavior analysis of a flexible rotor supported by a relative short Herringbone-Grooved gas journal-bearing system. (English) Zbl 1142.70328
Summary: This paper considers the bifurcation and nonlinear behavior of a flexible rotor supported by a relative short herringbone-grooved gas journal bearing system. A numerical method is employed to a time-dependent mathematical model. A finite difference method with successive over relation method is employed to solve the Reynolds’ equation. The system state trajectory, Poincaré maps, power spectra, and bifurcation diagrams are used to analyze the dynamic behavior of the rotor and journal centers in the horizontal and vertical directions under different operating conditions. The analysis reveals a complex dynamic behavior comprising periodic and quasi-periodic response of the rotor and journal centers. It further shown the dynamic behavior of this type of system varies with changes in bearing number and rotor mass. The results of this study contribute to a better understanding of the nonlinear dynamics of herringbone-grooved gas journal bearing systems.

MSC:
70K50 Bifurcations and instability for nonlinear problems in mechanics
70K55 Transition to stochasticity (chaotic behavior) for nonlinear problems in mechanics
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