Estimating the unbalance of a rotating machine from a single run-down

J. K. Sinha, A. W. Lees, M. I. Friswell

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    Abstract

    Reliable estimation of a flexible foundation model and state of unbalance (both amplitude and phase) of a turbo-generator from measured vibration data on a machine during run-down is an active research area. Earlier studies on the estimation of both these parameters used the whole frequency range of the run-down in a single band. However, such identification may be in error for large flexible foundations having many numbers of modes in the run-down frequency range. For reliable identification in such cases, the whole frequency range has to be divided dependent foundation models have to be estimated along with the unbalance. The theoretical concept, the complete computational implementation used and the various limitations observed during estimation of foundation models and state of unbalance (both amplitude and phase) are presented in this paper. The method is demonstrated using experimental data from a machine with 4 journal bearings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference - IMAC|Proc Int Modal Anal Conf IMAC
    Pages109-115
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventProceedings of IMAC-XIX: A Conference on Structural Dynamics - Kissimmee, FL
    Duration: 1 Jul 2001 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of IMAC-XIX: A Conference on Structural Dynamics
    CityKissimmee, FL
    Period1/07/01 → …

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