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Rotordynamic Analyses of a Crankshaft

See how to perform a vibration analysis of the crankshaft of a 3-cylinder reciprocating engine in this tutorial model. Due to the eccentricity of the crank-pin and balance masses on the crankshaft, it undergoes self-excited vibration under rotation. The crankshaft is modeled using solid ... Read More

Reciprocating Engine with Hydrodynamic Bearings

A single cylinder reciprocating engine supported on hydrodynamic bearings is studied. A starting torque is applied to bring the engine to required rpm. The loading torque is switched on once the engine picks up speed. After the start-up, the engine operates on its own driven by the ... Read More

Modeling Geared Rotors

In this tutorial model, learn how to model multiple rotors connected through helical gears using the Rotordynamics Module, an add-on product to the Structural Mechanics Module and COMSOL Multiphysics®. When modeling geared rotors, the presence of gears in the system induces the lateral ... Read More

Simply Supported Beam Rotor

In this tutorial model, you will see how to set up eigenfrequency and transient analyses (using FFT) of a rotor with various mountings and bearing supports. The example illustrates how to use Campbell and Waterfall plots to find the critical speed. It also demonstrates the range of ... Read More

Stability of a Turbocharger Under the Influence of Cross-coupled Bearing Forces

Cross-coupled forces present in a hydrodynamic bearing often act as a negative damping in a rotor. Near the critical speed, this may lead to uncontrolled vibration of the turbocharger causing a risk of bearing failure. In this example, the influence of the cross-coupling forces on the ... Read More

Rotor Bearing System Simulator

The Rotor Bearing System Simulator is an example of an app that can be used to design and analyze rotor systems consisting of a rotor and different disks and bearings. It is useful for the preliminary design stage of rotating systems to ensure that the system's critical speed is not in ... Read More

Comparison of Different Hydrodynamic Bearings

This example demonstrates how you can use modeling to investigate the performance of different hydrodynamic journal bearings. The model uses the *Hydrodynamic Bearing* interface, which solves the Reynolds equation to compute the pressure developed in a thin fluid film for four different ... Read More

Effect of Roller Bearing Clearance on Nonsynchronous Vibration of a Rotor

Bearing clearances should be kept minimum to avoid non-synchronous vibration of a rotor. However, a tight clearance reduces the durability of the bearing. This example illustrates modeling of the vibration induced by nonlinear contact for different radial clearances. It is shown that ... Read More

Effect of Bearing Misalignment on Rotor Vibration

In this example, a rotor supported on two hydrodynamic bearings is analyzed. An eccentric disk located between the two bearings causes the rotor to whirl. One of the bearings is misaligned with the axis of the rotor. The Beam Rotor with Hydrodynamic Bearing interface in the ... Read More

Step Thrust Bearing

In this tutorial model, a six step thrust bearing is analyzed. A step thrust bearing consists of a stepped bearing surface on which the end of the shaft rotates. The entire assembly is submerged in a lubricant. The shaft collar is assumed to be spinning without any axial motion in the ... Read More

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