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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
In a gearbox, vibrations due to gear rattling and bearing misalignment are well known sources of noise. In this example, two shafts connected through a pair of gears are considered. The shafts are supported on roller bearings at their ends. Initially, the driven shaft is unloaded and the ... Read More
Hydrodynamic bearings generate heat due to the viscous losses in the lubricant. As a result, the temperature of the rotor increases causing deformation and thermal stresses in both the rotor and the bearing housing. This example shows how to model different physical phenomena that are ... Read More
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
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
This app demonstrates the following: Navigation system using toggle buttons in the ribbon and Back/Forward buttons in the settings window Selecting predefined or user-defined materials Using a table for input of geometry objects The app simulates a rotor bearing system consisting of ... Read More
Active magnetic bearings are often used for controlling the vibration level in mechanical systems. In this example, a motor driven rotor system in which the speed of the system is gradually increased is considered. The system vibrates due to existing imbalances. As the rotor speed ... Read More
This example is an extension of a model used to study the vibration and noise in a 5-speed synchromesh gearbox in a manual transmission vehicle. In this version of the model, a detailed representation of a roller bearing is used instead of hinge joints with elastic stiffness. First, the ... Read More
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
Different types of elements can be used for modeling a rotor, depending on the level of complexity and the type of the system being modeled. The modeling steps and representation of the results will vary with the type of idealization. In this tutorial model, an eigenfrequency analysis is ... Read More