ENG  Vol.2 No.9 , September 2010
A General Calculating Method of Rotor’s Torsional Stiffness Based on Stiffness Influence Coefficient
Abstract: In order to develop a general calculating rotor’s torsional stiffness based on stiffness influence coefficient for different rotor assembling, the calculation method of the torsional stiffness influence coefficient of equal thickness disc is researched in this paper at first. Then the torsional stiffness influence coefficient λ of equal thickness disc is fit to a binary curved face and a calculation equation is obtained based on a large quantity of calculating data, which lays the foundation for research on a general calculating method of rotor torsional stiffness. Thirdly a simplified calculation method for equivalent stiffness diameter of stepped equal thickness disc and cone disc in the steam turbine generators is suggested. Finally a general calculating program for calculating rotor’s torsional vibration features is developed, and the torsional vibration features of a verity of steam turbine rotors are calculated for verification. The calculating results show that stiffness influence coefficient λ of equal-thickness disc depends on parameters of B and H, as well as the stiffness influence coefficient λ; and discs with complex structure can be simplified to equal-thickness discs with little error by using the method suggested in this paper; error can be controlled within 1% when equivalent diameter of stiffness is calculated by this method.
Cite this paper: nullD. Xie, W. Li, L. Yang, Y. Qian, X. Zhao and Z. Gao, "A General Calculating Method of Rotor’s Torsional Stiffness Based on Stiffness Influence Coefficient," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 9, 2010, pp. 698-704. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.29090.

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