Turbine blades are critical components in turbo engines and their design process usually includes experimental tests in order to validate and/or update numerical models. These tests are generally carried out on full-scale rotors having some blades instrumented with strain gauges and usually involve a run-up or a run-down phase. The quantification of damping in these conditions is rather challenging for several reasons. In this work, we show through numerical simulations that the usual identification procedures lead to a systematic overestimation of damping due both to the finite sweep velocity, as well as to the variation of the blade natural frequencies with the rotation speed. To overcome these problems, an identification procedure based on the continuous wavelet transform is proposed and validated through numerical simulation.

Wavelet-based identification of rotor blades in passage-through-resonance tests

Carassale, Luigi;Marrè-Brunenghi, Michela;
2018

Abstract

Turbine blades are critical components in turbo engines and their design process usually includes experimental tests in order to validate and/or update numerical models. These tests are generally carried out on full-scale rotors having some blades instrumented with strain gauges and usually involve a run-up or a run-down phase. The quantification of damping in these conditions is rather challenging for several reasons. In this work, we show through numerical simulations that the usual identification procedures lead to a systematic overestimation of damping due both to the finite sweep velocity, as well as to the variation of the blade natural frequencies with the rotation speed. To overcome these problems, an identification procedure based on the continuous wavelet transform is proposed and validated through numerical simulation.
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