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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Habib Eslami
Dr. Yi Zhao
Dr. Siva Seenith
The vibration of blades in gas turbine engines has become an important issue during the last decade because of its significant impact on high cycle fatigue failure due to resonant vibrations. The main objective of this thesis is the vibration analysis of compressor/fan blade using three-dimensional finite element analysis together with various analytical approaches. First, the analytical solutions were established using various analytical methods, Bernoulli-Euler, Rayleigh, Rayleigh-Ritz, two-dimensional plate, and Timoshenko beam methods. Then, the vibration behaviors of the blade are analyzed in full extent using commercially available finite element solver, MSC.NASTRAN, and correlated with the analytical solutions. The finite element analysis was performed in three different models, straight plate, tapered solid, and blade models. Finally, the recommendations are made for more accurate finite element modeling and analysis procedures.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Inoyama, Daisaku, "Vibration Analysis of a Fan/Compressor Blade" (2003). Theses - Daytona Beach. 88.