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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Whirling of a Uniform Shaft tutorial model shows you how to perform a transient analysis of a uniform shaft under gravity. The shaft is supported by two hydrodynamic bearings at its ends. The gyroscopic effect causes the rotor to whirl about its initial axis and the rotor eventually ... Read More