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Numerical and experimental analysis of rotors with geometric periodicity and additive manufacturing

Grant number: 19/18095-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): July 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Design
Principal Investigator:Rodrigo Nicoletti
Grantee:Rhamy Salim Bachour
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/15894-0 - Periodic structure design and optimization for enhanced vibroacoustic performance: ENVIBRO, AP.TEM


In this work, we study the dynamic behavior of rotors built by additive manufacturing (3D printing). First, we design and test them experimentally in a test rig and check their unbalance response. Second, we adjust a mathematical model according to the experimental data. With this model, we design a rotor with geometric periodicity and test it experimentally. The geometric periodicity introduces interesting dynamic characteristics in the system, such as bandgaps in the frequency response, which is quite important to light rotating systems as the ones built by additive manufacturing.