International Journal of Rotating Machinery

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ISSN / EISSN : 1023-621X / 1542-3034
Current Publisher: Hindawi Limited (10.1155)
Former Publisher: Informa UK Limited (10.1080)
Total articles ≅ 889
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, , Leilei Jia, Xianli Wang
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-17; doi:10.1155/2021/9914724

The vibration signal of rotating machinery compound faults acquired in actual fields has the characteristics of complex noise sources, the strong background noise, and the nonlinearity, causing the traditional blind source separation algorithm not be suitable for the blind separation of rotating machinery coupling fault. According to these problems, an extraction method of multisource fault signals based on wavelet packet analysis (WPA) and fast independent component analysis (FastICA) was proposed. Firstly, according to the characteristic of the vibration signal of rotating machinery, an effective denoising method of wavelet packet based on average threshold is presented and described to reduce the vibration signal noise. In the method, the thresholds of every node of the best wavelet packet basis are acquired and averaged, and then the average value is used as a global threshold to quantize the decomposition coefficient of every node. Secondly, the mixed signals were separated by using the improved FastICA algorithm. Finally, the results of simulations and real rotating machinery vibration signals analysis show that the method can extract the rotating machinery fault characteristics, verifying the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
Lei Shi, Fang Feng, Wenfeng Guo, Yan Li
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-12; doi:10.1155/2021/5598859

In order to study the icing mechanism and anti-icing technology, a small low-speed reflux icing wind tunnel test system was designed and constructed. The refrigeration system and spray system were added to the small reflux low-speed wind tunnel to achieve icing meteorological conditions. In order to verify the feasibility of the test system, the flow field uniformity, temperature stability, and liquid water content distribution of the test section were tested and calibrated. On this basis, the icing tests of an aluminium cylinder, an NACA0018 airfoil, and an S809 airfoil were carried out, and the two-dimensional ice shape obtained by the test was compared with the two-dimensional ice shape obtained by the numerical simulation software. The results show that in the icing conditions and icing time studied, the parameters of the test system are stable, and the experimental ice shape is consistent with the simulated ice shape, which can meet the needs of icing research.
Wenchao Zhang, , Kaiwen Liu, Lintao Li, Jianning Jing
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-9; doi:10.1155/2021/6691574

In order to improve the air-gap flux density of the permanent magnet synchronous motor and reduce the cogging torque, a novel structure with asymmetric magnetic poles for automobile was proposed. Based on the characteristics of the parallel magnetic circuit, the magnetic flux path diagram is established. And the equivalent magnetic circuit model is established by the equivalent magnetic circuit method. The Taguchi method is used to be a multiobjective optimization algorithm. The total harmonic distortion of the air-gap flux density is the first optimization goal. The second and third optimization goals are the cogging torque and the average of output torque, respectively. And the torque ripple is a constraint condition. The optimized parameter combination is obtained by the Taguchi method. Finite element simulation analysis and prototype test are carried out for the optimized motor structure. The results show that the total harmonic distortion of air-gap flux density is reduced by 36.7% comparing with the initial structure. The cogging torque is reduced by 26.0%. And the average output torque is increased by 4.8%.
Xianfei Xia, Yu Chen, Xiuying Wang, Yu Sun
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-11; doi:10.1155/2021/5571765

The gas-lubricated thrust bearing is widely used in agriculture mechanical systems, and the groove shape plays an important role on the hydrodynamic behavior of spiral-grooved thrust bearing (SGTB). Although the groove shape may change smaller, it is clear that the hydrodynamic response is very sensitive to the groove parameters. This paper proposes a computational method for the analysis of SGTB with gas lubricant, considering the effects of groove parameters. With the compressibility taken into account, the evaluation of lubrication performance for SGTB is obtained by the CFD technology. Also, the simulation results are compared with the published data, which indicates that the presented model of SGTB is able to obtain more realistic results of hydrodynamic characteristics of SGTB. Moreover, the mapping relationship between groove parameter and hydrodynamic behavior of SGTB is represented.
Hong-Chun Jiang, Gui-Ji Tang, , Kai Sun, Wei-Jun Li, Lun Cheng
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-14; doi:10.1155/2021/5554914

In order to study the vibration wearing regularity and the strength failure point of stator end windings before and after static rotor eccentricity, the three-dimensional electromagnetic forces and the subsequent mechanical responses are studied in this paper. The electromagnetic force, stress, and deformation on the end winding of the QFSN-600-2YHG turbo-generator are calculated by the finite element method (FEM) through an electromagnetic-structure coupling. The radial vibration characteristics of the winding are verified by experiments. It shows that the vibration wearing in the same layer is more serious than that between two neighboring layers. For different layers, the interphase coils endure a larger wearing risk than the innerphase coils. Inside the same phase, the last coil along the rotating direction has the highest risk of insulation wearing. The occurrence of static rotor eccentricity will significantly increase the electromagnetic forces and the vibration amplitudes on some coils. The end-phase coil which is close to the minimum air-gap point is the most dangerous one due to the lasting overstresses and the intensified deformations.
Na Yang, She Liu, Jie Liu, Changjie Li
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-10; doi:10.1155/2021/8813443

To accurately assess the state of a generator in wind turbines and find abnormalities in time, the method based on improved random forest (IRF) is proposed. The balancing strategy that is a combination of oversampling technique (SMOTE) and undersampling is applied for imbalanced data. Bootstrap is applied to resample original data sets of generator side from the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, and decision trees are generated. After the decision trees with different classification capabilities are weighted, an IRF model is established. The accuracy and performance of the model are based on 10-fold cross-validation and confusion matrix. The 60 testing sets are assessed, and the accuracy is 95.67%. It is more than 1.67% higher than traditional classifiers. The probabilities of 60 data sets at each class are calculated, and the corresponding state class is determined. The results show that the proposed IRF has higher accuracy, and the state can be assessed effectively. The method has a good application prospect in the state assessment of wind power equipment.
Wanjun Xu, Jiangang Yang
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-10; doi:10.1155/2021/6690479

In order to understand the air lubrication behavior of Kingsbury thrust bearing demonstration, an experimental and theoretical investigation on a simulated Kingsbury thrust bearing was presented. The motions of the thrust disk and tilting pads were measured by eddy current sensors for three mass load cases. A simplified theoretical model governing the motion of the thrust disk was established. The bearing successfully passed the examination of lamp extinction and maintained the maximum rotation time of 16 s. The effective hydrodynamic film with a thickness of about 5 μm was concentrated on the middle region of the working surface under a flatness of 0.010 mm. The adverse effect of the three surface bumps was minimized by the swing motion of tilting pads. Moreover, about 1/3 air film thickness was shown to be wasted due to the surface irregularity. However, the requirements of surface quality and misalignment were appropriately relaxed through the design of the centrally pivoted tilting pads. This design is conducive to thin-film lubrication and is a potential application for microturbines.
, , , Petri Sallinen, Juha Honkatukia, Toni Hartikainen
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-18; doi:10.1155/2021/6669193

The fast preliminary design and safe operation of turbomachines require a simple and accurate prediction of axial thrust. An underestimation of these forces may result in undersized bearings that can easily overload and suffer damage. While large safety margins are used in bearing design to avoid overloading, this leads to costly oversizing. In this study, the accuracy of currently available axial thrust estimation methods is analyzed by comparing them to each other and to theoretical pressure distribution, numerical simulations, and new experimental data. Available methods tend to underestimate the maximum axial thrust and require data that are unavailable during the preliminary design of turbomachines. This paper presents a new, simple axial thrust estimation method that requires only a few preliminary design parameters as the input data and combines the advantages of previously published methods, resulting in a more accurate axial thrust estimation. The method is validated against previously public data from a radial pump and new experimental data from a centrifugal compressor, the latter measured at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, Finland, and two gas turbines measured at Aurelia Turbines Oy, Finland. The maximum deviation between the estimated axial thrust using the hybrid method and the measured one is less than 13%, while the other methods deviate by tens of percent.
Taibai Xu, Dongju Gao, Yi Chen, Weiwei Zhang, Fei Xu, Peng Zhou
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2021, pp 1-12; doi:10.1155/2021/6675003

There are many problems of vibration and noise in combine working. As the main power source and excitation source of a combine, the working state of an engine directly affects the reliability and stability of the whole harvester. In order to analyze the vibration response characteristics of a chassis frame under engine excitation, the vibration mechanism and theoretical excitation characteristics of an engine vibration source on a crawler combine harvester are analyzed in this paper, and the vibration response of chassis under engine excitation is tested and analyzed. After theoretical derivation, a two-degree-of-freedom dynamic model of an engine and chassis is established. The experimental results show that the up and down vibration generated by the engine is the main vibration source in the Z direction, and the main excitation frequency is the second-order firing frequency. This paper provides a theoretical reference and experimental basis for vibration reduction and noise reduction of combine and vibration characteristics of the chassis frame.
Bernard Xavier Tchomeni, , Alfayo Alugongo
International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2020, pp 1-18; doi:10.1155/2020/8816191

Mechanical failures of a complex machine such as rotor widely used in severe conditions often require specialized knowledge, technical expertise, and imagination to prevent its rupture. In this paper, a model for analyzing excitation of a coupled lateral-torsional vibrations of a shaft system in an inviscid fluid is proposed. The model considers the recurrent contact of the vibrating shaft to a fixed stator. The simplified mathematical model of the rotor-stator system is established based on the energy principle. The dynamic characteristics of the fluid-rotor system are studied, and the features of rub-impact are extracted numerically and validated experimentally under the effects of the unbalance and the hydrodynamic forces. The main contribution of this article is in extraction and identification of the rub features in an inviscid medium which proved to be complex by the obstruction of the fluid and required the use of appropriate signal processing tools. The results through a synchrosqueezing wavelet transform indicated that the exciting fluid force could significantly attenuate the instability and amplitude of rubbing rotor. The experimental results demonstrated that for half the first critical speed, the subharmonic 1 / 2 × Ω and the irregular orbit patterns provide good indices for rub detection in an inviscid fluid of the rotating shafts. Finally, it is revealed that the instantaneous frequency extraction based on wavelet synchrosqueezing is a useful tool to identify the weak and hidden peak harmonics localised in the time-frequency maps of the fluid-rotor system.
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