Abstract

This thesis examines the forced, non-linear vibration of integral shroud turbine blades. The shroud of this type of blade is integral with the foil and root. During turbine operation small gaps are generally present between adjacent shrouds. If the amplitude of blade vibration is sufficient, adjacent shrouds will contact. This contact creates a dynamic non-linearity. A complete row of blades is considered in the analysis. The Ritz averaging method is used to develop an approximate displacement solution. Frequency response curves for a representative turbine blade are presented in the usual format.

Graduation Date

1987

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Jenkins, David R.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

94 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020582

Included in

Engineering Commons

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