Effects of internal viscous damping on the stability of a rotating shaft driven through a universal joint
Journal of Sound and Vibration
A rotating flexible shaft, with both external and internal viscous damping, driven through a universal joint is considered. The mathematical model consists of a set of coupled, linear partial differential equations with time-dependent coefficients. Use of Galerkin's technique leads to a set of coupled linear differential equations with time-dependent coefficients. Using these differential equations some effects of internal viscous damping on parametric and flutter instability zones are investigated by the monodromy matrix technique. The flutter zones are also obtained on discarding the time-dependent coefficients in the differential equations which leads to an eigenvalue analysis. A one-term Galerkin approximation aided this analysis. Two different shafts (“automotive” and “lab”) were considered. Increasing internal damping is always stabilizing as regards to parametric instabilities. For flutter type instabilities it was found that increasing internal damping is always stabilizing for rotational speeds v below the first critical speed, v1. For v>v1, there is a value of the internal viscous damping coefficient, Civ, which depends on the rotational speed and torque, above which destabilization occurs.
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Mazzei, Arnaldo J. Jr. and Scott, Richard A., "Effects of internal viscous damping on the stability of a rotating shaft driven through a universal joint" (2003). Mechanical Engineering Publications. 200.