Modal Balancing

  • Mark S. Darlow
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Modal balancing procedures are characterized by their use of the modal nature of rotor response. In general, modal balancing procedures are highly developed, but are largely intuitive in nature. They seek to balance the rotor, one mode at a time, with a set of masses specifically selected not to disturb previously balanced, lower modes. This chapter includes the analytical background and typical procedures for modal balancing.


Mode Shape Rotor System Critical Speed Rigid Rotor Modal Balance 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark S. Darlow
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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