Finite Element Methods for Rotor Dynamics

  • J. S. Rao
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 20)


The finite element method for rotors was first developed by Ruhl and Booker [29]. Nelson and McVaugh [16] extended this to include gyroscopic effects. The effects of axial torque were included by Zorzi and Nelson [37] and Nelson [15] gave rotor dynamics elements with the Timoshenko beam theory. For details on the finite element method, see also [1, 4, 10, 11, 19].


Solid Model Beam Model Critical Speed Timoshenko Beam Theory Gyroscopic Effect 
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