This paper aims to present the optimum two-plane discrete balancing procedure for rigid rotor. The discrete two-plane balancing in which rotor is balanced to minimize the residual effects or the reactions on the bearing supports using discrete parameters such as masses and their angular positions on two balancing planes.
Therefore as a multi-objective optimization problem is formulated by considering reaction forces on the bearing supports as a multi objective functions and discrete parameters on each balancing plane as design variables. These multi-objective functions are converted into a single-objective function using appropriate weighting factors. Further, this optimization problem is solved using discrete optimization algorithm, based on Jaya algorithm.
The performance of the discrete Jaya algorithm is compared to genetic algorithm (GA) algorithm. It is found that Jaya algorithm is computationally more efficient than GA algorithm. A number of masses per plane are used to balance the rotor. A comparison of reaction forces using number of masses per plane is investigated.
The effectiveness of the proposed methodology is tested by the balancing problem of rotor available in the literature. The influence of a number of balance masses on bearing forces and objective function are discussed. ADAMS software is used for validation of a developed balancing approach.
Singh, P. and Chaudhary, H. (2019), "Optimum two-plane balancing of rigid rotor using discrete optimization algorithm", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJE-05-2018-0167Download as .RIS
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