A Physical Interpretation of the Principles & Application of Rotor Dynamics
The aim of this paper is to provide a physical understanding to rotor dynamics. Rotor dynamics basically deals with the vibration characteristics of rotating machinery. This course covers the principles of lateral vibration of the turbomachinery. Since most of these machines operate in critical services in the oil and gas industries, one has to ensure that the machines operate with a high degree of reliability. The dynamic characteristics of the turbomachinery need to be completely understood before the machine is placed in service. A basic knowledge of the underlying principles of the rotor dynamics will help in a better understanding of the behavior of the rotating machinery.