Shaft Whirling as Influenced by Stiffness Asymmetry

[+] Author and Article Information
E. H. Hull

Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 83(2), 219-226 (May 01, 1961) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3664468 History: Received November 24, 1958; Online December 09, 2011


Using elementary apparatus and instrumentation, shaft whirling has been investigated for three cases involving round or flattened shafts in combination with uniform or asymmetric stiffness bearing supports. The type of whirl observed varies with the combination of asymmetries used. Single and double-frequency whirls have been noted, both forward and backward with respect to shaft rotation. Studies of the phase-angle changes required by the running conditions have indicated the reasons for whirl direction and frequency.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In