RESEARCH PAPERS: Vibrations Papers

On the Use of Balancing Machines for Flexible Rotors

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R. E. D. Bishop, A. G. Parkinson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London, England

J. Eng. Ind 94(2), 561-572 (May 01, 1972) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3428193 History: Received June 04, 1971; Online July 15, 2010


During the last decade or so a variety of methods has been devised and adopted for balancing flexible rotating shafts. These techniques fall into two distinct classes, depending upon whether or not the shaft is also balanced as a rigid body. The relative merits of the two approaches have been the subject of much discussion, and this paper is an attempt to clarify the points at issue.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Topics: Machinery , Rotors
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