An optical fibre reflective sensor was used to analyse the vibrations of a rotating turbo wheel up to 20 400 rpm. The measured signal required correction because of the natural unevenness of the turbo wheel and because
of the variable deflection. Because the turbo wheel was rotating the signal became distorted and so we used a special method to extract the frequencies of the vibrations from the power spectra. The analysis showed increased intensity of the first three natural frequencies with an increased speed of rotation. The experimental results match very well with those obtained by numerical computation.
Ladisk, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
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