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Dynamic stability analysis of isolated integrated motor propulsor
Córdoba, Argentina
Congreso; ENIEF 2007 - XVI Congreso sobre Métodos Numéricos y sus Aplicaciones; MACI 2007 - I Congreso de Matemática Aplicada, Computacional e Industrial.; 2007
Institución organizadora:
AMCA - Asociación Argentina de Mecánica Computacional
Integrated Motor Propulsors (IMP) are being considered for the propulsion system of future underwater vehicles. A key issue is the reduction of IMP mechanical vibration transmitted to the vehicle. To this end, vibration isolation of the IMP is a potential approach to reduce these vibrations. However, the isolation of the IMP from the vehicle body can potentially lead to a dynamic instability problem of the system. Coupled-mode flutter of aircraft wings is an example of such dynamic instability caused by the interaction of a flow with a flexible structure. For the particular case of the IMP, the instability occurs because the thrust generated by the IMP creates a static load that is always aligned with one of the IMP axes which is connected to the vehicle's body through a compliant mount. This results in a following force acting on a flexible system much like a loose garden hose. The objective of this work is to develop the theoretical formulation to analyze the dynamic stability of soft mounted IMP systems, and to develop numerical tools and software to perform numerical simulations of the dynamic stability of soft mounted IMP systems taking into account the external fluid-loading effects. The approach here was to develop a generic, closed form modeling tool of the isolated IMP system to determine the dynamic stability of the system. The model includes the most important system parameters, e.g. IMP dynamic properties, isolation properties, fluid loading, and so forth. The formulation was numerically implemented in a computer code and examples will be presented. The stability of the system can be determined by inspection of the time history responses and/or an eigenvalue analysis, e.g. coalescence of natural frequencies. The data for these examples do not correspond to any particular IMP. However, the tool developed here can be used to analyze practical cases.