共振特性に基づくタービン発電機ロータウェッジの健全性評価に関する和田助教の論文が Acoustical Science and Technology に掲載されました。
Yuji Wada, Kentaro Nakamura, Kota Sadamoto, Hiroshi Araki, Wataru Tsujita. Integrity assessment of turbine generator rotor wedges based on their resonance characteristics, Acoustical Science and Technology, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 260-268, September 2022.
The integrity evaluation of the rotor wedges of turbine generators is discussed by observing the mechanical resonant frequency shift originating from cracks. We propose a simple method of obtaining the frequency response of the inspection target using point contact piezoelectric sensors and a network analyzer. Eigenmodes are identified in both experiments and finite element analysis, and frequency responses are compared. Several resonant frequencies shift to the lower side owing to the stiffness decrease caused by the crack, and the validity and effectiveness of the method are discussed. From both measurements and finite element analysis (FEA), the modes where the crack is located in the high-stress region have a more significant shift than the mode that does not. The shift was correlated between the FEA and measurement throughout most of the modes.