Abstract

This paper investigates the use of different model reduction methods accounting for geometric nonlinearities. These methods are adapted to retain physical degrees-of-freedom in the reduced space in order to ease contact treatment. These reduction methods are applied to a 3D finite element model of an industrial compressor blade (NASA rotor 37). In order to compare the different reduction methods, a scalar indicator is defined. This performance indicator allows to quantify the accuracy of the predicted displacement both locally (at the blade tip) and globally. The robustness of each method with respect to variations of the external excitation is also assessed. The performances of the reduction methods are then compared in the case of frictional contact between the blade tip and the surrounding casing. This work brings evidence that reduced order models provide a computationally efficient alternative to full order finite element models for the accurate prediction of the time response of structures with both distributed and localized nonlinearities.

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