Abstract

In this paper the Multiple Shooting Method is briefly exposed. This method is then applied to a simplified model of a rotor/stator system including a bearing with clearance under static and unbalance forces. With bearing having a small amount of clearance, it is pointed out that the orbits are no longer circular at certain frequencies as for linear systems. If the clearance is large, the frequency response curve can be divided into three zones: a non-contact zone, a zone with one or several gains and looses of contact per period and a full contact zone. For both cases we emphasize on the evolution of the orbits while passing through transition zones.

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