Curve Veering in Torsional Systems with Stepped Shafts

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In this study, the influence of geometrical parameters on the curve veering phenomenon in a tor-sional system with stepped shaft is investigated. Three approximate solutions including finite el-ement, Rayleigh-Ritz and discretization methods, along with an exact solution are employed to obtain the natural frequencies of the structure. The study reveals that, under specific circumstances, the results obtained by approximate methods are very close to the exact solution. The curve veering behavior is manifested irrespective of the method employed. It is concluded that for the structure studied the curve veering behavior is not because of the approximate techniques used to compute the natural frequencies, and is an inherent behavior of the structure.

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Eshaghi, M. and Bhat, R. (2015) Curve Veering in Torsional Systems with Stepped Shafts. World Journal of Mechanics, 5, 86-93. doi: 10.4236/wjm.2015.55010.

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