The forced response of an E3E-type high pressure compressor blisk front rotor is analyzed with regard to intentional mistuning and its robustness towards additional random mistuning. Both a chosen alternating mistuning pattern and artificial mistuning patterns optimized concerning the forced response are considered. Focusing on three different blade modes, subset of nominal system mode-based reduced order models are employed to compute the forced response. The disk remains unchanged while the Young’s modulus of each blade is used to define the particular mistuning pattern. The well established aerodynamic influence coefficient technique is employed to model aeroelastic coupling and hence to consider the strongly mode- and inter blade phase angle-dependent aerodynamic damping contribution.

It has been found that a reduction of the maximum forced response beyond that of the tuned reference can be achieved for particular mistuning patterns and all modes considered. This implies an exciting engine order which would cause a low nodal diameter mode in case of a tuned blisk. At best a nearly 50% reduction of maximum response magnitudes is computed for the fundamental bending mode and large mistuning. The solution proved to be robust towards additional random mistuning of reasonable magnitude, which is of particular interest with regard to a potential technical realization. In case of small mistuning as assumed for the first torsion and the longitudinal bending mode the advantage of achieving response magnitudes beyond the tuned reference gets lost indeed, if random mistuning is superimposed. However, mostly a lower response level is calculated compared to responses obtained from models adjusted to mistuning determined by experiment.

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