Rotor and Structural Dynamics of Turbomachinery

A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

  • Raj Subbiah
  • Jeremy Eli Littleton

Part of the Applied Condition Monitoring book series (ACM, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 1-23
  3. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 25-72
  4. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 73-98
  5. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 99-146
  6. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 147-195
  7. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 197-216
  8. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 217-251
  9. Raj Subbiah, Jeremy Eli Littleton
    Pages 253-289

About this book


This book provides engineers and scientists with practical fundamentals for turbomachinery design. It presents a detailed analysis of existing procedures for the analysis of rotor and structure dynamics, while keeping mathematical equations to a minimum.  Specific terminologies are used for rotors and structures, respectively, allowing the readers to clearly distinguish between the two.  Further, the book describes the essential concepts needed to understand rotor failure modes due to lateral and torsional oscillations. It guides the reader from simple single-degree-of-freedom models to the most complex multi-degree-of-freedom systems, and provides useful information concerning steel pedestal stiffness degradation and other structural issues. Fluid-film bearing types and their dynamical behavior are extensively covered and discussed in the context of various turbomachinery applications. The book also discusses shaft alignment and rotor balancing from a practical point of view, providing readers with essential information to help them solve practical problems.  As the main body of the book focuses on the diagnostics and description of case studies addressing the most pressing practical issues, together with their successful solutions, it offers a valuable reference guide, helping field engineers manage day-to-day issues with turbomachinery.


Rotor dynamics Structural degradation Oil whirl Steam whirl Static and dynamic pedestal stiffness Rotor diagnostics Rotor vibration Shaft alignment Rotor balancing Turbo-machinery field issues

Authors and affiliations

  • Raj Subbiah
    • 1
  • Jeremy Eli Littleton
    • 2
  1. 1.OviedoUSA
  2. 2.Saint CloudUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73295-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73296-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-698X
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6998
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