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nekodesigner
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shaft design

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03-28-2014 12:44 PM

is it possible to simulate at which frequency (rpm) a shaft will vibrate and deflect? 

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AstroJohnPE
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Re: shaft design

03-30-2014 05:50 PM in reply to: nekodesigner

Yes. The speed (RPM) that matches the shafts natural frequency is the so-called "critical speed". So you need to perform a Natural Frequency (Modal) analysis.

John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

Simulation Mechanical user since Dec 1997
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