This work presents the nonlinear dynamic analysis of orthotropic composite rotor blade using differential quadrature method (DQM). It can be found that the same efficient and procedure of DQM for both uniform composite beam and pre-twisted non-uniform composite beam. In this approach, only nine sample points are needed to achieve convergence. Dynamic responses of orthotropic composite rotor blade with various rotor rotation speeds are determined. Both linear and nonlinear dynamic responses have been obtained in order to study the significance of the nonlinear effect. The transient responses of the derived systems are calculated by using Newmark method. The bending-torsion coupled beam model is used to characterize the composite rotor blade. Kelvin-Voigt internal and linear external damping coefficients are employed and determined for the orthotropic composite rotor blade. The DQM is used to transform the partial differential equations of a composite rotor blade into a discrete eigenvalue problem. In this study, the effects of the fiber orientation, internal damping, external damping, pre-twisted angle and the rotation speed on the dynamic behavior for an orthotropic composite beam are investigated. The effect of the number of sample points on the accuracy of the calculated natural frequencies is also discussed. The integrity and computational efficiency of the DQM in this problem will be derived in this paper.
"Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of an Orthotropic Composite Rotor Blade,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 12:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol12/iss4/3