Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mechatronics Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq


The main goal of this work is to carry out a numerical modal analysis of a Quill shaft of turbo-generator unitaffiliate to Mosul gas turbine station, using a trail version of popular finite element analysis software SolidWorks. The main function of Quill shaft is to protect the turbo-generator unit against overloads due to electrical network faults. The high flexibility of this shaft makes it capable of absorbing high displacements of resonance phenomena. This analysis is essentially needed to study the effect of transient loads applied to Quill shaft of turbo-generator unit under severe loading conditions such as electric network disturbances. The first five values of critical  frequencies and mode shapes of axial, bending, and torsional vibrations were studied and analyzed. Each mode has been isolated separately by applying a special type of boundary conditions (restraints) available in program. The three types of natural frequencies have been found and reported. It was observed that the fundamental values of each three types of natural frequencies are relatively high and out of the range of Quill shaft operating speed. Finally, it has been concluded from all analyses that Quill shaft under consideration is safe from the stand point of modal analysis. The results show that the Quill shaft is not running at any of each three types critical speeds. Therefore, the resonance phenomenon for all three types of vibrations can not be happened no matter how high the amount of transient load applied.   


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