1st Edition

Simple Rotor Analysis through Tutorial Problems

By Rajiv Tiwari Copyright 2024
    282 Pages 187 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book discusses various rotor systems, rotor dynamics and dynamics of rotating machinery problems through tutorials. Most of the covered problems can be derived and solved using hand calculations for deeper understanding of the subject. It correlates the examples provided in this book with real machinery where it can be used, and readers can analyse their own simple rotor system based on the variety of examples presented. All problems are supplemented by independent MATLAB® codes for exploring the subject with more ease with graphical outputs.


    • Rotordynamics terminology and phenomena are introduced with very simple rotor-bearing models
    • In-depth analytical dynamic analysis of rotors mounted in flexible bearings and the effect of gyroscopic effects in simple rotor systems are covered
    • Offers the possibility for the reader to reproduce the results and see how the equations are derived and solved in rotor dynamics
    • A few examples of simple rotor-bearing-coupling systems, rotor-bearing-foundation systems and two-spool rotors are covered
    • Directions are provided to extend the present exercise problems and their solutions
    • Examples are supplemented by MATLAB® codes with detailed solution steps
    • Includes multiple-choice questions and their solutions

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduate/graduate students in mechanical engineering, as well as scientists and practice engineers from the field of rotordynamics, rotating machinery/turbomachinery and aerospace engineering.

    1. A Brief History of Rotor Systems and Basic Terminologies. 2. Transverse Vibrations of Simple Rotor Systems. 3. Rotordynamic Parameters of Bearings 4. Transverse Vibrations of Simple Rotor-Bearing-Foundation Systems. 5. Transverse Vibrations of Simple Rotor Systems with Gyroscopic Effects.


    Rajiv Tiwari was born in 1967 at Raipur in Madhya Pradesh, India. He graduated with a BE in 1988 (Mechanical Engineering) from Government College Engineering and Technology, Raipur under Pt. Ravishankar University, Raipur, and an M. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) in 1991 and a PhD (Mechanical Engineering) in 1997 from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.

    He started his career as lecturer in 1996 at Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), India, and worked there for 1 year. In 1997, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati as assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a research officer at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, for 1 year in 2001 on deputation. He was elevated to associate professor in 2002 and to Professor in 2007 at IIT Guwahati. He was the head of the Center of Educational Technology and Institute Coordinator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) during 2005–2009, and the National Coordinator of the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) for engineering college teachers during 2003–2009. He also visited University of Darmstadt Germany under DAAD fellowship during May-July 2011.