Rotating components are omnipresent in drive technology and plant engineering. Both slow-running shafts (e.g. propeller shafts in ship propulsion systems) and fast-rotating components (e.g. the rotor of an exhaust gas turbocharger) are subject to influences from unbalance, Coriolis force and gyroscopic effects due to their rotary motion. Especially with heavy or fast rotating components, small changes to the system can have a big effect on the stress. In addition to the knowledge of the effects on the rotating part itself, the consideration of the resulting bearing forces is of great importance for the evaluation of the function of a plant.
MET works with modern and efficient calculation tools in rotor dynamics. We support our customers in the design, optimization and error processing of pumps, rotors (turbines, generators…) up to bearing and friction problems.