Applied Mathematics
Vol. 3  No. 5 (2012) , Article ID: 19056 , 6 pages DOI:10.4236/am.2012.35068

Analysis of Dynamics of Boundary Shape Perturbation of a Rotating Elastoplastic Radially Inhomogeneous Plane Circular Disk: Analytical Approach

Dmytro М. Lila1, А. А. Martynyuk2

1Cherkasy National Bohdan Khmelnytsky University, Cherkasy, Ukraine

2Stability of Processes Department, S. P. Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


Received March 5, 2012; revised March 26, 2012; accepted April 3, 2012

Keywords: Axisymmetric Elastoplastic Problem; Method of Boundary Shape Perturbation; Rotating Inhomogeneous Circular Disc; Stability Loss; Failure of Bearing Capacity; Critical Angular Velocity


For a rotating inhomogeneous circular disk a way of calculating dynamics of boundary shape perturbation and failure of bearing capacity is proposed in terms of small parameter method. Characteristic equation of plastic zone critical radius is obtained as a first approximation. A formula of critical angular velocity is derived which determines the stability loss of the disc according to the self-balanced form. Efficiency of the proposed method is shown by an illustrative example considered in Section 7. Values of critical angular velocity of rotation are found numerically for different parameters of the disc.

1. Introduction

The failure of bearing capacity of a quickly rotating elastic disc [1-3] overloaded by centrifugal dilating forces is associated with the dynamics of its boundary shape perturbation [4]. After the disc takes up new balanced shape due to considerable growth of plastic zones [5] the instability [6] develops torrentially enough with the increase of rotation velocity [7]. This is stipulated by the response of the internal points to the disc contour reshaping and outrunning growth of variable radius of the perturbed elastoplastic boundary as compared with the variation of its current radius for a stable disc [8,9].

To study the stability loss and velocity dynamics of a rotating disc the perturbation method can be applied [10-12]. In the analysis of plane stress strain state this method was employed to obtain approximate critical values of the plastic zone dimensions and angular velocity of continuous homogeneous circular discs [13,14], ring-shaped discs [15] including those loaded along the contour by additional radial forces [16], stepped discs and some arbitrary profile discs [17] as well as simplest inhomogeneous discs. This proves efficiency of the analytical method of boundary shape perturbation (with the use of simplest numerical procedures at certain stage) which reduces essentially the amount of calculations and at the same time facilitates fruitful application of various numerical techniques [18-20] for stability and strength calculation of turbine and other massive discs.

Meanwhile, there is still an open problem of establishing by the small parameter method the relationship between the value of boundary shape perturbation, plastic zone radius and rotation velocity of unstable continuous inhomogeneous circular disc corresponding to the indicated state of perturbed elastoplastic boundary. This is the subject of our present investigation.

2. Statement of the Problem

We consider a disc D consisting of two homogeneous and isotropic plane discs D1 and D2. Continuous circular disc D1 possesses radius which coincides with the internal radius of the ring-shaped circular disc D2. The external radius of disc D2 equals to. Discs D1 and D2 made from different materials are rigidly connected into one disc D along the circumference. We designate by the material yield limit of disc D1, is the elasticity modulus, is the density and is the Poisson coefficient. The corresponding material parameters of disc D2 are designated by, , and respectively. It is assumed that constant angular rotation velocity of disc D is higher than its critical velocity. This means the presence of perturbation of the initial contour circumference, perturbation of the current radius of elastoplastic boundary and, in general, perturbation of stress strain state of the whole (unstable) disc.

We focus our attention on the self-balanced form of the stability loss of disc D which is little different from the circular form. The disc boundary equation up to the first order infinitesimal is presented in the form



, (1)

where is a dimensionless current radius, is a small parameter, , is a polar angle. On this basis, let us determine critical values and which accompany reaching of the above mentioned circumference by the perturbed elastoplastic boundary in the elastic zone of disc D. The critical values corresponding to reaching of the disc edge by the elastoplastic boundary, i.e. its contact with curve (1), should be specially calculated. We recall that for solution of these problems it is necessary, first of all, to analytically establish the condition of contact of the elastoplastic boundary and a circumference of given radius, i.e. to construct characteristic equation with the parameter with respect to having solved first the system of linear equations

with respect to and arbitrary constants found in the expressions for stress and displacement components, , and determining perturbed stress strain state of the rotating disc D. The above mentioned linearized perturbations of the first order of smallness satisfy differential balance equations of plane problem and partial differential equations of relationship between stresses and displacements [1]. Unperturbed stress state (designated by the upper index 0) is determined by ordinary differential equations of quasistatic equilibrium and constraint equations in the elastic zone or by the yield Saint-Venant condition [5] in the plastic zone.

In view of the instability development mechanism of the inhomogeneous disc under consideration the stated problem will be solved for each of the four cases: (a) D1peD2e (Figure 1(a)); (s2) D1pD2pe (Figure 1(b)); (b) D1eD2pe (Figure 1(c)); (c) D1peD2pe (Figure 1(d)).

3. Solution in the Case D1peD2e

In order to use boundary and conjugation conditions






for perturbations of the first order of smallness, and of radial, contact and tangential stresses related to the yield limit we recall that in D2e (Figure 1(a))

and in D1e

and, besides,

Here, , , , and are indefinite coefficients and are the coefficients expressed via, , , , and;

, , are known functions [16]. Moreover,


Figure 1. Perturbed elastoplastic boundary reaching given circumference r = h.



For perturbation of the first order of smallness of the radial displacement related to is known from (1)


Conditions (2)-(6) in the extended form [16] are




and, besides,

As a consequence, the characteristic equation with respect to the plastic zone radius corresponding to the moment of contact of the perturbed elastoplastic boundary and the mentioned circumference becomes


The critical value of angular velocity corresponding to the critical value of radius of the plastic domain, (is a critical radius of the plastic zone D1p for which the disc loses its stability) is obtained in terms of (7).

4. Solution in the Case D1pD2pe

Now, in contrast to Section 3, the elastic domain is homogeneous and represents zone D2e (Figure 1(b)), therefore [14,15]

where, , and are indefinite coefficients. Correlations (7) are written as



Therefore, the system of equations for determination of has the form



and, moreover,

Thus, characteristic Equation (8) is constructed.

The characteristic equation with a parameter with respect to critical radius of the plastic domain which reached the external edge of the disc D reads [9]


where for.

5. Solution in the Case D1eD2pe

Having compared stress states (unperturbed and perturbed) of the disc D in cases (s1) and (b) (Figure 1(c)) of instability development we conclude about the necessity to preserve here all calculations of Section 4 having changed the expression for

6. Solution in the Case D1peD2pe

In order to follow the perturbation dynamics of elastoplastic boundary between D2p and D2e (Figure 1(d)) we will take into account (see Section 4) the fact that


Similarly to Section 5 the rest of calculations including general form of characteristic Equations (8) and (10) coincide with the results presented in Section 4.

7. Examples and Concluding Remarks

For inhomogeneous disc with the parameters, , , , , , , and, which loses its stability according to case (a) for and the values of critical radius of plastic zone D1p and relative critical rotation velocity are presented in Table 1.

Table 2 presents characteristic critical values obtained in terms of solution of characteristic Equation (10) for the disc with parameters, , , , , , and which loses its stability according to case (s2) for, and.

The same problem is solved for the disc with, , , , , and whose instability develops according to (b) (Table 3) for, and and according to (c) (Table 4) for, , and.

Table 1. Values of critical radius and relative critical velocity depending on δ.

Table 2. Values of critical radius and relative critical velocity depending on δ.

Table 3. Values of critical radius and relative critical velocity depending on δ.

Table 4. Values of critical radius and relative critical velocity depending on δ.

The relationships established between the value of boundary shape perturbation, location and type of perturbed elastoplastic boundary and rotation velocity of unstable continuous circular disc allow qualitative and quantitative conclusions to be made about peculiarities of the disc super-high-speed dynamics. The application of the obtained results enables us to forecast the development of unstable state and to calculate possible loss of stability and failure of bearing capacity of rotating discs.

It should be noted that basic equations of stability theory of spatial deformable bodies derived by linearization of nonlinear equations contain terms specified via the components of unperturbed ground state. This causes some difficulties in the problem on loss of stability, since a loading parameter associated with the critical efforts enters the basic equations. Application of the approximated approach presented in the paper for stability investigation of spatial elastic bodies simplifies the problem because both the perturbations satisfy the initial balance equations and the loading parameter is introduced into boundary conditions on the perturbed initial surface of the body. The loading parameter is determined by essentially more simple characteristic equations.


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