An efficient oil film damper known as a squeeze film damper with valvular metal rubber squeeze film ring (SFD/VMR) was developed for more effective and reliable vibration control, and especially for improving the blade loss dynamics of high-speed rotors based on the conventional squeeze film damper (SFD). The immobile squeeze film ring of the SFD was replaced by the elastic squeeze film ring with the valvular metal rubber subassembly (VMR) of the SFD/VMR. The squeeze film force properties of the SFD/VMR was improved, because it can passively adjust the squeeze film clearance by taking advantage of the elastic deformation of the VMR and can control the squeeze film clearance in a suitable range. The characteristics of squeeze film stiffness and damping coefficients, as well as the steady-state unbalance response of a simple rigid rotor supported on SFD/VMR and SFD, were reported in a previous literature[1]. In this paper, the transient response of the rigid rotor supported on SFD/VMR and SFD subjected to sudden unbalance of blade loss are inverstigated. Time transient simulation and experimental results indicated that SFD/VMR can operate effectively under much greater unbalance compared with SFD, especially under relative large impact loads of blade loss. The SFD/VMR can suppress the occurrence of the nonlinear vibration phenomenon markedly, such as the bistable jump up phenomenon. Furthermore, the effective eccentricities of SFD/VMR with small transfer ratio (T<1.2) extend to two times of SFD, and optimum film stiffness and damping distribution within the whole film clearance can be achieved.

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