A faulty dynamical interaction between a machine and a foundation can lead to unexpected and dangerous failures, impacting human lives and the environment. Some machines, as reciprocating compressors, have a low rotation speed; this can lead to dangerous frequency for the foundation blocks. For this reason, a careful analysis shall be done during the design phase to avoid the range of the frequency of resonances and low vibration speeds. Designers can approach this problem by relying both on Analytical Theory and Finite Element Analysis. This article compares these methods by studying the dynamical response of different foundation geometries in a case study of a reciprocating compressor foundation. The applicability limits of Analytical theory are explored and an evaluation of the difference in the estimation of natural frequencies of the system using Analytical Theory and Finite Elements Analysis are made for different foundation geometries. The comparison shows similar results until the foundation geometry is rigid; reference geometries limits are provided so that designers can choose which of the methods better suits their type of analysis.

Giorgetti, S., Giorgetti, A., Tavafoghi Jahromi, R., & Arcidiacono, G. (2021). Machinery foundations dynamical analysis: A case study on reciprocating compressor foundation. MACHINES, 9(10) [10.3390/machines9100228].

Machinery foundations dynamical analysis: A case study on reciprocating compressor foundation

Giorgetti A.
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2021

Abstract

A faulty dynamical interaction between a machine and a foundation can lead to unexpected and dangerous failures, impacting human lives and the environment. Some machines, as reciprocating compressors, have a low rotation speed; this can lead to dangerous frequency for the foundation blocks. For this reason, a careful analysis shall be done during the design phase to avoid the range of the frequency of resonances and low vibration speeds. Designers can approach this problem by relying both on Analytical Theory and Finite Element Analysis. This article compares these methods by studying the dynamical response of different foundation geometries in a case study of a reciprocating compressor foundation. The applicability limits of Analytical theory are explored and an evaluation of the difference in the estimation of natural frequencies of the system using Analytical Theory and Finite Elements Analysis are made for different foundation geometries. The comparison shows similar results until the foundation geometry is rigid; reference geometries limits are provided so that designers can choose which of the methods better suits their type of analysis.
Giorgetti, S., Giorgetti, A., Tavafoghi Jahromi, R., & Arcidiacono, G. (2021). Machinery foundations dynamical analysis: A case study on reciprocating compressor foundation. MACHINES, 9(10) [10.3390/machines9100228].
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