A computer code, BDAMPER, was recently developed by Ohio State University researchers and can be used to predict the vibratory response of shrouded blades that contain friction interfaces. This paper discusses some modeling issues that arose in applying BDAMPER to actual blades and outlines a procedure for optimizing the shroud’s design in order to minimize the blade’s resonant response. A comparisons are made between BDAMPER predictions of blade response and experimental data taken from spin pit and engine tests.

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