The dynamical behavior of an asymmetrical Jeffcott rotor subjected to a base translational motion is investigated. As the geometry of the skew disk is not well defined, we introduce some randomness. This uncertainty affects a particular parameter in the time-variant motion equations. Consequently, the amplitude of the parametric excitation is a random parameter which leads us to investigate the robustness of the dynamics. The stability is first studied by introducing a transformation of coordinates (feasible in this case) making the problem simpler. Then, far away from the unstable area, the random forced steady state response is computed from the original motion equations. The Taguchi’s method is used to provide statistical moments of the forced response.

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