BALANCER

A computational model for static and dynamic balancing of masses on rotating shafts Balancing is the process of improving the mass distribution of a body so that it rotates in its bearings without unbalanced centrifugal forces. It is thus critical to the performance of any high-speed equipment. Here the problem is mathematically modeled, and a genetic algorithm is presented for obtaining optimal solutions for balancing problems of rotating shafts. This is eventually converted into computer package BALANCER, developed by using the VisualBASIC platform. The model is tested by using typical problems, correctly solved in the literature by conventional methods. The results of three examples give the same match with those obtained from analytical approach. The accuracy of analysis using the model and the students’ feedback suggest that integration of the software tool will be beneficial for improving students’ performance in any dynamics course.

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  1. Oladejo, Kolawole A.; Koya, Olufemi A.; Adekoya, Lawson O.: A computational model for static and dynamic balancing of masses on rotating shafts (2008)