asymmetric rotor

asymmetric rotor

[¦ā·sə¦me·trik ′rōd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A rotating element for which the axis (center of rotation) is not centered in the element.
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Energy efficiency in the new GA range is achieved through, among other things, state-of-the-art compression elements based on Atlas Copco's patented asymmetric rotor profiles, which drastically reduce volumetric losses.
The tip of the pentagon is occupied by an aldehyde group (a carbon atom bound to one hydrogen atom and--through a double bond--an oxygen atom), which acts as an asymmetric rotor blade.
Topics addressed include vibration analysis, free lateral response of simple rotor models, finite element modeling, free lateral response of complex systems, forced lateral response and critical speeds, asymmetric rotors and other sources of instability, balancing, axial and torsional vibration, and more complex rotordynamic models.
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